Professor Charles L. Mifsud has a first degree in English Language Education from the University of Malta, a Diploma in TEFL, an MPhil in Developmental Psycholinguistics from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a PhD from the University College London, of the University of London, UK in Teacher Education.
Professor Mifsud was a Primary School teacher and a teacher of English in Secondary schools, and an EFL teacher in language schools for a number of years. He was a Head of Department and a Deputy Dean at the University of Malta. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the Universities of Philadelphia and the University at Buffalo, SUNY. He has also held Fellowships in Education at Bellingham State University, Washington State, and the Smithsonian Institute, Education Program in New York.
He has participated actively in a number of national and European initiatives in the field of Literacy Education, including the coordination of the Multilingual Classrooms strand of the European Literacy Network (ELINET), the European Literacy Policy Network (ELPN), the European E-READ, and Digital Literacy in the Early Years DigLitEY. He was also the Editor of Education2000 a professional development magazine for teachers.
He is the Director of the Centre for Literacy at the University of Malta. He was involved in the setting up and development of the National Literacy Agency of Malta and is the Chairperson of the Agency Board. He has coordinated and edited the writing of the National Literacy Strategy for Malta and Gozo 2013-2021 and that for 2022-2030. He is also the Chairperson of the National Language Policy in Education Committee which has prepared the Language Policy in Education for the Early Years and the National Language Policy in Education for the Junior Years. He is also the Malta coordinator of the Language Education Policy Profile for Malta of the Council of Europe.