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Charles Daniel Saliba, B.Ed. (Hons.) Maltese, Dip. Arabic (Distinction), MA in Mediterranean Historical Studies, PhD (Sheff.) UK, lectures on Maltese linguistics and literature at the intermediate and advanced levels at Sir M. A. Refalo Sixth Form. He also teaches Maltese as a foreign language in the same institute. He is also a visiting lecturer at the MCAST University College and a practicum visitor with the Institute for Education. Saliba has published over 50 books on the Maltese language. Saliba won a prize for his book Realtà in the Prose for Adolescents category at the National Book Awards in 2007. He specialises in teaching Maltese as a foreign language. He has presented his research at several international conferences and was invited as keynote speaker on a number of occasions.



Research Interests
  • Teaching Maltese as a foreign language
  • Language teaching methodology
  • Various aspects of the Maltese language, especially its history
  • Proverbs
  • History of the Mediterranean


Publications
  1. Aċċess, Merlin Library, (2006, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2019), co-authored with A. Muscat;
  2. Qawsallinu, Gozo Press, (2006, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2011), co-authored with A. Muscat;
  3. Malti aħjar bi sforzi żgħar! , BDL Publishing, (2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014), co-authored with A. Muscat;
  4. Realtà, Wise Owl Publications, (2006);
  5. Rocco jitgħallem il-karatè, Wise Owl Publications, (2006);
  6. Ktejjeb b’taqsira b’differenza u b’eżerċizzji varji fuq Meta jaqa’ ċ-Ċpar ta’ Trevor Żahra (Pubblikazzjoni Merlin), Gozo Press, (2007, 2009, 2016), co-authored with A. Muscat;
  7. Ktejjeb b’taqsira b’differenza u b’eżerċizzji varji fuq Ħolm tal-Milied? ta’ Trevor Żahra (Pubblikazzjoni Merlin), Gozo Press, (2007, 2009, 2016), co-authored with A. Muscat;
  8. Ktejjeb b’taqsira b’differenza u b’eżerċizzji varji fuq L-Isqaq ta’ Ġuże Chetcuti (Pubblikazzjoni Merlin), Gozo Press, (2007, 2009), co-authored with A. Muscat;
  9. Eċċellenti, BDL Publishing, (2009), co-authored with A. Muscat;
  10. Malti Għalina t-tfal 1, BDL Publishing, (2009, 2012, 2015, 2021), co-authored with A. Muscat;
  11. Malti Għalina t-tfal 2, BDL Publishing, (2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2020), co-authored with A. Muscat;
  12. Malti Għalina t-tfal 3, BDL Publishing, (2009, 2012, 2015, 2018), co-authored with A. Muscat;
  13. Malti Għalina t-tfal 4, BDL Publishing, (2010, 2011, 2015, 2017), co-authored with A. Muscat;
  14. Malti Għalina t-tfal 5, BDL Publishing, (2010, 2013, 2014, 2016), co-authored with A. Muscat;
  15. Malti Għalina t-tfal 6, BDL Publishing, (2010, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2020), co-authored with A. Muscat;
  16. Idjomi Maltin għal studenti għaqlin, BDL Publishing, (2010, 2010, 2013, 2019);
  17. Qwiel Maltin għal studenti ħabrikin, BDL Publishing, (2010, 2010, 2013, 2020);
  18. 75 Lehma 75 Fehma, BDL Publishing, (2010, 2013, 2015, 2016);
  19. Malti għall-Eżamijiet b’Pariri u Tweġibiet!, Gutenberg Press, (2010);
  20. Hijacking in the Mediterranean: The 5 cases of Malta, BDL Publishing, (2010);
  21. Ħtif ta’ Ajruplani fil-Mediterran. Il-Ħames każi ta’ Malta, BDL Publishing, (2010);
  22. Malti aħjar bi sforzi żgħar!... Ktieb tat-Taħriġ, BDL Publishing (2012, 2013, 2018);
  23. Suċċessinu 1, BDL Publishing, (2012, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2021);
  24. Suċċessinu 2, BDL Publishing, (2012, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018);
  25. Idjomi għalina t-tfal, BDL Publishing, (2012);
  26. Qwiel għalina t-tfal, BDL Publishing, (2012);
  27. Gwida għall-Malti Komunikattiv, Gutenberg Press, (2016);
  28. Il-Malti Avvanzat 1, BDL Publishing, (2019, 2020), co-authored with A. Muscat;
  29. Il-Malti Avvanzat 2, BDL Publishing, (2019, 2021), co-authored with A. Muscat;
  30. Il-Malti Avvanzat 3, BDL Publishing, (2020, 2021), co-authored with A. Muscat;
  31. Il-Malti Intermedju 1, BDL Publishing, (2019, 2021), co-authored with A. Muscat;
  32. Hemm Art fil-Folja – Noti, BDL Publishing, (2020), co-authored with A. Muscat;
  33. Hemm Art fil-Folja – Taħriġ, BDL Publishing, (2020), co-authored with A. Muscat;
  34. Hemm Art fil-Folja – Tweġibiet, BDL Publishing, (2020), co-authored with A. Muscat;


  35. Maltese for Foreigners Series
  36. Maltese for Foreigners Syllabus, Level A1, Beginner to Elementary, Online Publishing, (2013, 2017);
  37. Maltese for Foreigners Syllabus, Level A2, Elementary to Pre-Intermediate, Online Publishing, (2013, 2017);
  38. Maltese for Foreigners Syllabus, Level B1, Intermediate, Online Publishing, (2013, 2017);
  39. My First 750 Words in Maltese, Gutenberg Press, (2013, 2016, 2019);
  40. Maltese Grammar Essentials in Context, Gutenberg Press, (2013, 2017, 2020);
  41. Speaking Maltese 1, Gutenberg Press, (2013, 2016, 2019);
  42. Speaking Maltese 2, Gutenberg Press, (2013);
  43. Reality, Gutenberg Press, (2013);
  44. Rocco learns karate, Gutenberg Press, (2013);
  45. Maltese for Foreigners Series: Audio Files (Updated 2017, 2021); Click Here
  46. More Words in Maltese, BDL Publishing, (2015, 2021);
  47. Further Words & Expressions in Maltese, BDL Publishing, (2015);
  48. Medical Words & Phrases in Maltese, Gutenberg Press, (2015);
  49. Speaking Medical Maltese 1, Gutenberg Press, (2015);
  50. Maltese Grammar Essentials in Context 2, Gutenberg Press, (2016, 2021);
  51. Speaking Maltese 3, Gutenberg Press, (2016);
  52. Speaking Medical Maltese 2, Gutenberg Press, (2016);
  53. Maltese Grammar Essentials in Context 3, Gutenberg Press, (2017);
  54. Le mie prime 750 parole in maltese, Print IT, (2018);
  55. Grammatica maltese essenziale e contestuale 1, Print IT, (2018);
  56. Parlo maltese 1, Print IT, (2018);
  57. Maltese per Stranieri: Programma del Corso, Livello A1, Principianti–Elementare, Online Publishing, (2018);
  58. Rapid Maltese 1, Earworms MBT, (2019) Click Here
  59. My First 750 Words in Maltese, BDL Publishing, (2021), eBooks; Click Here
  60. Maltese Grammar Essentials in Context 1, BDL Publishing, (2021), eBooks; Click Here
  61. Speaking Maltese 1, BDL Publishing, (2021), eBooks; Click Here
  62. Meine ersten 750 Wörter auf Maltesisch, Print IT (2021);
  63. Grundlagen der maltesischen Grammatik im Kontext 1, Print IT (2021);
  64. Maltesisch sprechen 1, Print IT (2021).


Keynote Speaker
  1. Colloquium on Proverbs (ICP11) in Tavira, Portugal (2011).
  2. A Wonderful Future Beckons for Young Gozitan Historians, University of Malta (2012).
  3. Second Scientific Conference of Aviation Medicine (2013).
  4. Colloquium on Proverbs (ICP16) in Tavira, Portugal (2016).


Published Research Papers
  1. C. D. Saliba, ‘Maltese Proverbs: a reflection of Mediterranean history and culture?’, Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Proverbs (2012), 71-91.
  2. C. D. Saliba, ‘Skyjacking–its character, effects and decline’, Melita Historica, XVI, 2 (2013),155-166.
  3. C. D. Saliba, ‘Maltese Proverbs on Women’, Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Proverbs (2017), 182-232.
  4. C. D. Saliba, ‘Teaching Maltese as a second language to adults’, in D. Hyatt, P. Clough and C. Nutbrown (eds.) Informing Educational Change: Research Voices from Malta (2017), University of Sheffield, pp. 44-59, Click here.
  5. C. D. Saliba, ‘The Teaching of Maltese as a Foreign Language in Malta and Gozo’, in L. Briguglio, J. Calleja, M. N. Cauchi, and C. Camilleri Rolls (eds.) The Gozo Observer (2018), University of Malta, pp. 23-24. Click here.
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