Raisa Abela has been a teacher of Maltese for the past ten years. She has taught in church and state schools, and has recently joined the lecturing staff at GF Abela Junior college. She has a BA (Hons) in Maltese, a Post graduate certificate in Education and a Post graduate certificate in Educational Mentoring. Last year she has specialised in teaching Maltese as a foreign language from the University of Malta. Raisa is also the author of a number of Maltese textbooks aimed at helping students during their learning journey.