Myriam Fischer Callus studied at the University of Malta and after living some time in South America settled in Germany. She has been working in adult language education since 1980 as a teacher, teacher trainer, course book and materials writer and assessor. She was the Director of English Studies at the Volkshochschule (Adult Education Centre) in Aschaffenburg, Germany for over 20 years.
She was part of the German working group that developed a language portfolio for adults which was accredited by the Council of Europe in 2006. She is a consultant for various publishing companies and has written a series of English language course books for adults.
Myriam acted as the manager of several projects for the ‘Bayerische Volkshochschulverband’ -the umbrella organization of adult centres in Bavaria. Her passion is teacher training. She believes that the quality of language teachers is of utmost importance in a global world of mobility. She has been a key figure in the development and implementation of EUROLTA, both in and outside Germany. In cooperation with the Ministry of Education, she developed a teacher training concept for the training of primary school teachers in Bavaria.
After joining the ICC Board in 2016, she focused on the development and dissemination of EUROLTA.
Besides being involved in many community projects, Myriam teaches German to refugees and is involved in the training of voluntary teachers. She has written a teacher training concept which has been adopted in some German states.
She believes that it is very important to keep up to date with new trends and to follow the general discussion of language teaching and learning around the world.