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By: Matthew Jellick For the past two Semesters, I have led the Southern University of Science and Technology’s Speaking Club, “Voice of SUSTech” through weekly meetings, assembling every Sunday night to practice conversational English in an informal environment.  These gatherings - not classes – act as a...

By: Matthew Jellick Throughout this Semester, members of the SUSTech English Book Club have been reading the nonfiction account of Peter Hessler’s, River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze.  Within the pages, the Staff who make up the Book Club are able to delve into the...

By: Matthew Jellick This Spring Semester the Staff English Class began a Book Club, reading Peter Hessler’s “River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze”.  Meeting every other Thursday during lunch, our group consists of SUSTech Staff members who enjoy English literature, and who value the notion...

SUSTech's Center for Language Education Lecturer, Matthew Jellick, recently had an article published in the "Shenzhen Daily", writing about the importance of a global approach to education. With educational experience himself on five different continents, Jellick believes that an international context provides students - regardless of...

Professor Mike Igoe from the State University of New York at Fredonia visited SUSTech from March 11th to March 17th. He conducted a series of nine seminars on public speaking and presentation skills, learning English, understanding American society, writing right, media ethics, etc. Over the years,...

By: Matthew Jellick In an effort to get outside our comfort zone of speaking English only in a classroom setting, I came up with an assignment to challenge the Staff to incorporate their speaking skills in a more authentic environment.  Developing a five-point plan during class...

The Essay Topic Learning with CLE at SUSTech has helped me to become a better English user   Essays can be any length up to a maximum of 3,000 words and should aim to bring fresh insight and understanding to English learning.   Content and style Essays should be jargon free, making...