Center For Language Education-SUSTech | Matthew Jellick
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Matthew Jellick

Matthew Jellick holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching (TESOL) from the University of Southern California and a BA in Liberal Studies (Migrant Education) from Portland State University.  Before joining Southern University of Science and Technology, he worked as a Teacher Trainer in Ethiopia (English Language Fellowship, through Georgetown University, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department).  He has also taught in the United States, Mexico, South Korea and New Zealand. 

Matthew’s interests within the field of English Acquisition include Migrant Education, Gender Empowerment through Education, and Adult Education in a Sociocultural Context.  Since joining SUSTech in October of 2016, he has organized and led three successful English Book Clubs and an English-Speaking Club, written numerous newspaper articles about the collusion of English and Culture, won the university’s “Young Teacher Teaching Award”, and during his Department’s Annual Review, won an “Excellence in Teaching” Award for his hard work and dedication.   However, what Matthew remains most proud of – and claims as his legacy – is having done the English recording for the SUSTech Library’s promotional video and closing announcement!

In his free time, Matthew enjoys traveling, having visited 45 countries on five continents, and remains interested in different cultures, food and music from around the globe…


International Publications (Selected)


The Shenzhen Daily (2017-2018):

“Football: The World’s One True Global Language”

“Ethiopia and China: Global Education”

“Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: At English Book Club”

“Isle of Dogs: A Film Review”

“SUSTech’s Global Reach: Polish International Education Fair”

“California: Rising Up To Paradise”

“SUSTech Staff English Book Club: Anchee Min’s, ‘The Cooked Seed’”

“My Parents’ Visit to China: Continued Global Education”

“SUSTech Student Takes Summer Course At USC”

“TOEFL: Linguistic Gateway to The World”

“SUSTech English Speaking Club Field Trip”

“SUSTech English Book Club: Discussing Different Viewpoints”

“Global Education: Differing Ideas to Common Dreams”


The Ethiopian Herald (2015- 2016):

“Farewell Ethiopia”

“Gender Empowerment Through Football: US Embassy Donation and Clinic”

“English Education: Ethiopia and Beyond”

“An Academic Year of Change”

“Feasible Means for Empowerment: Education”


The Korea Times (2012-2014):

“Thank You, Korea!”

“US Embassy’s Youth Leadership Camp”

“Global Challenges for Humanity”

“Korea, Mexico Move Closer to Each Other”


The Korean Herald (2012)

“A New Korean Player on the L.A. Dodgers”



English Teaching Forum (2015):

“My Classroom: Ethiopia”

“Cultural Introductions by way of Storytelling”


10 Magazine Korea (2014 – 2015):

“From East Asia to East Africa: A Global Comparison on Teaching Abroad”

“Korean Students Studying Abroad in New Zealand”

“Container Ship Traveling: My Own Way Home”


International Presentations (Selected)

United States: International TESOL Conference (2015)

“The English Language Club Movement: Transforming Lives Across Africa”

Djibouti: Université de Djibouti (2015, 2016)

“American English on the Horn of Africa”

Ethiopia: US Embassy (2014-2016)

“Gender Empowerment Through Sports”

Kenya: Strathmore University (2015)

“Integrated Student Learning Outside of the Classroom”

Burkina Faso: Burkina English Teachers Association (2015)

“Extending Education: Inside as well as Outside of the Classroom”

South Korea: USC Rossier School of Education (2013-2014)

“Masters of Arts in Teaching TESOL While Teaching Abroad”

New Zealand: Middleton Grange International College (2012, 2013)

“The Classroom as a Global Platform”


International Educational Experience (Aborad)

China: University Lecturer (2016-2018)

Djibouti: Visiting English Instructor (2015, 2016)

Ethiopia: University Lecturer (2014-2016)

South Korea: High School English Teacher (2009-2014)

New Zealand: Study-Abroad English Teacher (2013, 2014)

Mexico: Mexican Educational Migration Research (2008)

Mexico: Cross-Cultural Educational Research (2007)

France: College Study Abroad Program (2000)

Denmark, France, England: High School Study Abroad (1995)


International Donation Projects

Korea – Ethiopia/Djibouti: $50,000 (USD) Nike Football Equipment for Gender Empowerment

United States – Ethiopia:  $500,000 (USD) English Textbooks for Dire Dawa University