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Matthew Jellick

Matthew Jellick holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching (TESOL) from the University of Southern California (USC – Los Angeles) and a BA in Liberal Studies (Migrant Education) from Portland State University, USA.  Before joining Southern University of Science and Technology, he worked as a university lecturer in Ethiopia (English Language Fellowship, through Georgetown University, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department).  He has also taught English 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 November of 2016, he has organized and led an English Book Club and an English-Speaking Club, written various articles about the collusion of English and Culture, and even recorded the English version of the Library’s closing announcement! In his free time, Matthew enjoys traveling, having visited 41 countries on six continents, interested in different cultures, food, and music from around the globe…

 

International Publications (Selected)

Newspapers

The Shenzhen Daily (2017):

“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”

 

Magazines

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”

Ethiopia: US Embassy (2014-2016)

“Gender Empowerment Through Sports”

Djibouti: Université de Djibouti (2015, 2016)

“American English on the Horn of Africa”

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”

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

“The Classroom as a Global Platform”

 

International Educational Experience (Abroad)

China: University Lecturer (2016-2017)

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