SUSTech Student English Newspaper Article
By: Matthew Jellick
During Freshman “Pre-Sessional” week, CLE teacher Matthew Jellick designed and implemented a Speaking Lesson where students gave a brief presentation about the meanings behind their respective WeChat avatars. An interactive and informal approach, it not only gave students an opportunity to practice their English-speaking skills, but it also allowed them to get to know each other; Freshman who will be spending the next four years living and learning together.
One particular student, Mao Zhenjian (毛振江), took a particular interest in what was being presented by his classmates, asking the teacher if he could further explore the topic. Matthew encouraged him to write a short article, and together, they could edit it for publication in the local English newspaper, The Shenzhen Daily.
After meeting for revisions within the CLE’s Writing Center, the article was submitted and accepted for printing, providing Mao with tangible evidence of his hard work and determination:
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