Matthew Barclay


With a Master’s degree in English: TESL/TEFL from Central Washington University, Matthew Barclay brings a strong background in Linguistics to his teaching. Matt began his career as an ESL instructor at Mordovian State University in Saransk, Russia as a Peace Corps volunteer.  Later, as a Soros Professional English Language Teacher, he trained language teachers at World Languages University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where he also developed ESL textbooks. In the U.S., Matthew created ESL courses focuing on academic reading and writing at Diablo Valley, Los Medanos and Contra Costa Community College; while at California State University, East Bay, he taught a four-skill course in their intensive ESL program as well as electives courses in computer science.