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Dr. Justin Zelime

Faculty of Arts and Social Development

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Dr. Justin Zelime

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Development


Dr. Zelime has over 25 years of experience in the education field. His career in education started in 1998 as a teacher of English as a second language at secondary level. In 2005, he moved to the National Institute of Education (NIE), the main teacher training institution in the Seychelles at that time, to work as a teacher trainer in the subject English as a Second language. During his tenure at NIE, he taught different modules ranging from reading, writing, learning theories, academic writing, study skills and educational research. His duties also included the development of different pedagogical courses and programs as well as the supervision of Bachelor and Master’s degree projects.

In 2009, Dr. Zelime began working with the University of Seychelles (hereafter UniSey) as a lecturer in the subjects’ English language and literature. He taught different modules on the BA English program in collaboration with the University of London. Courses included titles such as Introduction to Language, Language and Media, Approaches to Text, Victorian Literature etc. He also had the role of Head of Department of English from 2010 to 2014.

In 2022, he was appointed as the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Development, a position that he still holds. Dr. Zelime holds a BA in Modern English Studies from the University of Wales, Cardiff. He also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and a Master’s Degree in English Language Teaching from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.

In March 2022, he completed his PhD studies in Language Teaching and Learning and Language in Education Policy with Umeå University, Sweden. Dr. Zelime’s main research interests fall within several overlapping fields, namely language policy, language didactics, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, language support pedagogy, language-in-education, educational science and sociolinguistics. He is also very interested in the language politics in post-colonial contexts, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. He is currently involved in two projects funded by the Swedish Research Council that explore language policies and the potential of multilingual education pedagogy in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • BA in Modern English Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff 
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) 
  • Master’s Degree in English Language Teaching, University of Warwick, United Kingdom. 
  • PhD studies in Language Teaching and Learning and Language in Education Policy with Umeå University, Sweden.

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