Otar Mateshvili

Work Experience:

  • 2015 - to date - Head of bachelor’s program “English Philology”, St. Andrew the First-Called Georgian University of the Patriarchate of Georgia
  • 2014 - to date - Dissertation council member of the School of Humanities and Law of St.  Andrew the First-Called Georgian University of the Patriarchate of Georgia
  • 2014 - 2018 - Head of the Language Center Methods Council of St. Andrew the First-Called Georgian University of the Patriarchate of Georgia
  • 2013 - to date - Council member of association “Intercultural Dialog XXI”
  • 2011 - to date - Head of Higher School of Interpreters/Translators, St. Andrew the First-Called Georgian University of the Patriarchate of Georgia
  • 2010 - 2018 - Member of Appeals Commission of National Assessment and Examination Center
  • 2009 - 2018 - Head of the Language Center of St. Andrew the First-Called Georgian University  of the Patriarchate of Georgia
  • 2007 - 2016 - Translator, weekly newspaper  Georgian Journal (Media Holding Kviris Palitra)
  • 2007 - 2013 - Editor, weekly newspaper Georgian Journal (Media Holding Kviris Palitra)
  • 2006 - 2010 - Teacher of Language Center of the Ilya State University
  • 2002 - 2006 - Supervisor of 9 Master’s Degree works, Tbilisi I. Chavchavadze State Institute of Foreign Languages
  • 1998 - 2006 - Head of the Chair of Theory and Practice of Translation, Tbilisi I. Chavchavadze State Institute of Foreign Languages 
  • 1995 - to date - Member of English Teachers Association of Georgia (ETAG)
  • 1995 - 1998 -Council member of the Open Society Georgia Foundation
  • 1992 - 2006 - Head of the Higher Courses of Simultaneous Interpretation, I. Chavchavadze State Institute of Foreign Languages
  • 1991 - Chairman of the entrance exams at the Faculty of the English Language, I.  Chavchavadze State Institute of Foreign Languages
  • 1984 -2006 - Associate Professor, Tbilisi I. Chavchavadze State Institute of Foreign Languages
  • 1979 - 1983 - Second Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia 
  • 1979 - 1981 - Chairman of the State Examination Commission of the Faculty of the Western  European Languages and Literature of Tbilisi State University
  • 1976 - 1984 - Senior teacher, Tbilisi I. Chavchavadze State Institute of Foreign Languages 
  • 1976 - 1979  - Deputy Dean of the English Faculty, Tbilisi I. Chavchavadze State Institute of Foreign Languages
  • 1976 -  Director of Foreign Language Courses, Tbilisi I. Chavchavadze State Institute of Foreign Languages
  • 1964 - 1976 - Assistant teacher at the English Chair, Tbilisi I. Chavchavadze State Institute of Foreign Languages

Work experience abroad:

  • 1984 -1986 - Interpreter/translator in India (Mumbai, New Delhi)
  • 1965- 1967 - Interpreter/translator in Egypt (Aswan) 

Education:

  • 1987 - Postgraduate Retraining and Refresher Courses, Maurice Thorez State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages, Moscow
  • 1980 - Special Course of the English language at Ealing College of Higher Education, London
  • 1975 - PhD in Linguistics, I. Chavchavadze State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages, Tbilisi
  • 1959 -1964 - BA, Teacher of English and Italian languages, from I. Chavchavadze State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages, Tbilisi

Publications:

  • 2019 - Georgian Language for Foreigners (in English)
  • 2017 - English-Georgian Dictionary of Idioms
  • 2015 - History of the English Language (Reader)
  • 2015 - English Lexicology (in English; Reader)
  • 2014 - Check Your English – Tutorial of the English language
  • 2012 - Complete Collection of Epistyles of Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, Coordinator of the group of translators; translator
  • 2005 - Translation (Theory and Practice), textbook
  • 2001 - Logical and linguistic Bases of Metaphor – Transactions of I. Chavchavadze State University “Language, Translation, Literature”, vol. VI
  • 1997 - We Learn to Write and Read Georgian (in English)
  • 1992 - Tests of the English Language

Awards

  • 1998  – Medal of Dignity, Government of Georgia 
  • 1990 – Honorary Citizen of Atlanta, Georgia 

Languages:

  • Georgian - Native,
  • English - Excellent,
  • Russian - Excellent,
  • Italian - Basic,
  • German - Basic
  • Arabic - Basic