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Sujing Xu

Assistant Professor in Mandarin Chinese, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

Sujing Xu is currently an assistant professor in Mandarin Chinese at the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, the University of Nottingham. She has been teaching Mandarin in Higher Institutions for more than a decade. Prior to joining the University of Nottingham in the UK, she taught at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (from 2006 until 2011).

Teaching Summary

Sujing is passionate about teaching and has taught Mandarin language modules for learners from beginners' level to the advanced level. She currently is the module convenor and tutor for the following… read more

Research Summary

Sujing's current research focuses on educational drama and its applications in language teaching and learning. Her recent peer reviewed paper "Enhancing Chinese Literacy Skills through Drama… read more

Sujing is passionate about teaching and has taught Mandarin language modules for learners from beginners' level to the advanced level. She currently is the module convenor and tutor for the following Mandarin modules: Mandarin Chinese for Beginners, Mandarin Chinese for Advanced Level, Mandarin Discourse Skills for Language Professionals. Besides Mandarin language teaching, Sujing also contributes to the content module Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages by delivering parts of the lectures and seminars.

Current Research

Sujing's current research focuses on educational drama and its applications in language teaching and learning. Her recent peer reviewed paper "Enhancing Chinese Literacy Skills through Drama Activities: A Case Study of Mandarin Chinese for Beginners' Course at the University of Nottingham" was published in Innovation in Language Learning 2019'- Conference Proceedings, published by Pixel. Available online: https://conference.pixel-online.net/ICT4LL/files/ict4ll/ed0012/FP/6116-LSK4204-FP-ICT4LL12.pdf

Past Research

Sujing is research active in the field of blended language learning. She has collaborated with her Nottingham colleagues Dr Neil Hughes and Dr Lan Lo to develop the blended learning model MIRACLE (an acronym which stands for Mode, Integration, Research, Asynchronicity, Challenges, Learners and Evaluation) for the Mandarin for Beginners module here at University of Nottingham. The following co-authored research paper was a direct outcome of this fruitful collaboration:

Neil Hughes, Lan Lo & Sujing Xu (2017): Blended Chinese language learning design: an integrative review and synthesis of the literature, The Language Learning Journal, Routledge http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09571736.2017.1280526.

Besides research on language learning, Sujing has also investigated China's cultural and creative industries. In 2011 Sujing collaborated with Dr Andrew White from University of Nottingham Ningbo China. They jointly conducted research on China's cultural policy by examining the case of the development of cultural and creative industries in Shanghai. The resulting research paper was published in 2012:

Andrew White & Sujing Xu (2012): A critique of China's cultural policy and the development of its cultural and creative industries: the case of Shanghai, Cultural Trends, Routledge http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09548963.2012.698558

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