Associate Professor of School of Foreign Language

Phone: 02787558365

Email: xiataozhen@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: English Teaching; English Lexicology

Xia Taozhen, female, born in April, 1964, entering HUST as an English major in 1981; promoted to associate professor in 2000; with a rich teaching experience in English language and English Lexicology, and a wide range research interests from English teaching to English Lexicology.

Academic Degrees

2001.9-2004.1          Huazhong University of Science and Technology   Master of Arts

1981.9-1986.6          Huazhong Institute of Technology    Bachelor of Arts

Professional Experience

2006.7 Willamette University – Visiting Scholar

2000.5-present Huazhong University of Science and Technology – Associate Professor

1992.9-2000.5 Huazhong University of Science and Technology – Instructor

1986.07-1992.9 Huazhong University of Science and Technology – Teaching Assistant

Selected Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Xia Taozhen. A Review of Foreign Language Textbook Compiling. Higher Engineering Education Research. Supplement. 2008. 43-46.
  2. Xia Taozhen. On Blending of Chinese Classical Poetry Tradition and French Symbolism. Academic Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Social Sci. edi. Supplement. 2003. No.3. 94-96.
  3. Xia Taozhen.(3rd author) The Comparative Study of the Interior Growth Theme—Between Araby and The Garden Party. Academic Journal of Huanggang Vocational Technological Institute. 2003. No.2.4-8.
  4. Xia Taozhen.(2nd author) Characteristics and Inspirations of EFL Course at University of Westminster. Foreign Language Teaching Abroad. 2003. No.1.1-5.
  5. Xia Taozhen.(2nd author) Reform and Innovation: The Only Way of Sustainable Development. Global Education. 2002. No.12. 12-14.
  6. Xia Taozhen. On Developing Rules of English Neologisms. Academic Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Social Sci. edi. Supplement. 2001. 152-153.
  7. Xia Taozhen. On Teaching of Comprehensive English to English Majors. Higher Education Research. Supplement.2000. 48-49.
  8. Xia Taozhen.(2nd author) On English Songs Teaching. Foreign Language Teaching Abroad. 2000. No. 4. 42-44.
  9. Xia Taozhen. How to Make Chinese Students “Open Up”. WORLDWIDE TEACHER(USA),Spring/Fall 1999.
  10. Xia Taozhen. On the Rapid Growth of Contemporary English Vocabulary and Its Causes. Academic Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Social Sci. edi. Supplement. 1998.

 

Textbooks Compiled:

  1. Participation in Compilation. Experiencing English Viewing Listening and Speaking Coursebook 4 & Teacher’s Book 4. Higher Education Press.2010.
  2. Vice Editor. Selected Readings of British and American Newspapers. Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press. 2006.
  3. Participation in Compilation. Comprehensive Training for English Band 4 Testing. Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press.1997.
  4. Participation in Compilation. Practical English Grammar for Students. Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press.1995.

Awards and Honors

  1. 1993-1994 Academic Year HUST Teaching Quality Excellence Third Prize
  2. 1998-1999 Academic Year HUST Teaching Quality Excellence Second Prize
  3. 2003-2004 Academic Year HUST Teaching Quality Excellence Second Prize
  4. 2003-2005 Academic Year HUST Excellent Communist Party Member
  5. 2005-2006 Academic Year HUST Teaching Quality Excellence Second Prize
  6. 2005-2006 Academic Year HUST Excellent Female Employee
  7. 2007 China MUN Advisor Award
  8. 2008 HUST Subject Contest Excellent Guidance Counselor
  9. 2010 HUST Subject Contest Excellent Guidance Counselor

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses:

  1. Intensive English (C);
  2. English Listening (C);
  3. Extensive English (C)
  4. English Lexicology (C);
  5. Media Viewing and Listening (C);
  6. English Grammar (C);
  7. Advertising Translation (C);
  8. Analysis of English Vocabulary (O).

Centers/Programs

  1. 2008. Research on Reform and Construction of Listening Textbook for English Majors. The 11th five-year Planning Project of Hubei Educational Science. Project Leader.
  2. 2005. The Comparative Study of Major Coursebooks for Foreign Language Majors at Foundation Level. Project Leader.
  3. 2001. Research on Coursebook Compiling and Teaching of College Specialized English. Higher Education Branch Project of the Ministry of Education. Project Member.
  4. 2000. The Study of Ways of Developing Newest Vocabulary of Contemporary English. HUST Liberal Arts Fund Project. Project Leader.
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