Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 120
Departments/ProgramsGerman, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature
DegreesBeijing Language and Culture University, M.A.
PLA University of Foreign Language, B.A.
ExpertiseTeaching Chinese As A Second Language
Computer-based and Internet-based teaching method
Teaching Chinese at secondary level
ProfileXiwen Lu’s professional background is teaching Chinese as a second language, and she also explores in depth in the field of computer-based and Internet-based Chinese teaching method, and teaching Chinese at secondary level. In her academics career, she has taught different levels of Chinese in world leading programs such as Harvard Summer Program and Alliance. At her current faculty appointment here at Brandeis she teaches Intermediate level Chinese, Practical Chinese Phonetics, Lexics, Syntax, and Pragmatics, and Chinese Pedagogy. She serves as the undergraduate advising head, graduate student advisor, and FLOC meeting member. She also serves as the reviewer for Chinese Teaching in the World, which is the authoritative journal in the Chinese teaching field.
|CHIN||29b||Pathways for Chinese Literacy|
|CHIN||40b||Advanced Intermediate Chinese|
|CHIN||105a||Advanced Conversation and Composition I|
|CHIN||105b||Advanced Conversation and Composition II|
|CHIN||120a||Readings in Contemporary Chinese Literature: Advanced Chinese Language|
|CHIN||200a||Practical Chinese Phonetics, Lexics, Syntax, and Pragmatics|
|CHIN||201a||Chinese Pedagogy I|
|CHIN||202b||Chinese Pedagogy II|
|CHIN||211a||Chinese Practicum I|
|CHIN||212b||Chinese Practicum II|
Awards and Honors
Brandeis University Provost’s Innovations in Teaching Grant (2015)
Lu, Xiwen. "Improving Students’ Character Recognition Ability Using On-line Practice." ACTFL 2016 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, Boston, MA. November 18-20, 2016. (forthcoming)
Lu, Xiwen. "Bridging High School to College: Design Secondary School Curriculums in a College Placement Perspective." 13th New York International Conference on Teaching Chinese, Pace University in New York City. 05/02/2015.
Lu, Xiwen. "Prevalent Standards for K-12 Foreign Language Teaching in the U.S.." Confucius Institute at UMass Boston Volunteer Training. UMass Boston. 2015/10/30.
Lu, Xiwen/Gao, Liqun. "对外汉语课堂互动中纠正性反馈对习得的影响 （Impact of Corrective Feedbacks on the Acquisition in Chinese L2 Classroom Interaction）." 世界汉语教学（Chinese Teaching in the World） 29. 1 (2015): 128-143.
Wang, Qiuyu / Lu, Xiwen. "A survey of Chinese Heritage Learners, the challenge and strategy in curriculum design." National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages Annual 2015 Conference, Dulles, VA. 04/24/2015-04/26/2015.
Wang, Qiuyu / Lu, Xiwen. "美国在华留学项目中汉语教师的跨文化交际意识培养." 2015年第五届国际汉语教师培养论坛, Beijing, China. 2015/07/16-18.
Lu, Xiwen. "From Standards to Classrooms: Textbooks for Chinese Immersion Programs." Woodstock, Oregon. 05/15/2014.
Lu, Xiwen. "Lesson Plan, Unit Plan and Curriculum Mapping Design for K‐12 Chinese Classes ‐ taking Easy Steps to Chinese for example." The 3rd Conference of the NECLTA‐International Conference on Learning and Teaching Chinese Language and Culture, University of Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 10/04/2014.
Lu, Xiwen. Computer-based Advanced Intermediate Level Chinese Textbook. Waltham, MA: Unpublished course pack, 2014.
Lu, Xiwen. Computer-based Intermediate Level Chinese Textbbok. Waltham, MA: Unpublished course pack, 2013.
Lu, Xiwen. "IMPACT OF CORRECTIVE FEEDBACK ON THE ACQUISITION IN CHINESE L2 CLASSROOM INTERACTION." 17th Princeton Conference on Chinese Language Instruction, Princeton University. 2009/04/25.
Yu Feng, Xiwen Lu. "普及与提高——对海外汉语教学的宏观思考." 中美社会和文化 19. 19 (2009): 90-93.