Xiwen Lu

Xiwen LuSenior Lecturer in Chinese
Undergraduate Advising Head for the Chinese Language Program

Research Expertise

Teaching chinese as a second language; Computer-based and Internet-based teaching method; teaching Chinese at secondary level

Affiliated Departments/Programs

East Asian Studies

Select Courses Taught

CHIN 29b: Pathways for Chinese Literacy
CHIN 30a: Intermediate Chinese
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: Chinese Foundation: Pronunciation and Grammar
CHIN 201a: Chinese Pedagogy I
CHIN 202b: Chinese Pedagogy II
CHIN 211a: Chinese Practicum I
CHIN 212b: Chinese Practicum II


Beijing Language and Culture University, MA
PLA University of Foreign Language, BA


Brandeis University Provost’s Innovations in Teaching Grant (2015)

Select Publications

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. "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. "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/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.