Siqun XU

English Instructor 
Staff Bio

Xu Siqun (Adrian) used to be an excellent student in the English Department, School of Foreign Languages, Shenyang Normal University, between the years of 2000 and 2004. After graduation with BA in English, Adrian became an English teacher in the same department where he studied. As is the custom, only the most excellent student can have such an opportunity. In two years’ of teaching, he has taught several classes such as English Reading, English Grammar and Listening class on undergraduate level.

After winning the Edinburgh China Master’s Scholarship, he went to Scotland to do his Master of Science Applied Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and English Language, the University of Edinburgh, and graduated in September 2007. In 2010,he pursued his doctorate in Sociolinguistics at the School of English, the University of Nottingham under the supervision of Prof Roshni Mooneeram, Prof Geoff Hall, and Prof Louise Mullany.

Adrian’s interest lies in language and identity construction (qualitative methods), conversation analysis, discourse analysis, social networks and communities of practice, particularly the analysis of gender and the co-construction of identity in family, and classroom discourse from interactional sociolinguistics and conversation analysis perspectives. He is also interested in the development of interdisciplinary frameworks to integrate sociolinguistic research and theory into conversation studies in private and non-institutional settings.

Apart from his teaching, Adrian is diligent in his research and has cooperatively worked with others in publications.


A sociolinguistic Study of Discourse and Gender Identity in Transitional China: A Case Study of Shenzhen
Ministry of Education – Leading Person – 2015.9-2018.9
An Exploration of College English Teaching on Sakai in Cloud Model – A Case Study of SUSTech
University Level – Leading Person – 2015.6-2017.6
Construction of MOOC English Course Innovative Mode- An Exploration of SUStech in the Era of Big Data
Provincial Level – Leading Person – 2015.9-2017.9
An Empirical Study of EAP course using Flipped Way Municipal Level – Leading Person – 2015.11-2016.11


徐嗣群,朱丽妹. 定量研究与定性分析在语言与性别研究中的应用[J]. 学理论. 2015 (4),P84-85.
研究报告:性别构建与家庭话语分析:个案研究。 2014.6。
Siqun, XU. (2010): Representation of Self among Chinese College Job-Hunters. Journal of New Teachers Teaching, V3, p3-5.
Siqun, XU. (2010): How are Gendered Identities Expressed in Family Interaction. Journal of Contemporary Culture and Education Research, p27-36.
徐嗣群. 从实践社区角度看(不)礼貌理论在语言与性别研究中的应用[J]. 读与写(教育教学刊). 2010(12), p29-30.

Presentations (Selected):

College English Translation Teaching in the Context of Internet
Shenzhen  2016.4.15-16 Translation in New Era International Conference at CUHK Shenzhen
On Possibility of Role Transfer from College English Teacher to ESP Teacher
SH 2016.1.8-10 全国ESP高端学术论坛 National ESP Academic Forum
Construction and Practice of Formative Assessment: A Case Study of SUSTech Guangzhou 2015.11.28-30 Language Testing and Assessment International Conference at GDUFS
“Language Socialization in a Single Mother/Daughter Naturally Occurring Conversation in China”
HKU 2015.10.2-3 Sociolinguistics Today and Tomorrow, STT2015
“A discourse analysis of watching sports-related program– a multitasking mother from single-mother community”
Manila  2015.9.24-26 The 9th Free Linguistics Conference (FLC2015)
Discursive Identity Construction in Two Divorced Mother-led Families in Contemporary China
HKU 2015.6.3-6 The Sociolinguistics of Globalization: (De)centring and (de)standardization

Awards and honors:

2016 Excellent Teaching Awards, Southern University of Science and Technology
2016 Excellent Public Service Awards, Southern University of Science and Technology
2015 Travel Grants from School of English (CNY 3,800), Nottingham
2015 Graduate School Travel/Conference Award (CNY 5,500), Nottingham
2013 People’s Choice Award for Three Minutes thesis competition (CNY 500), Nottingham
2013 First Prize of Three Minutes Thesis Competition (3MT, CNY 2,000), Nottingham
2011 Interpreter Award for World University President Forum, Shenzhen
2011 Best Translator Award for the 26th Universiade, Shenzhen
2006 The University of Edinburgh China Master’s Scholarship (CNY 45,000), Edinburgh
2004 The Model Student Award (40 out of 15000), Shenyang
2004 The Third Prize of the 8th “FLTRP CUP” National English Debating Competition, Northeast
2003 The Excellent Student in Teaching Practice Award, Shenyang
2003 The Second Prize of “CCTV CUP” National English Speaking Contest, Shenyang
2002 The Excellent Student Representative Award, Shenyang
2002 The Second Prize in Push and Pull item, Sport meeting, Shenyang
2001 The Best Student Award, Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang
2001 The Best Performance and Best Band in First Foreign Language Song Contest, Shenyang
2001 The Second Prize in English Speaking Contest, Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang
2000 The First Prize in Oral English Contest, Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang