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Chengcheng Li

Language Lecturer


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As a professional Language lecturer with many years of experience working with diverse groups of learners at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Chengcheng Li holds a MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts (Boston) and has taught EAP and Critical Thinking classes. In her teaching, she advocates learner-centered and research-led learning in which she is passionate about instilling in students the importance of thinking critically and creatively. Her experience, insights, and reflections are now published in a book co-authored with Professor Youmin Xi, titled Research-Led Learning and Critical Thinking-EAP Practice by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (Beijing). Her research interests include Critical Thinking, HeXie Mindset, HeXie Theory (by Professor Youmin Xi), Literacy, Sociolinguistics, EAP, and Educational Management. She currently teaches EAP and works on higher education related research projects.

Research interests

Educational Management

HeXie Theory (by Youmin Xi)

HeXie Mindset



Creative and critical thinking


Lecturer, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2012- Present


EAP105 for IBSS 2020-Present

CHE 001 Chemistry around us 2016/2017/2018/2019

ARC002 Architectural representation and communication 2019

ARC001 Introduction to Architecture and Visual Culture2016/2017/2018/2019

EAP025 Standard Pathway 2019

LAN102 Critical Thinking: Self and the World 2015-2019

Awards and honours

CCTV CUP National English Speech Contest (by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press), 3rd Prize, 2007

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Certificate, Deeper Learning, Harvard University, USA, 2018

Certificate, Visible Thinking, Harvard University, USA, 2017

Certificate, Teaching Poetry, Harvard University, USA, 2017

MA Applied Linguistics, University of Massachusetts, USA, 2014

Certificate, Principles and Practice of Online Learning and Teaching, TESOL, VA, USA, 2012

Certificate, TESOL, VA, USA, 2012

BS Hydrology Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, China, 2008

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  • Staff


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