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Xu Liu

Associate Language Lecturer


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Jared (LIU, XU) believes that a good English teacher should be professionally trained. When he started his undergraduate studies in 2012 in China, he chose English as his major and undertook a series of English courses as a tutor either on campus or outside his university. Later, he studied the Postgraduate Diploma course in English as Second Language Teaching (ESOL) and Masters course in Applied Linguistics at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.Jared is passionate about English language teaching! He has been involved in the field of English language teaching for a long time and has gained relevant experience from a range of English classrooms, in particular, he has been teaching the (both online and on-site) course about IELTS and Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) for over 5 years. In 2020, as an English teacher, he joined the English Language Center of Shantou University in China. English now is not only a language belonging to a minor group, but a key to the door of international information communication and cultural experience. Therefore, Jared holds a teaching belief in imparting students with solid English language competences in a critical way to help them form an in-depth comprehension about English literature and culture.

Research interests

English Writing, Interaction, and Feedback 

Discourse Analysis

Second Language Acquisition

English for Specific Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

Corpus Linguistics


English Teacher, Shantou University - 2020 to 2022

Associate Language Lecturer, Xian Jiaotong Liverpool University - 2022 to Present


EAP033 Intermediate English (Core Pathway) Modules 

EAP037 Pre-intermediate English Modules 

Awards and honours

National Scholarship (8,000RMB)

International Excellence Scholarship at the University of Waikato (7,500 NZ dollars)

FASS 180-point Masters Award Scholarship at the University of Waikato (3,000 NZ dollars)

An Instruction Certificate of the 1st Prize, The 2022 Peerceptiv National English Writing and Teaching Contest

Education/Academic qualification

Teaching Certificate of Higher Education , Minister of Education

Award Date: 30 Apr 2021

Professional Development of English for Academic Purposes , University of Reading

Award Date: 29 Apr 2021

Master, Applied Linguistics , University of Waikato

Award Date: 31 Oct 2018

Postgraduate Diploma in English as Second Language Teaching , University of Waikato

Award Date: 31 Oct 2017

Business English Certificate (BEC) Higher , University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Sept 2016

Bachelor, English , Hunan International Economics University

Award Date: 30 Jun 2016

Test of English Majors in Band 8 (TEM 8)

Award Date: 6 Jun 2016

Test of English Majors in Band 4 (TEM 4)

Award Date: 30 Nov 2014


  • PE English
  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • LB2300 Higher Education

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