Faculty Directory

ZHENG Xinmin


ZHENG, Xinmin

Ph.D. (HKU), Shanghai International Studies University

Professor, School of Education, SISU

Email: sxmzheng@shisu.edu.cn


Research Interests

Educational Linguistics, Language Teacher Cognition, Language Teacher Development, Foreign Language Education.


Teaching Courses

Educational Linguistics, Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, Theory of Curriculum and Instruction, General Linguistics.


Authored Book

Changing Pedagogy: Analyzing ELT teachers in China (with Chris Davison). The Continuum International Publishing GroupLondon/New York (2008) .

Interviews with Domestic and International Scholars about New Concepts in Language Education. Hefei: Beijing Normal University Publishing Group/Anhui University Press (2011) .

Faith and Aspiration: Approaching SISU teachers. Hefei: Beijing Normal University Publishing Group/Anhui University Press (2016).

The Growth of Doctors Majored in English Language & Literature. Hefei: Beijing Normal University Publishing Group/Anhui University Press (2017).

A Probe into English Academic Writing: A Report from Simon’s Research and Learning Community. Hefei: Beijing Normal University Publishing Group/Anhui University Press (2017).


Edited Book

Research Studies in Education. The University of Hong KongHong Kong. (2004)


Journal Articles

Zheng, X. M. & Adamson, B. (2003). The Pedagogy of a Secondary School Teacher of English in the People’s Republic of China: Challenging the Stereotypes. Regional English Language Center Journal, 34(3), 323-327.

Zheng, X. M., & Adamson, B. (2003). The Pedagogy of a Secondary School Teacher of English in the People’s Republic of China: Challenging the Stereotypes. RELC Journal, 34(3), 323-337.

Zheng, X. M. (2004). A Review of “China’s English: A History of English in Chinese Education”.FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING AND RESEARCH, (4), 263.

Zheng, X. M. (2005). Review on Washback in Language Testing: Research Contents and Methods. FOREIGN LANGUAGE WORLD, (4), 73-75.

Wang, X. Q., Zheng, X. M. (2005). Thoughts on Classroom Teaching Innovation Triggered by Students’ Perception of Chinese and Foreign Instructor’s Pedagogies.  Foreign Languages in China, (5), 48-53.

Zheng, X. M. (2005). Review on Information Technology and Innovation in Language Education. Media in Foreign Language Instruction, (4), 78-80,77

Zheng, X. M., Jiang, Q. Y. (2005). A case study of teachers’ beliefs in college English innovation and change. FOREIGN LANGUAGE WORLD, (6), 16-22+81.

Zheng, X. M. (2006). Unity within Diversity: New Trends and Developments in Asia English Language Teaching. FOREIGN LANGUAGE WORLD, (2), 72-79.

Zheng, X. M. (2006). Exploration on Teachers’ Cognition in College English Teaching Innovation and ChangeA Case Study. Media in Foreign Language Instruction, (2), 32-39.

Zheng, X. M. (2006). n interview with Professor Donald Freeman. FOREIGN LANGUAGE WORLD, (3), 38-41.

Wu, S. J., Zheng, X. M. (2006). Research Study into English Thesis Writing A Case Study of a Computer-based Design System for Academic Writing. Media in Foreign Language Instruction, (5), 33-36.

Zheng, X. M. (2006). An Analysis of Metaphors in the American Black Novel The Bluest Eye. Journal of Fuzhou University (Philosophy and Social Sciences), 20(4), 91-95.

Zheng, X. M. (2007). Singapore’s ELT innovation and change-Interview with Professor Phyllis Chew. FOREIGN LANGUAGE WORLD, (4), 83-87.

Zheng, X. M. (2007). Review on Testing Second Language Speaking. Media in Foreign Language Instruction, (3), 78-80.

Zheng, X. M. (2007). A Review of the 5th Asian TEFL Annual Conference. Media in Foreign Language Instruction, (4), 80.

Zheng, X. M., Zhang, Y. G. (2007). “Flying with Wings: Meeting the Challenges of English Teaching in Asia”——Review of the 4th Annual Conference of Asia TEFL, Fukuoka, Japan. Foreign Languages and Their Teaching, (12), 60-62.

Deng, X. E., Zheng, X. M. (2008). Study on the Effectiveness of Group Work in College English Classrooms. Media in Foreign Language Instruction, (4), 41-46.

Zheng, X. M. (2008). An Interview with Professor William Littlewood.FOREIGN LANGUAGE WORLD, (5), 64-69.

Zheng, X. M. (2009). Asian Englishes: Beyond the Canon by Braj B. Kachru. Foreign Languages Research, (1), 104-107.

Zheng, X. M. (2009). How Far Can We Go without a Methodological Approach: A Contrastive Analysis of Doctoral Dissertations in Applied Linguistics Domestic and Abroad. Media in Foreign Language Instruction, (3), 72-77.

Zheng, X. M. (2009). A Review of Comments from Readers and Book Reviewers on Amy Tan's Latest Novel Saving Fish from Drowning. Journal of Fuzhou University (Philosophy and Social Sciences), (3), 85-90.

Zheng, X. M. (2009). Interview with Professor Rod Ellis on Language Teaching and Learning. Media in Foreign Language Instruction, (6), 76.

Zheng, X. M., Li, C. T. (2010). Interview with Prof. David Nunan on Culture in Language Teaching and Learning. Media in Foreign Language Instruction, (2), 74-78.

Zheng, X. M. (2010). Interview with Professor Motha about her Review of Doctoral Research in Appiled Linguistics in the United States.JOURNAL OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES, 33(3), 93-95.

Zhu, L., Zheng, X. M. (2010). Pragmatics Should Examine Language and Language Use from a Broad Cognitive, Social and Cultural Perspective: An Interview with Professor Jef Verschueren. Media in Foreign Language Instruction, (3), 76-79.

Zheng, X. M., Fang, N. (2010). The Way to Success in TEFL in China: A Study of the UNNC Academic English Model. Foreign Language Teaching and Research, 42(6), 478-479.

Zheng, X. M., Fang, N. (2010). Interview with Prof. Jack Richards on Foreign Language Teacher Professional Development.Media in Foreign Language Instruction, (3), 77-80.

Zheng, X. M. (2012). On Postgraduate Students' Critical Thinking and Research Creative Ability in Foreign Language Teaching——An Interview with Professor Steve J. Kulich at Shanghai International Studies University. Foreign Languages in China, 9(03), 85-89.

Zheng, X. M. (2012). Foreign Language Pedagogic Innovation Study in View of Technical Culture. Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Education, (05), 56-61.

Xun, Y., Zheng, X. M. (2014). A Review of the Studies on EFL Teachers’ Identity in the Past Decade. Modern Foreign Languages, (01), 118-126+147.

Zheng, X. M., Zuo, X. Y. (2014). Clear-cut Research Questions and Appropriate Research Methods Are a Must in Foreign Language Teacher Research: A Critical Review of the Literature Between 2004 and 2013 in China. Foreign Languages and Their Teaching, (06), 7-12+19.

Zheng, X. M., Wang, Y. S. (2014). How to Conduct Surveys Scientifically in Foreign Language Education Research——An Analysis of Articles Published in 10 CSSCI Foreign Language Journals from 2008-2013.Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Education, (04), 8-13.

Sun, Q. M., Zheng, X. M. (2015). A case study of tertiary EFL teachers’ personalized learning from the learning community perspective.Foreign Language World, (5), 88-96.

Xun, Y., Zheng, X. M. (2015). Middle School English Teachers’ Identity and Its Impact on Teachers’ Professional Development. Elementary education, (02), 43-50.

Zheng, X. M., Yang, C. H. (2015). An Analysis of the Characteristics and Trends in the Development of Language Education Policy in Australia.Higher Education Exploration, (02), 55-60.

Zheng, X. M., Ying, J. Q. (2015).A Study on Inference Quality of Mixed Methods Research in Foreign language Education Research. Technology Enhanced Foreign Language Education, (3), 10-16.

Wang, J. L., Zheng, X. M. (2015). A New Probe into the Cognition of Postgraduate Supervisors in Humanities in China. Social Science Forum, (12),222-226.

Xiang, M. Y., Zheng, X. M., Wu, Y. P. (2016). Research on language teacher beliefs abroad: Review and reflection.Foreign Language World, (01),79-8+95.

Zheng, X. M., Xu, B. (2016). NetnographyA New Method for Qualitative Data Collection. Technology Enhanced Foreign Language Education, (4), 3-8.

Feng, M. Z., Zheng, X. M. (2016).Using Tasks to Enhance English Learners’ Reflective Learning and Writing Competence Among Non-English Majors in China

. Foreign Languages in China,13(06), 12-18.

Zheng, X. M., Jing, F. L. (2017). A Genre and Metadiscourse Analysis of the Correspondence Effects Between Introduction and Conclusion in Empirical Articles: Focusing on Chinese Foreign Language Journals.Foreign Languages and Their Teaching, (04), 42-51+147-148.

Zhang, Y. Q., Huang, Y. H., Zheng, X. M. (2017). Study on Tertiary EFL Teachers’ Research Behavioral Development and Its Influential Factors.Foreign Languages in China, 14(06), 101-109.

Meng, C. G., Chen, L. P., Zheng, X. M. (2018). A Survey of University EFL Teachers' Academic Writing and Publishing.Foreign Languages and Their Teaching, (01), 110-119+150.

Zheng, X. M., Jing, J. (2018). An Interview with Prof. Bob AdamsonFocusing on How to Improve Doctoral Dissertation Writing in Foreign Language Discipline. Technology Enhanced Foreign Language Education, (02), 91-96.

Ruan, X. L., Zheng, X. M. An analysis of visualized data display in SSCI articles of applied linguistics. Journal of Xi’an International Studies University, 26(02), 12-17.

Meng, C. G., Zheng, X. M., Chen, L. P. (2018). Case Studies of College English Teachers’ Academic Writing and Publishing Activities. Foreign Languages and Their Teaching, (04), 44-53+148.

Zheng, X. M., Ruan, X. L. (2018). An explorative study of paper writing practice in a foreign language teachers’ learning community. Foreign Language World, (04), 18-26.

Zheng, X. M., Xu, J. B., Yao, Y. (2019). The Micro Level of High School Eng1ish Teacher Development: The Moves of a Productive Classroom Discourse. Foreign Language Research, (02), 68-72.

Ruan, X. L. & Zheng, X. M. (2019). The rhetoric and the reality: Exploring the dynamics of professional agency in the identity commitment of a Chinese female teacher. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, 21, 348-361