School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies
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Subject Areas: Asia Pacific Studies, Languages, Interpreting and Translation, International Business Communication
Zixi joined UCLan in 2013, and has delivered core modules at all levels in the programmes of BA (Hons) Modern Languages, BA Asia Pacific Studies, BA TESLO with language and BA Language for International Business. Zixi completed her DPhil (PhD) in Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford in 2014. Apart from doing research and teaching in higher education, Zixi is also interested and experienced in translation, interpreting and consulting.
Zixi started teaching at UCLan in 2013, and completed her DPhil (PhD) at the University of Oxford in 2014. She has gained highly competitive international and national scholarships, fellowships and research fund, and participated actively in internationally collaborative research projects, developing textual databases (XML-TEI) for linguistic research on the syntax-semantics interface and beyond. (For prospective PhD supervision, please feel free to contact via email with your initial proposal.) During her DPhil study, she was awarded Andrew Gaudie Student Recognition Prize.
Zixi gained Fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in 2014, and is currently a mentor and assessor for FHEA, developing toward Senior Fellowship of the HEA. At UCLan, Zixi has delivered core modules at all levels in the programmes of BA (Hons) Modern Languages, BA Asia Pacific Studies, BA TESOL with Modern Language and BA Language for International Business. She also supervises MA and BA projects, and co-ordinated elective/certificate classes at different levels, dissertations and final-year translation projects, with students winning prizes. In 2016, she won ‘We Heart You Prize’ nominated by students for university lecturers.
Zixi holds Certificates of Level 1 (the highest level) in the National Accreditation Examination for Translators & Interpreters, IELTS 8.0 and JLPT Level 1 (the highest level). In the past years, Zixi gained valuable skills of project management, team leading, mentoring (both staff and students), etc. Zixi enjoys communicating with colleagues and students especially in a multi-cultural environment. She is a member of the university staff choir, likes playing piano, guitar, Koto (Guzheng), Bamboo flute, won music and photography prizes, and contributes actively to university and international cultural events.