Leo Li Zhou 周立 助理教授


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✉ lizhou@cityu.mo



PhD in Linguistics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium



2022.10-2023.08:  Post-doc

Center for Advancement of Chinese Language Education and Research, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong.

2018.10-2022.04:  PhD

Centre for Linguistics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium

2015.10-2018.04:  MA

Institute of English and American Studies, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary

2011.09-2015.07:  BA

Department of Foreign Studies, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing, China



Educational Psychology

Culture and Psychology of Teenagers

College English II



L2 acquisition, early childhood literacy and cognitive development


主要成果與著作 (近五年)

Zhou, L., Xi, Y., & Lochtman, K. (2020). The relationship between second language competence and willingness to communicate: The moderating effect of foreign language anxiety. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development44(2), 129-143.

Zhou, L., Dewaele, J.-M., Lochtman, K., & Xi, Y. (2021). Foreign language peace of mind: A positive emotion drawn from the Chinese EFL learning context. Applied Linguistics Review. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/applirev-2021-0080

Xi, Y., & Zhou, L.*, Guo, D. (2023). The power of calmness: The different roles of peace of mind and career calling in enhancing work engagement—A mediation test based on social support. Frontiers in Psychology, 14, 1104430.

Zhou, L., Lochtman, K., & Xi, Y. (2023). The mechanism for the positive effect of foreign language peace of mind in the Chinese EFL context: A moderated mediation model based on learners’individual resources. Applied Linguistics Review. https://doi.org/10.1515/applirev-2022-0105

Zhou, L., Lochtman, K., & Xi, Y. (In press). Understanding cultural specificity of positive emotions in SLA: the antecedents of foreign language enjoyment and peace of mind in the Chinese context. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching.

Xi, Y, Zhou, L., & Wang, Y. (2021). The construction of positive social psychology during the COVID-19 pandemic: Exploring the relationship between social support and peace of mind through a three-wave longitudinal cross-lag study. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 631748.

Zhou, L., Dewaele, J.-M., & Lochtman, K. (2021). Foreign language peace of mind: A LX positive emotion drawn from L1 culture, International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA2021), Groningen, the Netherlands, 15-20 August.



C-for-Chinese@JC: Supporting ethnic minority children’s learning of Chinese for social integration, funded by Hong Kong Jockey Club (2022-2026).

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