William Wei Xu 徐威 副教授 英語學士及應用語言學學士課程主任



聯繫方式

☎ +853-85902758
✉ weixu@cityu.edu.mo
⌨ T208室

 

Academic Qualifications

MA, PhD in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU)

PhD Supervisor: Prof. Haihua Pan (Professor at CUHK, Changjiang Scholar at BLCU)

MA Supervisor: Prof. Ping Wu

 

Work Experience

Associate Professor, FHSS, City University of Macau (2023-)

PhD Supervisor, FHSS & SOE, City University of Macau (2022-)

Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Arts in English, FHSS (2023-)

Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics, FHSS (2023-)

Assistant Professor, FHSS, City University of Macau (2018-2023)

Research Assistant, Department of Linguistics and Translation, City University of Hong Kong (2015)

 

Professional Services

Associate Editor:

  • International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (EI; Scopus)

Editorial Board:

  • Macao Journal of Linguistics (澳門語言學刊)
  • International Journal of Adult Education and Technology (ESCI)

Guest Editor:

  • Frontiers in Psychology (SSCI Q1)
  • Frontiers in Education (ESCI Q2)
  • Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development (ESCI Q4)

External Reviewer:

  • BMC Medical Education (SSCI Q1)
  • Frontiers in Psychology (SSCI Q1)
  • Humanities & Social Sciences Communications (SSCI Q1)
  • Knowledge Management Research & Practice (SSCI Q2)
  • Behavioral Sciences (SSCI Q2)
  • Behaviour & Information Technology (SSCI/SCIE Q2)
  • Sage Open (SSCI Q2)
  • Scientific Reports (SCIE Q2)
  • Sustainability (SSCI/SCIE Q2)
  • Brain Sciences (SCIE Q3)
  • Education Sciences (ESCI Q2)
  • Frontiers in Education (ESCI Q2)
  • Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics (ESCI Q3)
  • Environment and Social Psychology (Scopus)
  • Forum for Linguistic Studies (Scopus)
  • International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education (Scopus) 
  • Discover Education
  • Discover Psychology

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Secretary General, Linguistic Society of Macao (2018-)
  • Deputy Director, Macao Language Industry Association (2020-)
  • Committee Member, International Association for Grammar Studies (2024-)

 

Research Interests

SLA, EFL/CFL learning psychology, educational technology, higher education

 

Courses Taught

  • BOE104, English Speaking and Listening Practice I
  • BOE105, English Speaking and Listening Practice II
  • BOE311, Probation Report I
  • BOE317, English Teaching Methodology
  • BOE406, Probation Report II
  • BOE407, Chinese-English Translation Internship and Report
  • BOE416, English Teaching Internship and Report
  • MAL111E, TESOL方法、教學法和技術
  • GEF001, 大學英語I
  • GEF002, 大學英語II
  • GF007, 英語I
  • GF011, 大學英語I
  • GF012, 大學英語II
  • GT101, 大學英語
  • GT211, Intercultural Relations

 

Selected Journal Publications (*Corresponding author)

  • Huang, X., Xu, W.*, Li, F., & Yu, Z. (accepted). A meta-analysis of effects of automated writing evaluation on anxiety, motivation, and second language writing skills. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher [SSCI Q2, IF2022: 3.3]
  • Wang, Y., Xu, W.*, Guan, K., Zhao, J., & Wu, P. (accepted). English teachers’ post-pandemic motivation in Macau’s higher education system. Theory and Practice in Language Studies. [Scopus]
  • Yang, S., Xu, W.*, Liu, R., & Yu, Z. (2024). Influencing and moderating variables in informal digital learning of English through a structural equation model. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 1–36. https://doi.org/10.1080/09588221.2023.2280645 [SSCI Q1, IF2022: 7.0]
  • Xu, W.*, & Luo, Z. (2024). Sounding out Semantics: The Limits of Philosophy. Advances in Educational Research and Evaluation4(1), 250–253. https://doi.org/10.25082/AERE.2023.01.005
  • He, R., Xu, W.*, Dong, D., & Yu, Z. (2024). A Meta-analysis of the Effect of interactive technologies on Language Education. International Journal of Adult Education and Technology (IJAET), 15(1), 1–28. http://doi.org/10.4018/IJAET.340933 [ESCI]
  • Huang, Y., Xu, W.*, Sukjairungwattana, P., & Yu, Z. (2024). Learners’ continuance intention in multimodal language learning education: an innovative multiple linear regression model. Heliyon, 10(6), e28104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2024.e28104 [SCIE Q2, IF2022: 4.0]
  • Ren. J, Xu, W.*, & Liu, Z. (2024). The impact of educational games on learning outcomes: Evidence from a meta-analysis. International Journal of Game-Based Learning (IJGBL)14(1), 1–25. DOI: 10.4018/IJGBL.336478 [ESCIScopus]
  • Liu, Z., & Xu, W.* (2024). Unveiling the power of social interactions: A systematic review of student experiences in informal learning space. Environment and Social Psychology9(1), 1867. doi: 10.54517/esp.v9i1.1867 [Scopus]
  • Kong, Y., & Xu, W.* (2023). Book Review: Trends in Second Language Acquisition (Hamed Bargested et al., Society Publishing, Canada, 2022, pp. 276, ISBN 978-1-77469-090-1 (Hardback): $155). US-China Education Review B13(5), 305–308. doi:10.17265/2161-6248/2023.05.006
  • Xu, W.*, & Ferreira Martins Cheang, A. M. (2023). Teaching English for Tourism: Bridging research and praxis (a review). Training, Language and Culture7(1), 131–133. https://doi.org/10.22363/2521-442x-2023-7-1-131-133 [Scopus]
  • Jin, Y., & Xu, W.* (2023). Language and social minds: The semantics and pragmatics of intersubjectivity. Advances in Educational Research and Evaluation4(1), 230–232. https://doi.org/10.25082/AERE.2023.01.002
  • Han, Y., & Xu, W.* (2023). Book review: All through the town: The school bus as educational technology. Research on Preschool and Primary Education1(1), 62–64. https://doi.org/10.55976/rppe.12023120762-64
  • Liu, Z., & Xu, W*. (2023) Self-Study with Online Platforms: A Comparative Analysis. Annals of Social Sciences & Management Studies9(1), 555754. doi: 10.19080/ASM.2023.09.555755
  • Yu, L., Xu, W.*, Sukjairungwattana, P., & Yu, Z. (2023). A meta-analysis of Facebook-assisted learning outcomes in different countries or regions. International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IJITWE)18(1), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJITWE.319312 [ESCIEIScopus]
  • Yu, Z., Sukjairungwattana, P., & Xu, W.* (2023). Bibliometric analyses of social media for educational purposes over four decades. Frontiers in Psychology13. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1061989 [SSCI Q1, IF2021: 4.232]
  • Xu, W., Zhang, H., Sukjairungwattana, P., & Wang, T. (2022). The roles of motivation, anxiety and learning strategies in online Chinese learning among Thai learners of Chinese as a foreign language. Frontiers in Psychology13. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.962492 [SSCI Q1, IF2021: 4.232]
  • Yu, Z., Xu, W.*, & Sukjairungwattana, P. (2022). A meta-analysis of eight factors influencing MOOC-based learning outcomes across the world. Interactive Learning Environments. https://doi.org/10.1080/10494820.2022.2096641 [SSCI Q1, IF2021: 4.965]
  • Yu, Z., Xu, W.*, & Sukjairungwattana, P. (2022). Motivation, learning strategies, and outcomes in mobile English language learning. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher32(4), 545–560. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40299-022-00675-0 [SSCI Q2, IF2021: 2.561]
  • Yu, Z., & Xu, W.* (2022). A meta-analysis and systematic review of the effect of virtual reality technology on users’ learning outcomes. Computer Applications in Engineering Education30(5), 1470–1484. https://doi.org/10.1002/cae.22532 [SCIE Q3, IF2021: 2.109]
  • Xu, W.*, & Sukjairungwattana, P. (2022). The study of Macau’s higher education 1999-2019. Frontiers in Education, 7, 898238. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2022.898238 [ESCIScopus]
  • Yu, Z., Yu, L., Xu, Q., Xu, W., & Wu, P. (2022). Effects of mobile learning technologies and social media tools on student engagement and learning outcomes of English learning. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/1475939x.2022.2045215 [SSCI Q1, IF2021: 3.870]
  • Yu, Z., Xu, W.*, & Sukjairungwattana, P. (2022). Meta-analyses of differences in blended and traditional learning outcomes and students’ attitudes. Frontiers in Psychology13. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.926947 [SSCI Q1, IF2021: 4.232]
  • Yu, Z., Xu, W.*, & Sukjairungwattana, P. (2022). Examining students’ behavioral intention of superstar learning system by extending its technology acceptance model. International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)17(1), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.4018/ijwltt.305804 [EIScopus]
  • Yu, Z., Sukjairungwattana, P., & Xu, W.* (2022). Effects of serious games on student engagement, motivation, learning strategies, cognition, and enjoyment. International Journal of Adult Education and Technology (IJAET)13(1), 1–15. http://doi.org/10.4018/IJAET.314607 [ESCI]
  • Xu, W.*, Hu, B., & Wu, Y. (2022). A Survey of the Language Learning Willingness of English majors in a Multicultural Context. Macao Journal of Linguistics, Special Issue 2022, 173–181. 多元文化環境下英語專業大學生的學習意願調查. 澳門語言學刊2022特刊.
  • Yu, Z., Xu, W.*, & Yu, L. (2022). Constructing an Online Sustainable Educational Model in COVID-19 Pandemic Environments. Sustainability14(6), 3598. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14063598 [SSCI Q2, IF2021: 3.889]
  • Xu, W.*, & Mak, N. L. (2021). A study on college English online teaching in Macao universities under the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Macau Studies, (3), 87–100. “新冠”疫情期間澳門高校大學英語網絡教學研究. 澳門研究.
  • Wang, Y., Liu, W., Hu, B., & Xu, W. (2021). Macau university students’ perceptions about language industry. Language Industry Research3(00), 54–61. 澳門大學生語言產業認知度調查. 語言產業研究.

 

Monographs, Book Chapters & Conference Proceedings

  • Ferreira Martins, D., Xu, W.*, & Ferreira Martins Cheang, A. M. (In Press). A study of Causative Forms in Portuguese. Chicago: Phoenix Tree Publishing.
  • Xu, W. (2022). A Study of Temporal Adverbs in Mandarin Chinese: An Event Semantics Perspective. Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press. 現代漢語時間性副詞的事件語義學研究. 北京: 北京語言大學出版社.
  • Wang, Z., & Xu, W.* (2023). Psychological Support for EFL learners in Macau. In the Proceedings of Asia-Pacific Mental Health and Wellness Conference 2022 (pp. 13–21). Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service of Macau.
  • Xu, W.*, & Sukjairungwattana, P. (2023). Macau’s Higher Education in the Past Twenty Years. In Prime Archives in Education Research: 2nd Edition. Hyderabad, India: Vide Leaf.
  • Xu, W., Zhang, H., Sukjairungwattana, P., & Wang, T. (2023). The roles of motivation, anxiety and learning strategies in online Chinese learning among Thai learners of Chinese as a foreign language. In Y. F. Gong, C. Lai, J, Han, C. Lyu, & S. E. Ke (Eds.), Teaching and learning Chinese as a foreign or second language: The educational psychology perspective. Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA. doi: 10.3389/978-2-8325-2573-9
  • Yu, Z., Xu, W., & Sukjairungwattana, P. (2022). Exploring Academic Achievements and Gender Differences in Twitter-Assisted Education. In J. Zhao & J. Richads (Eds.), Virtual Technologies and E-Collaboration for the Future of Global Business (pp. 134–153). IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-5027-7.ch008
  • Xu, W. (2020). A comparison of common Chinese dictionaries and Chinese-English dictionaries. In Wong Y. (Eds.), 20 Years Since Handover: Proceedings of the Symposium on the Review and Prospects of the Sociolinguistic Situation in the Macao SAR (pp. 491–500). Hong Kong: Joint Publishing (Hong Kong) Company Limited. 常用漢語詞典和漢英詞典釋義比較——基於個案詞條的分析. 香港: 三聯書店(香港)有限公司. 

 

Research Projects

  • 2024-2025, PI, Macau and Macao: The history, current situation, and future of Macau’s foreign names, Macau Foundation (210,000 MOP). Macau和Macao的歷史、現狀與未來, (主持)
  • 2021-2022, Member, The Application of Intelligent Teaching System in the Teaching of “English Speaking and Listening Practice”, University-Industry Collaborative Education Program, Ministry of Education of PRC (10,000 CNY). 智慧教學系統在“英語口語聽力訓練”教學中的應用,教育部產學合作協同育人項目. (參與)
  • 2020-2021, Member, Oral History of Mandarin Training for Civil Servants in Macau during the Transition Period, Higher Education Fund of Macau (160,000 MOP). 澳門過渡期公務員普通話培訓口述史, 澳門高等教育基金資助項目. (參與)
  • 2019-2020, Member, The Situation and Prospect of Portuguese Higher Education in Macau and Mainland China, Macau Foundation (60,000 MOP). 澳門和內地葡語高等教育情況及前景展望, 澳門基金會資助項目. (參與)
  • 2019-2020, Member, Research on the Situation of Macau’s Language Industry, Macau Foundation (60,000 MOP). 澳門語言產業狀況研究, 澳門基金會資助項目. (參與)
  • 2018-2019, Member, The Status of Macau’s International Chinese Language Education in the History of Sino-European Communication, Macau Foundation (60,000 MOP). 澳門國際漢語教育在中歐交往史中的地位, 澳門基金會資助項目. (參與)
  • 2016-2017, PI, A Study of Temporal Adverbs in Mandarin Chinese: An Event Semantics Perspective, BLCU Graduate Innovation Fund Phase II. 現代漢語時間性副詞的事件語義學研究, 北京語言大學研究生創新基金項目二期. (主持)
  • 2012-2013, PI, A Study of Characteristics of Semantic and Pragmatic Presuppositions, BLCU Graduate Innovation Fund. 試探語義先設和語用先設的特點, 北京語言大學研究生創新基金項目. (主持)

 

Conference Presentations

  • 2024.05, The Principle of Least Effort in English Grammar, The Forth Macau Roundtable Symposium on Linguistics, Macau SAR.
  • 2023.11, An Analysis of Thai Chinese Learners’ Errors in Dou, 2023 Symposium on Chinese Vocabulary in East Asian Languages: From Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives, Macau SAR.
  • 2023.11, The Development Experience of the Mainland Language Industry and Macau’s Economic Diversification, Forum on the Language Industry as an Enabler of Macau’s Diversified Economic Development, Sir Robert Ho Tung Library, Macau SAR.
  • 2023.10, The Current Development of Applied Linguistics Programs in Macau, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan Education Exhibition Forum, Suzhou, China.
  • 2023.07, Anxiety and involution among EFL learners: Implications for curriculum design, Global English Education China Assembly 2023, Macau SAR.
  • 2023.03, Chair of Parallel Sessions, The 28th International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS 2023), Macau SAR.
  • 2022.12, An Instrumental Case Study of Using EMI in A Multilingual University of Post-colonial Macau, International Congress on English Language Education and Applied Linguistics (ICELEAL 2022), Hong Kong SAR.
  • 2022.12, Personality and Involution of Foreign Language Learners, The Third Macau Roundtable Symposium on Linguistics, Macau SAR.
  • 2022.10, Psychological Support for Foreign Language Education in Macau, Asia-Pacific Mental Health and Wellness Conference 2022, Macau SAR.
  • 2022.08, Involution in Second Language Education, Global Competence in Education Setting Forum 2022: Global Citizenship, Macau SAR.
  • 2021.12, Linguistic theories and language teaching, The Second Macau Roundtable Symposium on Linguistics, Macau SAR.
  • 2021.11, English learners’ learning willingness in a multicultural environment, Conference on Language Research and Chinese Language Education in a Multicultural Environment, Macau SAR.
  • 2021.08, College English teaching in Macau’s universities during the COVID-19 pandemic, The 7th Greater China MOOC Symposium, Macau SAR.
  • 2019.09, A Comparison of Chinese and Chinese-English dictionaries, Conference on the Review and Prospect of the Social Language Situation in the 20 Years since the Establishment of Macau SAR, Macau SAR.
  • 2016.10, Verb aspects in Mandarin aspectual system: An incremental increase of temporal information, The 16th China International Conference on Contemporary Linguistics, Shanghai, China.

 

Research Supervision

  • PhD in Applied Linguistics, Wanting Chen
  • PhD in Applied Linguistics, Feifei Ni
  • PhD in Applied Linguistics, Fan Li
  • PhD in Education, Kaining Guan
  • PhD in Education, Jin Zhao
  • Master of Education, Hong Nam Ng
  • Master of Education, Ziqing Liu
  • Master of Education, Xiumei Dong
  • Master of Teaching and Learning Studies, Wanyan Jia
  • Master of Cultural Industries Management, Chenxin Ruan
  • Master of Cultural Industries Management, Jungan Yang
  • Master of Cultural Industries Management, Mengyun Qin
  • MBA Co-supervision, Zhaowen Zhang
  • MBA Co-supervision, Ronggeng Xue

 

Competition Supervision

  • 2024, Second National Collegiate Contest of Business English Vocabulary, Xinwei Wen (Year-1 UG), Third Prize. (第二屆全國高校商務英語詞彙大賽)
  • 2024, The Fifth BETT National Business English Translation Competition, Translation Semi-finals, Xinwei Wen (Year-1 UG), Third Prize. (第五屆BETT全國商務英語翻譯大賽筆譯複賽)
  • 2024, Outstanding Instructor Award, The Fifth BETT National Business English Translation Competition. (第五屆BETT全國商務英語翻譯大賽)
  • 2024, Outstanding Organization Award, The Fifth BETT National Business English Translation Competition. (第五屆BETT全國商務英語翻譯大賽)
  • 2023, Outstanding Instructor Award, Profession + English Proficiency Contest. (2023年全國行業+英語能力大賽)
  • 2023, Second National Classic Literary Works Translation Competition for College Students, Songyuan Chen (Year-2 UG), First Prize. (第二屆全國大學生經典文學作品翻譯競賽)
  • 2023, The Fifth “Ruyi Cup” International Translation Contest of Chinese Culture, Songyuan Chen (Year-2 UG), Second Prize. (第五屆“儒易杯”中華文化國際翻譯大賽)
  • 2023, Outstanding Instructor Award, The Fifth “Ruyi Cup” International Translation Contest of Chinese Culture. (第五屆“儒易杯”中華文化國際翻譯大賽)
  • 2023, International English Translation Challenge for College Students, IETCCS, Biying Deng (Year-1 UG), Second Prize. (際大學生英語翻譯挑戰賽)
  • 2023, National English Writing Competition for College Students, Youying Zhang (Year-1 UG), Provincial Third Prize. (全國大學生英語作文大賽)
  • 2023, BETT National College Students English Writing Competition, Youying Zhang (Year-1 UG), Second Prize; Ziyu Wang (Year-1 UG), Songyuan Chen (Year-1 UG), Third Prize. (“BETT杯”全國大學生英語寫作大賽)
  • 2022, National College Students English Translation Competition, Kaiqi Luan (Year-1 UG), National Second Prize; Ziqiu Zhang (Year-1 UG), National Third Prize; Peiyu Guo (Year-1 UG), Yueying Gao (Year-1 UG), Provincial Second Prize; Laiyi Ma (Year-1 UG), De Dong (Year-1 UG), Provincial Third Prize. (全國大學生英語翻譯大賽)
  • 2022, National College Students English Writing Competition, De Dong (Year-1 UG), Second Prize; Qiyue Zeng (Year-1 UG), Ziyu Wang (Year-1 UG), Third Prize. (“中外傳播杯”全國大學生英語寫作大賽)
  • 2022, Foreign Language Short-video Contest on the Power of International Communication, Boya Ji (Year-3 UG), Second Prize. (“外研社·國才杯”國際傳播力短視頻大賽)
  • 2022, Outstanding Instructor Award, Foreign Language Short-video Contest on the Power of International Communication. (2022 “外研社·國才杯” 國際傳播力短視頻大賽)

 

Awards & Others

  • Outstanding Research Recognition (卓越科研嘉許), City University of Macau, 2024
  • Outstanding Research Award (卓越科研獎), City University of Macau, 2023
  • Outstanding Research Recognition (卓越科研嘉許), City University of Macau, 2023
  • First-class Scholarship, Linguistic Institute of China (中國語言學書院), 2016
  • Postgraduate National Scholarship (碩士研究生國家獎學金), Ministry of Education of PRC, 2013
  • Research Scholarship (科研獎學金), BLCU, 2013
  • Merit-Based Scholarship (優秀獎學金), BLCU, 2012
  • Level 1 Grade 2 of Putonghua Proficiency Test (普通話水平測試一級乙等), National Language Commission, 2017
  • N2 Certificate of Japanese-language Proficiency (日本語能力測試二級), Japan Educational Exchanges and Services & Japan Foundation, 2012


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