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Faculty

Zhaoxia Tian Associate Professor

Research Interests: 
ESL teaching; linguistics; English pronunciation; English public speaking
Bio: 

Educational Background

PhD, English Language and Literature (specializing in Theoretical Linguistics), Nanjing Normal  University (2007)

MA, English Language and Literature (specializing in English Phonetics and Phonology), Nanjing Normal University (1996)

BA, English Language and Literature, Northwest University, (1993)

Research Projects

  1. 2015. “Translation and Introduction of Fan Xiaoqing’s Literary Works,” Jiangsu Provincial Party Committee Propaganda Department.
  2. 2015-2017. “English Public Speaking and Reform in ESL Speaking Curriculum,” Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education.
  3. 2011-2013. “English Public Speaking and the Cultivation of International Talents,” Nanjing Normal University.
  4. 2007-2009. “A Study of Clause Comprehension and Production,” Nanjing Normal University.

Journal Articles

  1. 2015. “Major problems among Chinese students with English public speaking and their solutions (大学生英语演讲能力培养中的突出问题与可行的解决方案).” China University Teaching, (8): 62-68.
  2. 2015. “Recent development of English pronunciation assessment and testing studies: World trends and their messages for the teaching in China (英语语音评估与测试实证研究——世界发展趋势及中国教学启示).” Foreign Languages in China. 12(3): 80-86.
  3. 2015. (First Author) “Localization of English Public Speaking (EPS) at Universities in China revisited: Discovering the pathway to clear thinking and effective communication (“英语演讲”课在中国高校的本土化再研讨—— 从学生问题探索通向清晰思维与有效交流的路径).” Foreign Language Education in China, 8(1): 33-42.
  4. 2013. “Localization of English Public Speaking (EPS) at universities in China: Nature of the course and teaching approach (“英语演讲”课在中国高校的本土化研讨——其课程性质与基本教学观).” Foreign Language Education in China, 6(2): 34-40.
  5. 2013. (Co-author) “Morphological processing: Morpho-orthographic or morpho-semantic?” Journal of Psychological Science, 36(3): 576-579.
  6. 2013. (Co-author) “Word-level orthographic representation of Chinese compound words.” Studies of Psychology and Behavior, 11(4): 569-574.
  7. 2013. (Co-author) “Word-level orthographic representation of Chinese compound words.” Advances in Psychological Science, 21(8): 1382-1389.
  8. 2011. “Teaching English pronunciation at universities from the perspective of the inner speech in L2: An integrated teaching approach (L2中的内部言语对高校英语语音教学的启示——一种整合的语言教学观).” Journal of Ningxia University, 33(5):185-189.
  9. 2011. “An Output-driven integrated teaching approach: A teaching model of speaking class integrating listening, speaking, reading and writing (“输出”驱动、整合教学——高校英语口语课堂的听、说、读、写一体化教学模式).” Think & Link, (1): 10-13.
  10. 2011. (First author) “Five major variants of the English ditransitive clause: Beyond form-meaning pairing (英语双及物小​句的五个主要变体——​跨越“形义匹配”).” Foreign Languages and Their Teaching, (3): 11-15.
  11. 2008. “Teaching English pronunciation with a focus on sentence stress and rhythm (围绕句重音和节奏的英语语音教学).” In Proceedings of the Second Symposiums of the English Phonetics Teaching and Research Association, ed. by Chen Hua & Yang Jun. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
  12. 2007. “On form-meaning pairing: A comparison between four Construction Grammar Models (英语双及物小​句的五个主要变体——​跨越“形义匹配”).” Foreign Language Education, (1): 32-35.
  13. 2007. “A study of English ditransitive clause: Transfer of information (双及物小句研究——信息的递送).” Journal of Xi’an International Studies University, 15(4): 6-10.
  14. 2007.  “The basic conceptual meaning of the English ditransitive clause (英语双及物小句的基本概念语义).” Journal of Ningxia University, 29(6): 156-159.
  15. 2007. “The content and expression of the ambiguous resultative clause (论汉语歧义成结小句的概念内容与语法体现关系).” Journal of Northwest University, 37(6): 120-124.
  16. 2005. “Tonacity and information focus in the English spoken discourse (英语口语语篇中的调核位置与信息焦点).” Foreign Languages and Their Teaching, (4): 60-63.
  17. 2001. “On questioning in College English Teaching (大学英语教学中的课堂提问).” Journal of Chongqing University, (2): 75-78.
  18. 1996. “The study of English weak form (关于英语语音弱式的研究).” Journal of Northwest University, 26(supplementary issue): 120-124.

Books

  1. 2015. (Translation. Associate Editor of English Version) Jiangsu Province Yearbook 2014. Nanjing: Phoenix Science Press, Ltd.
  2. 2015. (Co-author) iEnglish, An Integrated Course, Book 1 (Students’ Book). Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
  3. 2015. (Co-Author) iEnglish, An Integrated Course, Book 1 (Teacher’s Book). Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
  4. 2015. (First Author) The Art of Public Speaking: Activities for the English Public Speaking Classroom. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
  5. 2014. A Guide to “FLTRP CUP” English Writing Contest. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
  6. 2014. Psychology: The Discovery of the Soul. (English for Liberal Education: Across Branches of Learning). Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
  7. 2014. (Commentator) “FLTRP CUP” English Public Speaking Contest 2013. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
  8. 2013. (Co-editor) The Art of English Public Speaking: Practice, Teaching & Research—Proceedings of the 2nd and 3rd National Symposiums on English Public Speaking. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
  9. 2013. (Commentator) “FLTRP CUP” English Public Speaking Contest 2012. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
  10. 2013. (Co-author) 100 English Speeches with Comments: English Public Speaking Contest 2006-2011. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
  11. 2012. A Cognitive Study of the English Ditransitive Clause. Beijing: World Publishing Corporation.
  12. 2012. (Commentator) “FLTRP CUP” English Public Speaking Contest 2011. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
  13. 2011. (Commentator) “FLTRP CUP” English Public Speaking Contest 2010. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
  14. 2010. (Translation) An Official Guide to Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE学术英语考试官方指南). Hong Kong: Pearson Longman.
  15. 2004. Everykid’s English, 5B. Students’ Book. Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.
  16. 2004. Everykid’s English, 6A. Students’ Book. Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.
  17. 2003. Everykid’s English, 5A. Students’ Book & Teacher’s Book. Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.
  18. 1998. (Translation) Oxford Storyland, 5 & 8. Nanjing: Jiangsu Education Publishing House.

Videoed Lectures

Honors and Awards

  1. 2015. “English Public Speaking Curriculum and Talent Cultivation at Universities in China,” Second Prize, the 17th Teaching Award of Nanjing Normal University
  2. 2013. Outstanding Educators Award (教书育人奖), Nanjing Normal University
  3. 2002. Ten Outstanding Young Teachers Award (青年教师教学十佳), Nanjing Normal University

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