Xu Lu

Title:Associate Professor

Department:English Teaching Department


Address:School of Economics and Finance, Shanghai International Studies University,No. 550 Dalian Road (West), Hongkou Campus, Shanghai, 200083, China

Areas of Expertise:

Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Teaching



Sep.2005 – Jun. 2009, Ph.D. in Linguistics, Shanghai International Studies University.

Sep.2003 – Dec. 2004, MSc in International Employment and Human Resource Management, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Sep.1999 – Jun. 2003, BA in English Language and Literature, School of English Language and Literature, Shanghai International Studies University.

Working Experience:

Feb. 2005 – Present, Shanghai International Studies University

Awards, Honors & Certificates:

SISU Award for Teaching and Researching Excellence

Selected Publications:

Exploration into the Function of External Enhancement and Output in the Starters Learning of Syntactical Items, Technology Enhanced Foreign Language Teaching, 2017 (4)

A Study on the Effectiveness of Noticing Strategies in College English Listening Teaching, Foreign Language World, 2016(5)

Task Characteristics Model: A New Approach to L2 Learning Motivation in Proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Law, Language and Discourse, The American Scholars Press, Inc. Marietta, Georgia, USA, 2015

An Empirical Research into How Non-English Majors Acquire the Pragmatic Functions of the Discourse Marker Like, Technology Enhanced Foreign Language Teaching, 2015(5)

An Empirical Study of the Pragmatic Function of the Discourse Marker Associated with I Mean from the Perspective of Relevance Theory, Journal of Zhejiang University of Technology (Social Science), 2014 (1)

A Probe into the Connotation and Cultivation of International Multi-lingual Talents, Foreign Languages and Their Teaching, 2011(1)

Monograph: Task Motivation in English Language Teaching, Shanghai Jiaotong University Press, 2016

Textbook: Financial English (First Edition), Tsinghua University Press, 2014

Textbook: The Integrative English Course, Dalian University of Technology Press, 2016

Textbook: Financial English (Second Edition), Tsinghua University Press, 2019

Courses Taught:

Integrated English Course

An Overview of Linguistics

Primary English Writing

English Business Writing

English Listening and Speaking