Xiaowen [Serina] Xie (PhD student)

Thesis title: Global Englishes Language Teaching’s Influence on Teacher Identity and Learner Identity in Macau's Tertiary Education


Xiaowen (Serina) Xie started her PhD study Journey recently in October 2019. Prior to this, she has devoted to English language teaching in mainland China as a university instructor for five years. During this period, she fully implemented the expertise and cutting-edge pedagogies she obtained from The University of Edinburgh in her ELT classroom which targeted both English majors and non-English majors. As a practitioner who was fully aware of the changing status of English as a lingua franca and the value of Global Englishes Language Teaching, Serina has embedded them into her curriculum design, material preparation, classroom management and assessment design. She is experienced in her inspiring and motivational teaching including communicative language teaching and task-based language teaching under the paradigm of Global Englishes. 


01/10/2019-at present

  • PhD in Education, Candidate
  • The Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh (UoE), UK


  • Master’s degree, MSc Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • The Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh (UoE), UK

Research summary

she is an active researcher who has a particular interest in Global Englishes Language Teaching, English as a Lingua Franca, Teacher Education, Attitude and Identity, Curriculum Design as well as TESOL methodology. 

Papers delivered

Xie, X. (2019). Chinese English Majors’ Global Digital Citizenship and its Pedagogical Implications for Global Englishes Language Teaching. Paper presentation accepted by Educating the Global Citizen: International Perspectives on Foreign Language Teaching in the Digital Age. Munich: Germany.

Xie, X. (2019). Macau High School Students’ Language Identities in Multilingual ELT Classroom and its Implications for Implementation of GELT. Paper presentation at the International Conference on Language, Identity and Education in Multilingual Contexts (LIEMC19). York: The United Kingdom.

Xie, X. (2018). Linguistic diversity on a Chinese University campus: Myths of language policy and means of practice. Paper presentation at International Conference on English Medium Instruction. Guangzhou: China. 

Xie, X. (2018). Macau Customs’ Voice: The Role of English language and My Identity at English as a Lingua Franca Setting. Paper presentation at 11th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. London: The United Kingdom. 

Xie, X. (2018). Macau Customs’ Voice: The Role of English language and My Identity in English as a Lingua Franca Paradigm. Paper presentation at Asia TEFL/MAAL/HAAL 2018 International Conference. Macau: China.

Xie, X. (2017). An Investigation into China's IELTS Teachers’ Identities in English as a Lingua Franca Paradigm. Poster presentation accepted by The 10th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. Helsinki: Finland.

Xie, X. (2017). Chinese English learners’ identity-shaping in ELF paradigm: The revision of the “role model”. Paper presentation accepted by AILA 2017. Rio de Janeiro: Brazil.

Xie, X. (2016). Bridging English as a Lingua Franca and the Innovative English Language Teaching Methods: CLT and TBL. Paper Presented at ELC Conference 2016: Bridging ELT Theory and Practice: Innovations and Reservations in the Digital Age. Shantou: China.

Xie, X. (2015). The Foreign Nonnative English Teachers’ Identities in an East Asian Context in Relation to English as a Lingua Franca. Paper Presented at The 8th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. Beijing: China.