Xixin (Steve) Qiu

Xixin (Steve) Qiu

Teaching Assistant, ESL Program (Fall 2023)
Xixin (Steve) Qiu

Curriculum Vitae


M.A., Applied Linguistics and Foreign Linguistics, Beihang University
B.A., English, Beihang University

Professional Bio

Areas of Interest: corpus-based writing instruction, genre-based writing pedagogy, engineering writing research.

Xixin Qiu is a doctoral candidate in Applied Linguistics. Prior to his arrival at Penn State, he earned a B.A. and M.A. from Beihang University in China where a great institutional emphasis was placed on perfecting science and engineering education. Since then, he developed a keen interest in exploring novel approaches to improve engineering students’ ability to write professionally. Currently, his research concerns the application of corpus-based lexico-grammatical analysis to engineering writing pedagogy. He has taught both freshman and graduate-level academic writing to international students at Penn State and serves on the Student Editorial Board of English For Specific Purposes (2022-2023).