ZHU Xiaoyu
Associate Professor, School of International Studies

Zhu Xiaoyu, Associate Professor of School of International Studies, his personal interest and strength lie in the training of people’s language skills through vocal practice, such as interpretation and debating. I am also interested in text-book compiling and database construction to facilitate second language teaching and learning.

E-mail: taffinzhu@zju.edu.cn






• School of International Studies, Zhejiang University Sept. 2010-

   Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

• DG Translation, European Commission, Brussels Oct. 2003- Mar 2004

  Trained as conference interpreter

• Department of English, Zhejiang University Jul 2000

   Bachelor of Arts


Working Experience:

• Lecturer, Institute of Translation Studies, School of International Studies, Zhejiang University Sept. 2000 -

Teaching courses include Simultaneous Interpretation; Conference Interpretation; English Debate and Negotiation; English Conversation; A Survey of Europe; College English, etc.

• Instructor of Chinese, International College of Education & School of International Studies, Zhejiang University Apr 2007-

Taught Chinese to different groups of overseas students

• Conference Interpreter Dec.2002 -

Mainly serving EU delegations to China, Zhejiang Provincial Government, Zhejiang University and other public &private organizations

• Coordinator for Foreign Staff, School of International Studies

Jul 2006 – Jul 2009

Liaison person between the school and its foreign staff, directly responsible for all matters concerning the ten or so foreign staff in the school, including recruitment, work arrangement-advice-evaluation and other procedural work.

• Faculty Advisor for the Model United Nations Association, Zhejiang University

Jul 2005 -

Advised teams for three National MUN meetings, winning seven awards; organized a school MUN meeting in 2005, a university MUN meeting in 2006 and a regional MUN meeting in 2007

• Faculty Advisor to the University English Debating Team Apr 2008 -

Advised the university debating team for the 12th to 14th FLTRP CUP National English Debating Competition, winning two second prizes and a third prize

• Advisor and Editor of Kingfisher Apr 2006- Jul 2007

One of the initiators of Kingfisher, the English Prose Magazine for undergraduate students in the School of International Studies


Experience Abroad:

• University of Insubria, Como, Italy Feb.-Aug 2009

Research project on the Use of Database in Interpreter Training meanwhile lecturing on Chinese language and Culture

• University of Oxford Jul-Aug 2007

Interpreter for the Local University Presidents Delegation to Oxford, UK, interpreting for all lectures and visits taking place, mainly concerning Higher Education Policy and Organization

• Headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels Oct. 2003-Apr 2004

Interpreter Trainee of DG Translation, the Directorate General for Interpretation and Conference Service, European Commission. The progromme also included study visits to the University of Westminster, UK and Dublin City University, Ireland



• Translation: The Modern Prince: What Leaders Need to Know Now by Carnes Lord Shanghai People’s Publishing House May 2007

• Exercise Book: College English Band Three: Listening

Zhejiang University Press Nov. 2004


Honors & Awards:

• Adjudicator of Excellence, 12th FLTRP CUP National English Debating Competition 2008

• Faculty Advisor Award, 2007 National Model UN Conference

• 2005-2006 Excellent Teacher Award, Zhejiang University


Course on China Studies:

Mandarin Chinese

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