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Dr. Jianwei Xu

Faculty staff and postdoctoral researchers
+32 2 629 11 34



Jianwei Xu currently teaches academic English and multilingual practices (English-Chinese) in the university’s English language support programme for academic staff and in the multilingual master’s programme in linguistics and literary studies. Jianwei trained in La Trobe University, Australia as an applied linguist whose main research interest revolves around the socio-cultural perspectives on second language learning and multilingual education. She also has a keen interest in the role and issues of English as an international language for intercultural communication. Jianwei’s recent projects examine language socialization in interactional discourse practices in heritage language education and the cultural impact of immigration on the immigrants’ identities.


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels