Prof. Xiao Lixin obtained his PhD in Applied Linguistics in Dublin City University, Ireland. He received his Master Degree in International business management in University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), his Bachelor Degree in English & American literature in Nankai University (Tianjin). He is currently Deputy Dean and professor of English language and cross-cultural communication studies in College of Foreign Languages, Tianjin Polytechnic University, China. His academic research interest includes teaching methodology, communicative language teaching application and critical thinking instruction in EFL education. He has published widely internationally. The main lectures he delivers for graduate and undergraduate programs include: Research methodology; English language teaching methodology: theory and practice; Consecutive interpreting; College English; English for special purposes.