Eric Liu
Senior Lecturer

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    School of Modern Languages
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne
    Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU


Head of Translation and Interpreting Studies Section


Mr. Liu obtained his BA degree in Western Language and Literature at the National Cheng-Chi University, Taiwan, and an MA degree in Linguistics for TESOL at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He has worked as a language teacher for more than 20 years, firstly as an EFL teacher and more recently as a Chinese language teacher. He joined the School in 1994 as a part-time lecturer of Chinese language and was later appointed as Lecturer in Translation due to his experience in the translation of work from English into Chinese.

Roles and Responsibilities

Within the School, Mr. Liu is Head of Translation and Interpreting Studies Section, Selector of the T&I Postgraduate Programme, and Chairman of T&I Board of Examiners. He is also currently working as an external examiner of MA in Interpreting and Translaion Studies for the University of Leeds and as an external examiner for the theses of M. Phil. in Oriental Studies for the University of Cambridge.

Research Interests

Apart from teaching Chinese and Translation, his interest is in corpus linguistics and word combination in both Chinese and English. He is particularly interested in looking at Chinese and English languages contrastively, and cross-cultural communication is his long-standing enthusiasm.