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CPD Workshop - Using Corpora in Language Teaching

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Thursday, 5 December, 2013 - 00:00
Event Type: 
North West
Manchester Metropolitan University

Thursday, 5th December 2013, 4.30-8.00pm, FREE

Using Corpora in Language Teaching - Developing Corpus based materials for the classroom.

In recent years, language corpora have provided invaluable insight to develop materials for language classrooms. Language corpus, often defined as a collection of electronic authentic language data, enables language teachers to investigate the patterns of language in use, with the assistance of computer software. Exploring corpora with learners can help them to develop their digital literacy skills and become more autonomous in their learning of language.

We will introduce participants to the basic principles of corpus analysis, and how these can be used in the language classroom. Teachers will be given the opportunity to use their students’ or any other materials to build their own corpus, and to use this data to develop classroom materials for their specific learners.

(In our workshops we will be using the freely available (Mac/PC) software AntConc)



4.30 - 5pm Registration, Tea and Coffee

5.00 - 5.45 Welcome and introduction to corpus approach in language classrooms

5.45 - 6.30 Workshop 1: Building a pedagogic corpus.

6.30 - 6.45 Coffee break

6.45 - 7.30 Workshop 2: Developing classroom activities using corpus data

7.30 - 8pm Feedback and closing


To book: please complete and return the booking form below.