- Module code: ET9D3
- Module name: Using Corpora for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
- Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
- Credit: 10
Module content and teaching
This module will build on foundations established in term 1 to extend students’ critical understanding of language corpora construction and their advanced skills in corpus querying. The module aims to equip students to undertake rigorous corpus-based research for pedagogic ends, and to use their findings to create data-driven language learning activities appropriate to a range of professional contexts.
Principal learning outcomes
By the end of the module, students should be able to use contemporary corpus software at a high level of expertise; understand the relationships between corpus based analysis/ teaching, and specific theories of language and learning; develop specific corpus-based language learning activities, adapted as appropriate for a range of differently resourced contexts; articulate a critical rationale for these activities.
Timetabled teaching activities
8 x 1 hour lectures (i.e. one lecture per week), 8 x 1 hour seminars (i.e. one seminar per week). The module will run as 8 x 2h sessions, each including a lecture and seminar.
Other essential notes
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|10 CATS (Module code: ET9D3-10)|
|A (Assessed work only)||Written assignment (equivalent to 2000 words)||100%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Postgraduate Taught Drama Education and English Language Teaching (X3BA) - Year 1
- Postgraduate Social Science Research (L98A) - Year 1
- Postgraduate Taught TESOL (X9PR) - Year 1