Skip to main content Skip to navigation

ET9D3 - Using Corpora for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • Module code: ET9D3
  • Module name: Using Corpora for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

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.

Departmental link

Other essential notes

10 credits

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: ET9D3-10)
A (Assessed work only) Written assignment (equivalent to 2000 words) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Drama Education and English Language Teaching (X3BA) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Social Science Research (L98A) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught TESOL (X9PR) - Year 1