LINGUIST List 32.3404

Fri Oct 29 2021

Confs: English; Text/Corpus Linguistics/Italy

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 24-Oct-2021
From: Jennifer Hill <>
Subject: Corpora in ELT: From Basics to Applications
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Corpora in ELT: From Basics to Applications

Date: 13-Nov-2021 - 13-Nov-2021
Location: Zoom, Italy
Contact: Jennifer Hill
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Meeting Description:

The TESOL Italy Val d’Adige-Etschtal Local Group
cordially invites you to the online event
“Corpora in ELT: from basics to applications”
on Saturday 13 November, 2021 from 10:30-11:45am (CET) via Zoom

‘Well … I mean … I don’t know’: Using corpus methods to improve the representation of spoken language in ELT coursebooks
Niall Curry (Coventry University, UK) & Geraldine Mark (Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland)

Does my teacher talk facilitate language acquisition? A corpus-informed study
Eric Nicaise (Université catholique Louvain and University College Louvain-en-Hainaut, Belgium)

Five simple things a teacher can do with a corpus
Graham Burton (Faculty of Education, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)

Event description: This event will provide a brief introduction to corpora, showcase two recently completed corpus-based research projects directly related ELT (one on research in spoken language and how it can inform teaching materials, the other on research on teacher talk and how it can facilitate language acquisition), and provide some simple tools teachers can use in their own planning and teaching. Participants will expand their knowledge of current research in corpus linguistics and what implications this might have on teaching and learning languages.

To register for the event please sign up using the following link no later than Tuesday 9th November 2021:
You will receive a Zoom link by email several days prior to the event.

For FURTHER INFORMATION, please contact Jennifer Hill, Local Group Coordinator, at

This event is open to TESOL Italy members. For non-members, a free, one-time provisional membership is available. The conditions are explained on the sign-up form. Certificates of attendance are available upon request and after the completion of an online feedback survey.*

*TESOL Italy (con i suoi gruppi locali) è riconosciuta come ente qualificato alla formazione e all’aggiornamento per insegnanti di lingua inglese nelle scuole di ogni ordine e grado-Autorizzazione MIUR, Direttiva 90/2003.

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