Wed, Jun 29

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[Webinar] Corpus Technology for Language Teachers in Action: Theory and Practice

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Jun 29, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+8

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About the Event

Link to the Zoom meeting:

https://hkbu.zoom.us/j/94751747370

Meeting ID: 947 5174 7370

Since the 1980s, corpora have been widely used in all areas of language studies and have greatly advanced our understanding of language use and patterns. Through the use of corpora, it is widely believed that language learners could become autonomous learners without the “middleman” - language teachers (Johns, 1990). Despite the encouraging evidence generated from experimental studies conducted by corpus linguists or specialists, the role of corpora in ordinary language teachers’ classroom teaching remains minimal (Boulton, 2017; Callies, 2019; Chambers, 2019). It is argued in this seminar that the “middleman” (language teachers) cannot be bypassed if corpora shall be integr