Learning and teaching with corpora

Reflections by student teachers

Yvonne Breyer*

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Abstract

In recent years, it has become an issue of growing concern that, despite undiminished enthusiasm in the research community, the application of corpus tools and resources in the classroom remains limited. In this paper, I will argue that focusing on the role of the teacher in the process of using corpora in the classroom is an essential step towards popularising this approach. It is vital that future language teachers can discover corpora and concordances as part of their initial training from the perspectives as learner and as teacher. To this end, I will present and discuss a case study in which student teachers were introduced to corpus analysis and trained how to teach with corpora. Data on the reflections and opinions provided by the student teachers will highlight the significance and potential of such a course.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-172
Number of pages20
JournalComputer Assisted Language Learning
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009

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