'How to Use Corpora in Language Education'
an IATEFL Computer Special Interest Group event
VENUE: Harrow Campus,
University of Westminster, London
DATE: Saturday 27th November 1999
TIME: 10:00 - 17:00 (registration from 9:00)
This will be a mainly hands-on event aimed at introducing the use of corpora
to language teaching professionals. It is ideal both for those who ask 'What
do you mean by "corpora"?' and for those who have heard something about
corpora, concordancing or data driven learning but would have no idea how to
actually use these in their teaching. For this very practical event there
are 60 networked PCs, all with very fast internet access, available for the
whole day. Delegates will have the chance to use a variety of types of
software and on-line access with different corpora in order to develop
skills in corpus handling. It is hoped that by the end of the day each
delegate will have created some teaching or research materials tailored to
their particular situation or interest.
SPEAKERS / FACILITATORS
- Tim Johns (University of Birmingham) Internationally renowned for his
pioneering work in using corpora in language teaching, Tim Johns will be
talking about how he makes his materials and uses the Internet to promote
this approach to EAP.
- Ramesh Krishnamurthy (University of Wolverhampton) After many years
working on COBUILD's Bank of English (the largest corpus of English
currently available) Ramesh Krishnamurthy is now an acknowledged expert in
the field of corpus creation and will share his insights and advice.
- Liz Potter (Freelance Lexicographer) Liz Potter has also worked on the
Bank of English and as a professional corpus researcher she will be
available to train novices in research techniques.
- Chris Tribble (Associate Lecturer, King's College, London University )
Chris Tribble has been promoting the use of corpora in language education
for many years and as a teacher, teacher trainer, and researcher he is
ideally placed to explain why language professionals should not only be
aware of the issues but also actively taking advantage of all that using
corpora can offer.
- Tilly Warren (University of Westminster) Tilly Warren Is a corpus
enthusiast and has organised this workshop in response to the dearth of
training in this area presently available to language teachers.
Cost (includes tea, coffee and two course lunch) £45 IATEFL member £55
For more information contact Tilly Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org
or E.Warren@Westminster.ac.uk telephone (0171) 911 5000 ext. 4343
For registration form and location details write to IATEFL, Kingsdown
Chambers, Whitstable, Kent CT5 2FL
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