[Elsnet-list] Birmingham Short course: Using a Corpus in Learning and Teaching English for Academic Purposes

Pernilla Danielsson pernilla at ccl.bham.ac.uk
Mon Jul 26 13:44:55 CEST 2004

Using a Corpus in Learning and Teaching English for Academic Purposes


September 6th - 8th, 2004

Invited Guest Lecturer: Tim Johns

The next short course at Birmingham’s Centre for Corpus Research will
focus on how a corpus can be used to support teaching and learning in
EAP. The course is designed to enable teachers of EAP to design and
build their own corpus of specialised texts, and to exploit it in
teaching and in writing materials. It will also encourage teachers to
explore the implications of research in corpus linguistics for EAP. The
course is open to teachers of any background, but it is particularly
designed for teachers who have not used corpora before. It will combine
lectures and hands-on practical sessions, using the resources of the
University of Birmingham’s Corpus Research Suite.

Lecturers on the course will include: Tim Johns, Susan Hunston, Pernilla
Danielsson, David Oakey (tbc), Maggie Charles and Nick Groom. Topics
will include: introducing corpus-based research; designing and building
a corpus; ‘where do I start?’; looking at academic words; looking at
‘grammar’ words; using a corpus in one-to-one consultations.


To register for this course, please fill in the registration form (html)
and send by email or fax (or preferably both) to the following

            Email: Pernilla at ccl.bham.ac.uk

            Fax:   +44 (0)121 414 32 88

(The registration form as a word document: registration form )

Accommodation: For your own convenience, we recommend Lucas House
(University Guest House) for accommodation (cost per person, per night,
single approx occupancy: GBP 56). Other possible places can be found on
the following website:

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