Creating Corpus-Informed Materials for the English as a Foreign Language Classroom: A step-by-step guide for (trainee) teachers using online resources

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Title: Creating Corpus-Informed Materials for the English as a Foreign Language Classroom: A step-by-step guide for (trainee) teachers using online resources
Other Titles: Creating Corpus-Informed Materials for the EFL Classroom
Authors: Le Foll, Elen
Bavendiek, Hanna
Campos Silva, Simone
Dammann, Jonas
Dünnhaupt, Geeske
Fankhauser, Anna
Fuchs, Magdalena
Giesholt, Fabian
Gröninger, Marie
Haase, Lena
Hörnschemeyer, Lisa
Janzen, Lena
Küpers, Jana
Lange, Nele
Liebelt, Annika
Meise-Reckefuß, Tilza Maria
Nguyen, Ha Mi
Nottmeier, Marie
Peters, Alina Sophie
Sperling, Nicol
Stahnke, Rieke
Symanzik, Cara
Vorbrink, Katina
Warnecke, Lara
Wagesin, Marlena
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Contributions by: Le Foll, Elen
Abstract: This Open Educational Resource (OER) aims to empower English teachers from across the globe to design their own, authentic, corpus-based lessons by showcasing a range of ideas for creating corpus-informed teaching materials using online resources. The interactive web-book version is available on: Pre-service trainee teachers from Osnabrück University (Germany) contributed the chapters as part of three English Pedagogy Masters of Education seminars taught by Elen Le Foll. The introductory chapter “About the project” outlines the rationale and development of the project and discusses how various challenges were overcome. The remaining Lesson Ideas chapters were contributed by students as part of their seminar coursework: Part I is dedicated to corpus-informed lesson ideas for primary and lower secondary schools. Part II showcases corpus-informed lesson ideas for upper secondary schools. Part III explores the use of corpora in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and bilingual secondary education. Part IV presents corpus-informed lesson ideas for English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and vocational education. Each chapter has a different focus which may be lexical, grammatical, or phraseological, and focuses on a different set of language and/or interdisciplinary skills. The chapter contributors begin by describing their lesson's learning objectives and outlining the rationale for their choice of topic, corpus, and corpus tool. They then guide the reader through all the necessary steps to create their proposed corpus-informed materials with clear, tutorial-like and illustrated step-by-step instructions. In many instances, the authors also provide instructions for their lesson tasks, as well as (possible) solutions. At the end of each chapter, you will also find additional options and ideas to expand or adapt the proposed lesson to the taste buds of your students.
Citations: Le Foll, Elen (Ed.). (2021). Creating Corpus-Informed Materials for the English as a Foreign Language Classroom. A step-by-step guide for (trainee) teachers using online resources (Third Edition). Open Educational Resource (OER). CC-BY-NC 4.0. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4992504.
Subject Keywords: corpus linguistics; Open Educational Resource; data-driven learning; English as a Foreign Language; foreign language teaching; Englischdidaktik; Korpuslinguistik; OER; teaching materials; teacher education
Issue Date: 20-Aug-2021
License name: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Germany
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Type of publication: Buch [book]
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