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Corpora and Language Teaching

It is essential for a teacher to be aware of what students need to learn. Students of English have two broad areas of difficulty: lexical and grammatical accuracy and fluency in writing. In many cases overuse and misuse of some aspects of the target language reflect an incomplete understanding of the meaning, register features or grammatical behaviour of a word or a phrase. Corpora can give information about how a language works.

 

Working with a corpus is not  difficult but it is necessary to learn the basics to be able to use it efficiently. Thus we have decided to help teachers and/or learners by creating simple self-explanatory tutorials