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Unit 4 with a difference...

Unit 4 with a difference…

Ok, we’re now pushing on into unit 4, released on Monday 22nd November at 10.00 am (UK time) and in this unit we’ll be focussing on differences between word meanings and usage and how we can use corpus tools to help us with that in the classroom. We hope you find it interesting.

Now, don’t worry if you have got behind with the course, there is a certain slack built into the system so you can be working on earlier unit even while later ones have been released. We’ll still continue to monitor the earlier units’ forums for any posts and we’ll also keep the course site open for a while after the course has ended to give you time to catch up and round off if you need to.


A very sketch-y unit

A very sketch-y unit

It really has been fascinating reading your reactions to the Ana Frankenberg-Garcia article and how positively you feel she frames the role that corpora and corpus tools can play in the classroom.

We’re now heading into Module 3, released on Monday 15th November at 10:00 am (UK time). And this one’s pretty sketchy as we’re focussing on the Word Sketch function within Sketch Engine, a really useful tool for generating collocations.

Just one more reminder. This week there are two optional drop-in slots via Zoom where you can pop in, meet the course tutors and ask any questions you might have about the course or specific ones about how to use certain tools. Details and links can be found further down this page.

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Online drop-in sessions (optional)

Date Time (UK) Link to Zoom

Wednesday 17th November


Thursday 18th November


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