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All in ac(on)cordance for unit 2
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All in ac(on)cordance for unit 2

We hope you enjoyed unit 1, it’s been great getting to know you via the Padlet and the forum discussions.

Ok, now after the gentle, rolling start of the first unit, we’re going to kick things up a notch with unit 2, released on Monday 28th February at 10.00 (UK time). In this module we’ll be looking at the ‘classic’ way of representing corpus data, the concordance. We’ve all seen these keywords down the middle of the page with snippets of context on either side, and these can be enlightening or baffling in equal measures depending on the information you are given. We’ll be showing you how you can really take control of that data to show the information you want as well as getting you to read through a key text to link our search skills to what we can do in the classroom.

Welcome to the course!
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Welcome to the course!

The tutor team of Anastasios Asimakopoulos and David Read are delighted to welcome you to this online course designed to help teachers use corpus tools more effectively. The course officially begins on Monday 21st February at 10.00 UK time with Unit 1 and you’ll be able to access that from the bottom of this page.

If you are here early, we have some orientation materials you can work through giving you some useful background input and information. Just scroll down to the bottom of this page and under Course Units find where it says Orientation Unit. Click on that to get started.  

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Recent forum topics

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CQL – Guide & Tasks – Questions?

Here, you can ask any technical questions you might have about the function we focussed on, Corpus Query Language (CQL) ... Read More
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Share your CQL

Share the structure, the CQL sequence and the link to the results (concordance lines) below. Reflect on the process of ... Read More
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Frequency – Guide & Tasks – Questions?

Here, you can ask any technical questions you might have about the function we focussed on, Frequency. We can clarify ... Read More
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Unit 5: feedback and comments

If you have any feedback or comments at the end of the fourth unit, we’d appreciate them. These can be ... Read More
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Self-discovery: wordlist or n-grams

What did you discover when using the tool? (you can report any findings from your searches) How easy did you ... Read More

Recent forum comments

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Reply To: Reading: Integrating corpora with language teaching

3 things I've learned: 1. It is important that they realize that corpus use in the classroom needn’t involve buying ... Read More
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Reply To: Unit 1: feedback and comments

This is a very interesting begining for such kind of course. The three corpus tools are applicable both  for class ... Read More
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Reply To: Share your CQL

Hi @anastasios Thanks for your feedback. I was on leave and determined not to check emails, so sorry for the ... Read More
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Reply To: Share your CQL

I have thought that I could improve the sequences above. However, I am still not satisfied even with the improved ... Read More
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Reply To: Share your CQL

I have thought that I could improve the sequences above. hear, see, etc + object (pronoun) + -ing form [lemma="see|hear|notice|watch"] ... Read More

Course guides

Online drop-in sessions (optional)

Date Time (UK) Link to Zoom

Tuesday 8th March

13:00-14:00

Thursday 10th March

15:00-16:00

Course units