…and on that appalling pun, we usher in unit 7, available on Friday 1st December at 10.00 (UK time). And this is really our last proper unit in the sense that unit 8 – the final unit – is quite short and is just designed to wrap up the course with no new content. So we wanted to make it a good one and as our punning title suggests, it’s on the topic of corpus linguistics and the web tools that can be used to explore corpora for useful information about academic language and to help create classroom activities. It’s a big topic and for that reason this is another two-week unit.
Oh, just one thing to remind you about: even if you aren’t anywhere near unit 7, in the first topic we talk about the end-of-course group meeting we run for participants in the final weeks of the course, which are totally optional by the way. We put a link to a poll where you can let us know your availability. If you don’t think you are going to get to unit 7 anytime soon but would still like to attend, please go to this link and let us know your availability. Don’t worry, you can still attend the meeting even if you are still working through the unit.