Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
From everyday conversations to university lectures, access to all kinds of digital language data is now possible using a corpus. A corpus is a large digital collection of examples of writing and speech created for the purposes of exploring how language is used (Sinclair, 2004). Corpora can provide empirical evidence of how language works, better quality language input for learners, and more reliable grammar and vocabulary knowledge. The millions of words and phrases in a corpus can be searched and retrieved instantly, using the same technical skills as those needed to use a search engine. This presentation discusses pedagogical approaches using corpus data in learner-centred inductive activities and how digital learning develops motivated and autonomous learners.