The Corpus-based ELT Lesson Design Competition Series 2018/2019

The Corpus-based ELT Lesson Design Competition Series 2018/2019

The EdUHK corpus team has organized the Corpus-based ELT Lesson Design Competition Series in Semester II of the academic year 2018/19. The competition series received overwhelmingly positve responses from the students, and attracted more than 50 EdUHK students studying language-related subjects (undergraduate and postgraduate) signed up for the competition.

In this scheme, training sessions (workshop, online session and presentation) were provided to help students learn about an innovative corpus-based and student-centred Approach to ELT. Then, they used the knowledge and skills acquired to the design of English Teaching and Learning Activities. Throughout the training sessions, students were guided step-by-step to the design their own English teaching activities.

Throughout the competition process, students revealed that they have gained a good understanding of a corpus-based pedagogy and have improved their own self-learning skills. Also, they treasure the hands-on experiences in designing English teaching activities, which is a career skill that can be added to their pedagogical repertoire as future language teachers.