Workshop Series - Vocabulary

Topic 1: A Corpus-based innovative approach to vocabulary learning and teaching

DATE: 25 Jan 2019

TIME: 13:30-17:30

VENUE: D2-LP-09, EdUHK

Abstract

In recent years, how to help students learn and use authentic vocabulary patterns has posed a big challenge for English teachers. Traditional tools (e.g., textbooks, dictionaries, other published materials, etc.) and teachers’ intuition, may not be sufficient to fully address this issue. This is an area where corpus linguistics can fill the gap. In this workshop, teachers can learn to use corpus data to facilitate teaching of naturally occurring English language for word usage and textual discourse. Also, it can facilitate teachers to develop hands-on activities that cater for students at different levels.

Biography

Dr. Ma Qing is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong. Her main research interests include second language vocabulary acquisition, corpus linguistics, Chinese English, computer assisted language learning (CALL) and mobile assisted language learning (MALL).