Workshop Series - Grammar

Title: Using Corpus Linguistics to Improve Grammar Teaching and Learning

To provide opportunities for teachers to explore new ways of English language teaching and support them to adopt corpus-based approach in their teaching, a Knowledge Transfer (KT) Workshop Series was launched. The Series consisted of language skills covering lexis, grammar, phonology, and translation. The Series also aims at equipping teachers with skills and tools to develop their own corpus-based teaching and learning materials.

DATE: 15 Mar 2019 (Fri)

TIME: 14:30 - 16:30 pm

VENUE: D4-G/F-04, Tai Po Campus

Abstract

In this workshop, participants will be provided with opportunities to explore how to use corpus tools to enhance English language teaching, in particular, grammar teaching. The workshop will first give an overview of corpora in terms of accessibility. It will then discuss how corpus-based data can enhance lexico-grammar instruction and self-study. Examples of how to use corpora in a classroom setting will also be discussed. Participants will get hands-on experience of using corpus tools to solve English usage problems.

About the Speaker

Dr. Jackie Lee is Associate Professor at the Education University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include grammar teaching, language and gender, experiential learning and teacher education. She has had articles published in prestigious journals such as Sex Roles, Gender and Education, Teaching and Teacher Education and System.