BAAL CL SIG Event: Core Corpus Skills for Academic Purposes – Event Postponed

  • Date: Friday 24 April 2020 Event now postponed – will be rescheduled after end of lockdown
  • Time: 10:00 to 16:00
  • Venue: Coventry University

There is little or no mention of corpora in much of the guidance for EAP teacher and learner training. For example, neither BALEAP’s TEAP Accreditation Scheme Handbook (2014) or Competency Framework for Teachers of EAP (2008) make explicit reference to corpora or corpus linguistic approaches, and BALEAP’s Can Do Framework for EAP Syllabus Design and Assessment (2013) treats corpora as text repositories only. Such omissions are surprising because corpus-based work can greatly inform our understanding of discourse, particularly in terms of disciplinary difference.

The aim of this one-day event is to discuss the role corpora play in EAP teaching (morning session), and to plug the current gap in documentation relating to core corpus skills for academic purposes (afternoon session). By the end of the day, we aim to co-create with participants a series of Core Corpus Skills Can Do statements to present to BALEAP, to supplement their existing documentation.

The event charge is £20.00 for BAAL members and £25 for non-members. A buffet lunch will be included.

  • Deadline for registration: 30 March 2020 We will announce once rescheduling has been decided
  • Spaces are limited, so sign up soon!
  • Please find registration details here. 

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