Workshop

 

Mastoor Al Kaboody, Mr.

Community College of Qatar

Mastoor Al Kaboody is a professor of TESOL at the Community College of Qatar. He is interested in instructed second language acquisition, corpus linguistics, second language writing and research methods.

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Promoting Learner Autonomy through Authentic Corpus Activities (WS17), Workshop

This workshop aims to give the attendees a crash course in using corpora in their classrooms. It will focus on four main areas. First, the presentation will introduce corpus linguistics and a list of available corpora for ESL teachers. Second, it will discuss why ESL teachers should use corpus-based activities. Next, the presenter will shed light on how to use corpus-based activities in the ESL classroom, and how to design corpus-based authentic activities. After that, the presenter will give a short tutorial on the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA). Finally, the attendees get to do a sample activity.