Corpus Tutorial

Using Authentic 'Real Language' in Teaching and Learning

This tutorial guides you step-by-step through the basics of collecting and analyzing 'real' language. If you are a language teacher working in school, college or university, then this website is for you. In straightforward language, it takes you on a tour of this exciting area. You will have the opportunity to share the results of worldwide corpus projects, and to carry out guided corpus projects of your own.

In order to use this tutorial, you will need to have access to the Internet, a computer that uses Microsoft Word (details of versions that will support wordsmith), and basic computer skills.

To get the most out of the tutorial it is best to do the units in the order that they are presented, and to spend a minimum of 1.5 hours on each one.

Continue to the Corpus Tutorial Overview for descriptions of the tutorial chapters.

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