Misung enrolled M.A. TESOL at SFSU with a number of questions from her 10-year teaching experiences. Two years of studying and practicum has helped her be equipped with a deeper insight about learning language and possible, effective teaching methods in EFL context of Korea. She hopes to work with adult English learners, encouraging them to speak up their own voice and to find their value through writing. She is ready to rush to the zenith of her teaching career..
EAP Learners as Language Researchers with an Online Corpus
Time: 11:30 Room: Hum 121
Acquiring formulaic sequences contributes to L2 writers’ fluency in academic discourse. The arbitrary nature and the huge amount of formulaic language requires learners to learn independently and continually. A corpus, which provides abundant contextual and linguistic information by showing concordance and frequency, could be an effective tool for prompting this autonomous learning. The presenter will share how she implemented this corpus-based learning with COCA (Corpus of Contemporary American English) through two one-hour workshops. The presentation will include the results of the action research in terms of students’ actual COCA searches and evaluations on corpus consultation for their writings.