Research Student / ESP/EAP English Instructor, Faculty of Arts
PhD (part-time) - thesis pending
Teaching English via corpus concordancing in a Greek university.
Questions have recently arisen as to the level of performance and the kind of motivation that exists in corpus teaching and learning methodologies and if corpus-supported methods can supplement or replace existing teaching ones effectively. This is a longitudinal research which explores (1) the extent to which the corpus-supported method is more effective than the traditional method with regard to student performance as measured by the overall percent correct on the student performance tasks, (2) the extent to which the effectiveness of the corpus-supported method with regard to student performance on the performance tasks is moderated by the ability level of the student (low, intermediate or advanced), (3) the extent to which the effect of method on student performance is mediated by student motivation after controlling for student level, and (4) what it is that motivates or demotivates university students in Greece when involved in corpus concordancing compared and contrasted with the existing traditional practice in learning ESP/EAP. Two different e-journal articles of the same discipline of Special Education and of similar difficulty level are used for the performance tasks and a corpus of 30 million words (10 m. of General English, 10 m. of General-Academic English and 10 m. of Special Education English) was collected by the teacher-researcher to fulfill the needs of the particular research.
Conference Papers & Presentations
Combining corpora with multimedia in teaching English.
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