Computational Linguistics and Language Teaching

  • Date:
  • Time: 15:00-17:00
  • Location: online
Do you use frequency lists, a collocation list, or other corpora tools in your language teaching? Have you ever wondered how the frequency lists are designed and collocations are gathered and analysed by computers? If yes, then it’s a pleasure to invite you to participate in the first CELT online event for this academic year taking place on Friday the 13th of November at 15:00-17:00.
The event aims to bring together colleagues and PGRs who are involved in computational linguistics and/or language teaching. Developers of frequency and collocations lists are not always aware of how language teachers and learners use these tools. Similarly, not many language teachers are aware of how these lists are designed and how the context of the corpora they use can have an impact on language teaching. The event will start with the following two talks kindly presented by Dr Sege Sharoff and Professor Eric Atwell:
  • Frequency lists for language learning: why does your corpus matter? – Dr Serge Sharoff – LCS
  • Corpus-driven extraction of collocations: Experience from English and Arabic – Professor Eric Atwell – School of Computing
You are then invited to give a short presentation (up to 10 minutes) sharing: which corpus tools you use? How you use them? And their role in the context of language teaching?
It would be great to learn from each other how we utilise these tools to enhance language teaching and learning, particularly given the diverse languages that we teach. If you would like to participate with a short presentation, please send me: the title, a brief outline and the language context of your presentation by 17:00, Mon 2nd of November.
Looking forward to hearing back from you and to engage with you in insightful discussions on the event day.

Dr. Rasha Kadry Soliman
Lecturer in Arabic Language and Linguistics
Director of Leeds Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching
Optional Study-abroad Programme Coordinator for AIMES
School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Equality & Inclusion Coordinator
Commissioning Editor for Leeds Language Scholar Journal (LLS)
Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (AIMES)  | School of Languages, Cultures and Societies | University of Leeds | LS2 9JT | Leeds
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