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CALS Seminar: Linguistic Features of native-English teacher talk as a reference framework for French-speaking EFL teachers

Highlighting linguistic features of native-English teacher talk as a reference framework for French-speaking EFL teachers:

a corpus study

 

Eric Nicaise

Scientific collaborator (Université catholique de Louvain)

EFL and Dutch teacher trainer (Haute Ecole Louvain-en-Hainaut)

Belgium

 

Thursday 14th April, 11.00

Graduate Attributes Hub, CTL

 

ALL WELCOME!

http://ulsites.ul.ie/cals/

  

 

Abstract

 

The talk will present CONNEcTCONNEcT is an acronym for A Corpus of Native and Non-native EFL Classroom Teacher Talk.  It consists of transcripts of native and non-native English lesson audio-recordings carried out in secondary education (classes ranging from A1 to B2 levels).  Data collection spread over a 26 month-period, starting in January 2009 until March 2011. Recordings were made in French-speaking Belgium and in Britain. CONNEcT consists of two sub-corpora: while the English-native sub-corpus includes 108,988 words, its smaller non-native counterpart has 56,526 words, for a total of 165,514 words.