Highlighting linguistic features of native-English teacher talk as a reference framework for French-speaking EFL teachers:
a corpus study
Scientific collaborator (Université catholique de Louvain)
EFL and Dutch teacher trainer (Haute Ecole Louvain-en-Hainaut)
Thursday 14th April, 11.00
Graduate Attributes Hub, CTL
The talk will present CONNEcT. CONNEcT 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.