Use of Corpora in Teaching Foreign Languages and Tech Tools for Language Teachers

04-03-2018 at 9:27 AM

On February 2, 2018, an incredibly large group of language educators gathered to participate in two practical workshops organized by the Institute of Foreign Languages of the Faculty of Philology of Vilnius University and the Lithuanian Language Teachers’ Association on new and effective language teaching / learning methods.

The seminar “Use of Corpora in Teaching Foreign Languages” was delivered by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lina Bikelienė (Institute of Foreign Languages of the Faculty of Philology, Vilnius University), who explained in a detailed way and demonstrated to the participants various possibilities of the use of corpora in foreign language teaching / learning process.

Hannah Shipman, a lecturer of the Institute of Foreign Languages at the Faculty of Philology, Vilnius University, introduced interactive language teaching tools during the seminar “Tech Tools for Language Teachers“, and demonstrated various ways of using them in language teaching/ learning process.

The seminars took place at the VU Information Technology Application Center, therefore, participants could test practically how to use corpora for the search of different linguistic items to be introduced and explained to students during language classes as well as tried different technological tools to be applied for language teaching.

Participants of the seminars received competent answers to the questions they were interested in, learned how to prepare tasks for various foreign languages lectures using different computer programs and databases.