29th IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference (Munich, 2016)

The 29th IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference
4 – 6 November 2016

Title: Using Youtube as a corpus of spoken English

Abstract: Youtube is a vast source of subtitled spoken English, ranging from general to business to ESP. In this workshop I will present a free online corpus tool and quiz maker that my partner and I created to work and play with this data. I will show how I used the tool to derive insights into language use in channels for IT professionals, and share a range of classroom tasks and materials created for a ‘Business English for IT’ course using this insight. Ideas and activities presented in this workshop will be of interest to BE trainers at large.

Here is the handout from the workshop. I’ll post some more related materials here soon – watch this space.