Date: 21/12/2020
Time: 11:00-13:00

Learner corpora are essential in the field of second/foreign language research and pedagogy as they enable the systematic study of learners’ acquisition of a new language. In this light, the present Webinar will focus on the topic of learner corpora. More specifically after a short introduction to a necessary set of corpus analysis terms, a number of corpus tools will be examined (AntConc, AntWordProfiler, LancsBox, etc.) and a number of learner corpora topics will be discussed. Then, a unique learner corpus (YoLeCorE) will be described. Finally, participants will also have a hands-on experience in investigating a number of learner corpora.

Instructor: Dr Thomas Zapounidis (

Dr Thomas Zapounidis is a teacher of English as a foreign language at the 3rd Experimental primary school of Evosmos. He holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics, and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics (Corpus Linguistics), both from the School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has taught English as a Foreign Language to young learners in both private and public sectors and to adults. He is currently teaching English as a foreign language and chess in Εnglish. He has also taught the Lit1-120 undergraduate course at the School of English,  Aristotle university of Thessaloniki and he is an oral examiner of English language certification exams.  His research interests lie in the area of Corpus Linguistics (learner and pedagogic corpora), in teaching English to young learners and in young learners’ vocabulary development and analysis.

Students interested in attending the webinar should register here.

The ZOOM meeting link will be sent to participants in due course.

Learner corpora in teaching:
Tools and examples