The aim of this one-day event was to discuss the role corpora play in EAP teaching (morning session), and to plug the current gap in documentation relating to core corpus skills for academic purposes (afternoon session). Abstracts, slides and videos for the morning talks can be downloaded below.

Scheduleclick on title for abstract

10.00                Welcome

10:10               Core Corpus Skills for Academic Purposes – slides | video
Tatyana Karpenko-Seccombe (University of Huddersfield)

10:40               Core Corpus Skills for Discipline-specific Vocabulary Teaching – slides | video
Simon Smith (Coventry University)

11:10                Break

11:30                The TEAP Competency Framework – slides | video (includes recording of following talk)
Carole MacDiarmid (University of Glasgow)

11:40                Interpreting the TEAP Competency Framework (2008) through corpus spectacles – slides
Jenny Kemp (University of Leicester)

12:00                Core Corpus Skills for designing In-Sessional ESAP materials – slides | video
Karin Whiteside (University of Reading)

12:30                Corpus Construction Skills for Literacy Development – slides | video
Cathy Malone (Oxford Brookes University)

13:00-14:00       Lunch

14:00                Groupwork: discussions to propose core corpus skills – slides here
Discussion chairs:
Group 1: Programme development (
Gareth Jones)
Groups 2: Academic practices (Sheena Gardner)
Group 3: The Student (Karin Whiteside)
Group 4: Course Delivery (
John Slaght)

Starting points document – this will also be useful

14:45                 Plenary to combine ideas from different groups and decide on final list of proposals to forward to BALEAP

15:30                Wrapping up