Leveraging Corpus Linguistics in ESP Instruction: Practical Techniques and Applications – a webinar by Dr Michael Pasquale

Dear Colleagues,

IATEFL Poland and Dr Michael Pasquale, Ph.D., Michigan State University,

have the pleasure to invite you to the webinar

which will take place on Wednesday, 8th of November, between 20.30 and 21.30 CET.

Your registration will be made via Zoom platform.

This webinar is titled:

Leveraging Corpus Linguistics in ESP Instruction: Practical Techniques and Applications


In this session, we delve into the area of corpus linguistics and its effective application within English for Specific Purposes (ESP) classrooms. We will showcase a diverse range of teaching techniques and applications, enabling participants to use corpus data for enhanced language instruction.

The session begins by emphasizing the significance of needs analysis in ESP instruction. We will explore how corpus linguistics can be utilized as a valuable tool for identifying learners’ specific linguistic needs, enabling educators to tailor their teaching methods accordingly. Through practical examples and hands-on activities, participants will gain insights into conducting thorough needs analyses using corpus data. Finally, we will delve into the implementation of data-driven language tasks within ESP classrooms. By utilizing corpus data, educators can design tasks that focus on authentic language use, including collocation exercises, concordance analysis, and phrasal patterns.

During the webinar all participants will be provided with a certificate of participation, which they will be able to download.

IATEFL Poland members have priority of registration for this webinar.

Do not delay. The number of participants is limited.

Professional profile

Dr Michael Pasquale

Michael Pasquale (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is professor of linguistics and director of the MA TESOL program at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His specialization is on the interaction between sociolinguistics and second language acquisition. His current research area focuses on corpus linguistics and second language acquisition. He was a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the Universidad Nacional Santiago Antúnez de Mayolo (Huaraz, Peru).


On behalf of IATEFL Poland

Webinar organisers:

Anna Rogalewicz-Gałucka

Chief Administrative Officer


Lucyna Wilinkiewicz-Górniak

Webinars’ Coordinator

Kraków Region Representative


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