Corpus Linguistics for EL

A great tool for Learners - According to Yu Hua Chen,

Corpora and English Learning

Lexical competence recently has been identified to be the most significant predictor to general language ability (Carter&McCarthy, 1988:97); however, it is also identified by most learners to be one of the biggest challenges of language learning (Coady&Huckin, 1997:1;Cobb, 1999). Fortunately, with the advent of technology, a new view of language learning and teaching has emerged; attempts to integrate computers as tools in language classrooms and facilitate the learning have been made. (soruce: http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Chen-Corpora.html)