Hmm going to be a dull week to face after attending the 32nd annual international TESOL France shindig. Loads of great talks (e.g. see reports on materials writing in ELT by Jonathan Sayers,
@jo_sayers; experimental practice in ELT by Lexical Leo, @leoselivan; Tailoring ESP courses by Kirstin Lahaye, @kirstinlahaye ), amiable company and Celtic dancing.
Seems to be a tradition to post up slides of the talks so I will duly comply. A huge thanks to the folks who came to spend some time with me, and who asked some great questions. A huge thanks to the TESOL committee, volunteers and all attendees, everything seemed to run like clockwork.
Using concordance software to inform classroom practice:
Slides – tesolfr2013-classrmconc
Handout – tesolfr2013-classrmconc-handout
NB1: for a video walkthrough of the getting your own texts part of the talk please have a look at this:
And as Scott Thornbury said in his plenary – the body (corpus) remembers! So why not make use of such memories in your classroom.