Corpus-based applications in EFL for the workplace: Getting the recipe right

  • Veronica Colwell (Speaker)
  • Hugo Sanjurjo Gonzalez (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


    This presentation reports on how recently designed EN-ES bi-writing apps that serve to support small Spanish businesses which struggle to meet the challenges posed by English as a lingua franca in the market place, along with the custom-made comparable corpora from which these apps are built, can serve as highly relevant learning resources for improving editing skills in the L1 Spanish EFL undergraduate class for professional and for academic purposes. The report focuses on one such app, specialized by genre, the BiTeX bi-writing app, which helps produce recipes in English and in Spanish. Results suggest that such relevant workplace resources concerned with English for international communication are particularly well suited as they create real-life opportunities for consciousness-raising and language awareness-raising while promoting ongoing development in a range of skills and competences pertinent to the professional future of such learners.
    Period2 Mar 2016
    Event title8th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics: Academia Meets Business: Corpus Studies in Language Industry and Computational Linguistics Applications
    Event typeConference
    Conference number8th
    LocationMálaga, SpainShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational