The Use of Concordance Programs in English Lexical Teaching in High School

Kezhen LI


Many Linguists and foreign language instructors are increasingly concerned about the importance of corpus linguistics in language learning and teaching. And corpus approach is being employed more and more widely in language research since the application of advanced computer and the emergence of enormous text corpus and well-designed concordance programs. According to the review of the researches, the corpus approach is more often used in the university level, but seldom in the high schools. However the high school students nowadays have had a good command of computer and multimedia, which prepare them to use corpus approach to accomplish some English learning tasks. This thesis discusses the use of Concordance programs in English lexical teaching in high school and explores the feasibility and suitability of this approach in the real Chinese EFL classroom.


Concordance programs; Corpus; English lexical teaching

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