The Summer School is meant as an introduction to the field of Learner Corpus Research and will feature the following activities : 

  • Learner Corpus Colloquium

Participants will have the opportunity to give a brief presentation of their project at the Learner Corpus Colloquium which will take place on the first day.

  • Lectures on the following topics 

    • Learner corpus design/compilation 

    • Learner corpus annotation (including error annotation) 

    • Learner corpus analysis (including data coding, Contrastive Interlanguage Analysis, Integrated Contrastive Model, introduction to statistics for learner corpus research) 

    • Interpreting learner corpus data 

    • Applications of learner corpus research 

  • Hands-on sessions in a computer lab 

The hands-on sessions will help participants familiarize themselves with a range of software tools for linguistic analysis and native and learner corpora, in particular the International Corpus of Learner English and the Louvain International Database of Spoken English Interlanguage. 

  • One-to-one sessions with members of the CECL team

The Summer School will also feature one-to-one sessions with members of the CECL team to answer questions related to the design of individual projects. 


A detailed programme will be available closer to the event.