Corpus Linguistics in EFL Language Teaching: Insights From Research and Practice

Shelley Staples, Laurence Anthony

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Corpus linguistics can provide curriculum developers and teachers with theoretical foundations and guidance when deciding learning objectives, identifying materials and methods, and evaluating learner outputs. In this Exposition piece, we discuss how corpus linguistics can inform EFL language teaching in the areas of materials creation, skill development (reading, writing, speaking, and listening), and evaluation, with special attention given to lexico-grammar and vocabulary. We also provide examples from courses delivered at Waseda University to illustrate these approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-263
Number of pages18
JournalJALT Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 2023


  • corpus linguistics
  • data-driven learning
  • lexico-grammar
  • vocabulary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language


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