From the TAALES website:
Kyle, K. & Crossley, S. A. (2015). Automatically assessing lexical sophistication: Indices, tools, findings, and application. TESOL Quarterly 49(4), pp. 757-786. doi: 10.1002/tesq.194
TAALES is a tool that measures over 400 classic and new indices of lexical sophistication, and includes indices related to a wide range of sub-constructs. TAALES indices have been used to inform models of second language (L2) speaking proficiency, first language (L1) and L2 writing proficiency, spoken and written lexical proficiency, genre differences, and satirical language.
Starting with version 2.2, TAALES provides comprehensive index diagnostics, including text-level coverage output (i.e., the percent of words/bigrams/trigrams in a text covered by the index) AND individual word/bigram/trigram index coverage information.
TAALES takes plain text files as input (it will process all plain text files in a particular folder) and produces a comma separated values (.csv) spreadsheet that is easily read by any spreadsheet software.
You can find all the info here. Windows and Mac versions available for free.
La escala comenzará a usarse en enero de 2015.
El objetivo de estas Jornadas es recibir una formación más específica sobre cómo introducir y desarrollar los estudios bilingües en los distintos niveles educativos, además de permitir el intercambio de experiencias y dudas entre el personal docente e investigador.Las Jornadas están organizadas por el Equipo Docente de Enseñanza Bilingüe en ADE, la Facultad de Ciencias de la Empresa y la Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena dentro del marco del Campus Mare Nostrum.
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This free MOOC Offers practical introduction to the methodology of corpus linguistics for researchers in social sciences and humanities. It is an 8-week course and is run by Lancaster University.
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This course is for people who are learning English and who are interested in finding out more about British culture and improving their English language skills.
The course will use short videos to present a different topic each week, including English as a global language, the environment, entrepreneurship and literature. Filmed in Great Britain, these videos will help you to develop your listening skills as you watch authentic examples of people speaking English. Our experienced tutor will examine some of the language used in the videos and will draw your attention to useful points that will help you improve your spoken and written English.
The course does not follow a language syllabus but takes real English in context as its starting point. Short quizzes and discussions will help you measure your understanding and practise your English throughout the course. At the end of each week you will be asked to describe your own feelings and experiences about that week’s topic in a short piece of writing.
The course draws on the British Council’s expertise in online learning and will give you the opportunity to purchase a Statement of Participation.
You can use the hashtag #FLlearnenglish to join and contribute to Twitter conversations about this course.
This course is aimed at non-native English speakers who have studied English to around intermediate level (approximately B1 on the CEFR).