As you already know, a corpus is a collection of texts in electronic form, and the Internet is the largest possible collection. You are certainly familiar with the most popular corpus tool: Google! You perhaps use it daily, but may not have realised its potential for improving your English.

The first chapter gives you ideas and tips on how Google can be used for language learning by simple search options. The second chapter introduces more advanced search possibilities, and the third discusses the benefits and drawbacks of Google as a corpus and suggests even better tools for language learning.



1. Google ABC for language learning

2. Advanced Google

3. Google - good, but not perfect

Time estimate: 40 min

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