Research and Applications for Foreign Language Teaching and Assessment
Using Learner Corpora to Order Linguistic Structures in Terms of Apparent Difficulty
One of the often stated goals of learner corpora research is to provide information to support syllabus design: by identifying the L2 deficits of learners, we can identify what content should be included in language courses, and with what degree of emphasis. Additionally, by studying L2 deficits over multiple proficiency levels, we can determine at what levels this content is most critical, and thus how language content should be distributed over a multi-course curriculum.
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