Please feel free to use these pedagogical materials in your courses. We’ve designed them to be used with the Crow platform, but they can work with other corpora or as standalone resources.

  • Transition Words: Introduce variety into students’ use of transitions, including the type of transition, the location of the transition in the sentence, and the structures used with each type of transition.
  • Exemplification Strategies: Help learners identify and use exemplification phrases such as “for example” or “such as.”
  • Near Synonyms: Help L2 learners differentiate between near synonyms (with the example of “significant” and “important”) by raising their awareness about the context of near synonyms using the Crow corpus.
  • Exemplification Variety: Help L2 learners understand how variations in exemplification phrases are typically integrated in English, using the Crow corpus.

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