Institute of Applied Linguistics
University of Warsaw
their progress in terms of language learning strategies and acquisition of specialist terminology.
The blended learning environment provides opportunities for individual learning to fulfil students’ own aims based on their own materials. For example some of them work on their own texts written in a foreign language to compare the usage of selected words in the text with the usage in the reference corpus. Translators-to-be learn how to find exact meaning of words for the corpus data. They are able to collect media texts to identify collocation of words of their interest. In this teaching and learning context students are co-creators of the course as the teacher proposes a framework which is filled with students’ do-it-yourself corpora either their own texts or collected texts from various sources respecting intellectual property rights. Blended teaching environment proves to be suitable for the specificity of the content taught. Students work on texts of their interest while using ICT-tools for linguistic analysis.