Corpus research

I’ve carried out extensive research using the Cambridge Learner Corpus to feed into a variety of ELT projects for Cambridge University Press over the years. I’ve written about my learner corpus research here and summarized a talk I gave about my work researching Spanish learner errors at the IVACS conference here.

I’ve both carried out research and written common error notes and activities for a number of books, both for the international market and for specific local markets. I’ve worked especially with CUP Spain to research errors typical of Spanish speakers to inform coursebooks aimed at the Spanish market:

  • Complete (ESS; Key, Preliminary & First)
  • Interactive (ESS)
  • Empower (ESS; levels A2, B1 & C1)
  • English in Mind (international editions)
  • English in Mind (ESS editions)
  • Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

I carried out the research for most of the Common Mistakes at … series of books. I also authored the Common Mistakes at Proficiency and IELTS Advanced titles.

I’ve carried out research and produced reports for authors on projects including:

  • Objective PET
  • Objective First
  • Objective IELTS
  • Complete CAE
  • IELTS Trainer
  • English 365
  • Vocabulary in Practice
  • Business Benchmark