Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English
MICASE is a great resource for the ESL/EAP classroom, to help make your lessons more authentic and more effective for your students. If you are teaching English, you may have noticed that some of the examples of dialogues and role-plays in your textbooks are overly formal or sound staged. These types of materials may not prepare students for what they will actually hear in real academic contexts. Learn how to use MICASE to give your students great listening activities, authentic role-plays, and accurate contextual examples for the new vocabulary they are learning.
The Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (MICASE) is a collection of nearly 1.8 million words of transcribed speech (almost 200 hours of recordings) from the University of Michigan (U-M) in Ann Arbor, created by researchers and students at the U-M English Language Institute (ELI). MICASE contains data from a wide range of speech events (including lectures, classroom discussions, lab sections, seminars, and advising sessions) and locations across the university.
The recommended MICASE citation is: Simpson, R. C., S. L. Briggs, J. Ovens, and J. M. Swales. (2002) The Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English. Ann Arbor, MI: The Regents of the University of Michigan.
MICASE is a great resource for the ESL/EAP classroom, to help make your lessons more authentic and more effective for your students.
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