Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN 2215-1478
  • E-ISSN: 2215-1486



This study is part of a larger project investigating the impact of corpus-based teaching in a series of second language (L2) genre-based writing courses. In this paper, we focus on activities that were implemented in one L2 writing course between first and final drafts of two major assignments (a Literacy Narrative and a Genre Analysis). Materials were created using Crow (Corpus and Repository of Writing; https://crow.corporaproject.org) and designed to interact with an existing genre-based curriculum. Findings show modest but clear changes by students who interacted with the corpus-based materials. We also discuss our use of learner corpora, which departs somewhat from previous literature, including an asset-based approach where learners’ texts are used as models for other learners.

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