Design, implementation and evaluation of a data-driven learning didactic unit based on an online series corpus

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This paper presents the implementation of a didactic unit based on Singer’s proposal for data-driven learning (DDL) within a task-based (TB) framework in the context of Chil-ean translation education. The didactic intervention has four stages: 1) data collection from students’ preferred multimodal consumption in order to generate a written corpus based on the transcription of popular online TV series; 2) the design of a didactic unit that graduates concordance software use and student autonomy by means of linguistic tasks; 3) the appli-cation of the approach in an English Language 7 course unit with 24 participants at the Translation Studies undergraduate program at Universidad de Santiago de Chile, and 4) the evalu-ation of the intervention by means of an online questionnaire. Students’ and lecturers’ perceptions suggest that a DDL-TB approach is suitable for language teaching in translator edu-cation. Further recommendations to improve future DDL-TB projects are also provided

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-420
Number of pages29
JournalLiteratura y Linguistica
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2021