L2 English writings, the EF Cambridge Open Language Database (EFCamDat) has just been released. EFCamDat was developed at the Dept. of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, at the University of Cambridge in collaboration with EF Education First, an international educational organization. EFCamDat contains writings submitted to Englishtown, EF’s online school, accessed daily by thousands of learners worldwide. The database currently contains 412K scripts from 76K learners summing up 32 million words.
EFCamDat is freely available to the academic community, subject to an end-user agreement protecting copyright. It can be accessed through a web based interface at: http://corpus.mml.cam.ac.uk/efcamdat
For more information go to http://linguistlist.org/issues/24/24-2935.html