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The EFECT corpus has been compiled as part of a Teaching Quality Enhancement project entitled “Expert Field Environment Collaborative Training” (ref. MQD20100066), financed by the Catalan Agency for University and Research Grant Management (AGAUR) and the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

The corpus includes 159 texts with a total of 845,698 words. The texts in question are from UAB Political Science and Sociology graduates’ working environments, Political Science and Sociology degree course subjects and English for Social Sciences dossiers. It is possible to look up a single word (see lists of the most common words at, a phrase or any other combination of letters in the corpus. Context of up to 10 words is provided (5 to the left and 5 to the right), along with text genre and topic details. With scope for exporting results to Excel and subsequently filtering them, the corpus is extremely helpful for designing English exercises in the Social Sciences field and for linguistic research. Students will find it useful for checking naturally-occurring expressions within the field in question, as well as aspects of grammar, usage, style, etc.