[Excerpt]: "This week I got my first opportunity to try out corpus linguistics in the classroom. It was a class of technically-oriented students (computers and media), and it was a small enough group that I could get them all in front of a computer for a bit, so I thought I'd give it a go.
I didn't think to check beforehand whether they understood the concept of regular expressions (a computing term, not a linguistic one). Not a major mistake. It turned out that they haven't been taught that in their courses, so I ended up teaching a little bit about regular expressions. There's nothing wrong with teaching a bit of computing in an English class, as long as you are teaching it through English, after all!
Via Jersus Colmenares