The compilation and use of corpora is not solely for research in linguistics. Among many other practical applications, corpora can be used to inform dictionaries, grammars and syllabuses. They can also help language users directly by providing concrete examples of common practices and good examples. Data-Driven Learning (DDL) describes situations where tools and techniques of corpus linguistics are used to learn a language or a particular type of lan- guage. However, DDL has remained largely confined to the research community. Consequently, there is a need to better integrate corpora with language pedagogy, develop visual techniques that will enable DDL to be used by wider audiences, and explore how visualisation could help make DDL more integrated and interactive. This paper addresses this question by exploring how visualisation approaches for corpus linguistics can enhance DDL, with particular focus on improving academic writing.