Machine Learning and Grammar Instruction: The Case of German Nominal Gender (IALLT webinar)

Language learners often struggle with particular grammar topics, but with limited instructional time, sometimes these topics do not receive in-depth attention in the classroom. One example of this phenomenon is the gender of German nouns. This presentation showcases a software solution that supplies the reasoning behind the gender of German nouns, aiming to help learners understand the underlying rules. The presentation will highlight the program’s potential for assisting students with background knowledge, and will emphasize that AI solutions extend beyond ChatGPT, offering innovative solutions to language learning challenges.

Assessing the effects of AI-assistance on L2 writing: A comparative study of ChatGPT use among multilingual Mandarin learners

This study investigates the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI), specifically ChatGPT, on Second Language (L2) writing in the context of Mandarin Chinese language learning. The aim of this study is twofold: Firstly, to discern the differential impacts of AI on L2 writing performance; and secondly, to understand student reliance on AI tools in the language learning process. A quasi-experimental design, employing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, has been utilized. By probing the potential of AI in supporting L2 writing, we contribute to the understanding of how technology can be leveraged to improve the teaching and learning of less commonly taught ...

VR, AI, and Tech, Oh My! Unleashing the Power of Technology for Languages for Specific Purposes (IALLT webinar)

Language learning for specific professional domains, such as healthcare, law, business, veterinary medicine, etc., requires specialized knowledge and effective training methods. In this webinar, we will explore how virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI), and other cutting-edge tech tools can revolutionize the way we teach (and learn) Languages for Specific Purposes.

Making Generative AI Work for Language Teachers (IALLT webinar)

This webinar will explore ten ways that language teachers can use generative AI to help support their teaching. These will include lesson plans, resources, bibliographies, question generation, story writing, illustrations, and more. There will be a wide variety of generative AI tools introduced and explored. Participants will come away with practical ways they can use generative AI in their classes.

ChatGPT & Other AI Tools: Opportunities & Challenges

Recent exponential advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) have brought exciting new opportunities for innovation in world language education. Among the most notable of the AI-based tools is ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI, which has received considerable attention due to its ability to generate human-like text, engage users in interactive conversations, and automate time-consuming tasks, such as summarizing a text. In this session we will demonstrate a few AI technologies and some of their key features. We will also provide opportunities for participants to try them and discuss their potential to support or enhance language teaching and learning. Come join us in ...