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Academics’ Perceptions of the Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on English Language Teaching and Learning

Dr. Jayaron Jose,

English Language Centre (ELC), University of Science and Technology, Al Musanna (UTAS-A), Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

The rapid advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) have resulted in significant transformations across multiple sectors, including education. As a result, it is crucial for educators, particularly language teachers, to understand both the benefits and drawbacks of AI. While the prospect of implementing AI technology into English language teaching may seem daunting to some, the swift development of AI applications such as Chat GPT has made it necessary for those involved, especially teachers, to change their thinking and incorporate AI into the teaching process. The general goal of the session is to enhance knowledge and understanding of AI, and how to incorporate it into the teaching and learning of the English language. In addition, the presenter attempts to demonstrate a few language teaching techniques that can be utilized by both teachers and learners to improve their English skills exploiting AI chatbots, and other AI tools. Moreover, the session sheds some light on ESL teachers’ perception of challenges and opportunities posed by artificial intelligence (AI) qualitatively. Overall, the presenter seeks to increase awareness of the role of AI in English language teaching and encourage participants to thoughtfully integrate it into their teaching practices through discussion and research.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, English Language Teaching

 The above abstract is a part of the article which was accepted at The Ninth International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature (WWW.LLLD.IR), 1-2 February 2024, Ahwaz.