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Integrating Artificial Intelligence-Powered Tools in English Language Teaching

Feb 24, 2023

Presenter: Dr. Kent Lee

PD summary: PD Summary: Recent advances in tools powered by artificial intelligence

(AI) and the increasing accessibility of these tools have generated much excitement and

concern among educators. In the area of English language teaching (ELT), open-access

AI tools (e.g., ChatGPT) can automate tasks such as natural language generation,

conversation simulation, feedback provision, and evaluation to an extent that may

challenge instructors to reflect on and reconsider their current ELT practices. The

purpose of this PD session is to (a) provide a brief overview of the current state of using

AI tools in ELT, (b) explore some of the affordances and limitations of using ChatGPT for

ELT, and (c) promote discussions on the potential benefits and challenges of integrating

AI tools in ELT classrooms. Participants are encouraged to bring a computing device

(laptop, tablet, mobile phone) with internet access to maximize their learning.

Presenter Bio: Kent Lee is an assistant professor in the Teaching English as Second

Language (TESL) Program in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta.

February 24, 2023

PD 5:00 - 6:00 MST | In-person Event at

St.Patrick, Edmonton Catholic Schools

(Room 209 - 12050 95a St NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 1R7)

Free Parking Available at the East/South Entrance

(Hybrid connection through Tutela)


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