Exploring the impact of Generative AI on language education: insights from teachers

Joint TEASIG & LTSIG webinar

It feels like every morning we wake up to hundreds of opinion pieces on the use of Generative AI (Gen-AI) in education, but there is surprisingly little research into how English teachers are actually using this technology. In this webinar, we will explore language teachers’ use and attitudes to Gen-AI by drawing on findings from a recent study involving surveys from teachers from 70 countries and in-depth focus groups. Through the insights we share we hope to help the webinar participants better navigate the fast-changing AI landscape, develop a critical perspective towards this powerful and disruptive technology, and spark a few ideas for their own classrooms.

Evelina Galaczi is Director of Research-English at Cambridge University Press and Assessment.  Her recent work involves exploring the exciting opportunities – and challenges – of using AI in language education. She holds a Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Applied Linguistics from Columbia University, New York.  Evelina currently serves as a non-executive Trustee for the International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF), which promotes effective English language education in multilingual contexts and is co-editor for the Language Assessment Quarterly journal.

Nahal Khabbazbashi is Senior Lecturer in Language Assessment at CRELLA. She has a PhD in Education from the University of Oxford. Her research interests include the assessment of speaking, the impact of technology in assessment, multimodality and new constructs in the digital age. Nahal currently serves as the chair of the British Association of Applied Linguistics SIG in Testing, Learning and Assessment.





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