How AI Can Support Foreign Language Learners

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Welcome to "Try This!", a weekly blog series where we dive into the ever-evolving world of generative AI and share valuable insights and practical teaching ideas. Discover how educators are leveraging AI, gain fresh perspectives, and explore innovative approaches to education that you can try out yourself.

This week we’ve rounded up five resources to share with you on the topic of How AI Can Support Foreign Language Learners. Below, you'll find 

  1. A news article that discusses the potential of AI-powered chatbots for language learning as well as common concerns around their limitations. 
  2. A conversation with Nick Jenkins, CEO & Founder of Language Confidence, and Katherine Connor-Martin, Product Director at Oxford Languages, regarding the transformative role of AI in modern English language learning experiences.
  3. An article that showcases several AI-powered apps and online programs that can enhance language learning, addressing challenges such as lack of personalization in traditional teaching methods and student anxiety. 
  4. A guide to creating personalized language learning experiences with various AI tools, from chatbots to language learning apps — and practical teaching strategies to use in the classroom.
  5. An article challenging long-held beliefs about grammar in language acquisition in light of new research that explores the intersection of AI, linguistics, and learning.

Check them out and let us know what you think about How AI Can Support Foreign Language Learners in the comments below the post. 

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