Paul Raine - AI: The Language Teacher's Friend or Foe?
AI presents both threats and opportunities to language teachers. As a language teacher and web developer, I find myself on the border between two worlds. AI offers incredible affordances to both teachers and learners, but it also offers the potential to bypass the pedagogical process all together. We have to figure out whether and how AI can complement the process of teaching and learning languages, and not replace it.
Paul Raine (MA TEFL/TESL, University of Birmingham 2012) is an award-winning teacher, presenter, author, and developer. His books include the best-selling 50 Ways to Teach with Technology and the innovative multi-path graded reader Journey to Mars. He has also developed his own websites for teachers and learners of EFL (abaxlms.com / zengengo.com).