LTSIG Open Online Forum :Tech-Lingual Hub: Where Language Meets Innovation

This year, we decided to have our Open Forum Online so that we can give more people the opportunity to join us and hear what we have been working on and what we are planning on for the future. We would like to invite you to join our Language & Technology Online Open Forum. Whether you're fascinated by the latest innovations in computer-assisted language learning, exploring the intersection of language and artificial intelligence, or passionate about leveraging technology for language education, our Open Forum is the ideal Online Meeting for you. Among the speakers are Vicky Saumell, Raquel Ribeiro and more speakers are to be announced. Engage in stimulating discussions, share your expertise, and connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for the synergy between language and technology.

Speaker: Vicky Saumell

Title: Keeping abreast of technological advances. Can we win the race?


In a rapidly changing world in general, we, language professionals, find ourselves continuously trying to keep up with the latest technological advances that can benefit our professional practices. Is this a race we can win? Is it worth it? We’ll explore attitudes towards self-actualisation and try to work out a healthy routine to stay relevant yet sane.

Speaker: Raquel Ribeiro

Title: Generative AI & SGE: communicative experiences in the English language classes


AI-supported solutions in the field of English language teaching though much talked about, but not so well understood in terms of applicability within the challenges of the ELT classes.

  • How can generative AI be used in the English language classes in order to make a difference to the learning experience of the students?
  • What's the strategic importance of teacher development to gain confidence and expertise in using generative AI?
  • How can teachers deal with the hallucination issue and the limitations?

In this talk I intend to address the key features of generative AI that can be mobile friendly, beneficial and enhance the language learning experience of the students along with sharing my findings and strategies to integrate AI via BYOD mobile learning [both conversational and generative possibilities] to some classes along the course of a semester.Let’s differentiate between the mobile-friendly artificial intelligence tools and understand the suitability for the age ranges and CEFR levels (Common European Framework of Reference), in activities conducted during the class time and with the teacher supervision and guidance. The need of a strong pedagogical support and opportunities for the continuous professional development of the language teachers, along with a concern with accessibility and suggested action steps and data from the current 2023 GUIDANCE FOR GENERATIVE AI IN EDUCATION by Unesco will also be pointed out.​​​​​​​



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Event details

Event type:

SIG Webinar
Learning Technologies


16/03/2024 - 14:00 UK time
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Online event


This event is free for all to attend.
However certificates of attendance will only be sent to members of IATEFL.