ENGLISH TEACHING JUST GOT AN UPGRADE: HOW AI IS REVOLUTIONIZING TESOL
The field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is ever-
evolving, and as such exploring the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in language teaching
and learning is becoming increasingly important. AI-powered language learning tools, such as
chatbots, are changing the way students learn and practice English. As these AI-powered
chatbots gain momentum, educators worldwide discuss their potential implications on the
process of language teaching.
By examining the potential use of chatbots such as ChatGPT, this paper aims to
contribute to the limited available literature on AI and TESOL and provide valuable insights
for teachers on the benefits and challenges of incorporating AI in their daily work. Discussing
the ways chatbots can enhance ESL/EFL classes, as well as the ways they can hinder the
learning process, due to issues related to academic dishonesty, this paper highlights both the
advantages and the disadvantages of such emerging technologies, as well as AI’s practical use
in a classroom, in hopes to improve the language learning outcomes.