Making the most of AI for Language Learners

Microsoft Teams online event
Wednesday 13th March 2024 (16:30-18:00)

To book your place, please complete this registration form (open in Microsoft Office 365) by Thursday 7 March.

A booking confirmation will be emailed to you and you will be added as a guest to the Language Education Research Group Microsoft Team, managed by colleagues from the University of Nottingham, from which you will be able to join the meeting and find accompanying documents and resources.

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A Languages Education Research Group event

As part of our commitment to our partnership schools, we are inviting secondary and primary modern languages mentors, other ML colleagues, ECTs, current trainees and colleagues with an interest in languages to attend our professional development and research meetings.

Each meeting will address a current theme in the field of languages education and will offer a stimulating range of inputs, discussions and an opportunity for the sharing of good practice and innovative thinking from members of our thriving languages community.

For our next meeting we will be joined by Richard West-Soley, Content Director at and author of the recent publication AI for Language Learners, will share his ideas for Making the most of AI for Language Learners. He will offer an honest and practical discussion about both the strengths and weaknesses of AI in language learning content, with a focus on prompt-tweaking to get the very best out of AI as a learner and a teacher. Richard will also share a few new and emerging AI services that can be repurposed for language learning fun!

Richard has been at the heart of language learning and teaching since his first degree in German and Spanish (Oxon) and PGCE (Birmingham) way back in the 90s. He combined that passion for languages with a fascination for tech later on, heading one of the first digital content creation departments for language learners at Shireland Language College in the West Midlands. He is an avid polyglot, since adding languages like Greek, Norwegian and Scottish Gaelic to his cache, and he refuses to stop! He is also keen on redefining ‘polyglot’ in less elitist, more inclusive terms, as ‘anyone who loves having fun with foreign languages’. As well as his work at Linguascope, he is currently undertaking a PhD in Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh.

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