Scenarios for the Use of Chatbots in Teaching a Foreign Language in the Higher Educational Institution (HEI)
Keywords:Virtual interlocutors, artificial intelligence, robot, learning English, language practice
Nowadays, there are a huge number of applications that help to learn foreign languages in HEIs. The article gives a concept of chatbots, their application scenarios for the development of speaking skills of HEI students learning English; defines the role of chatbots in acquiring language practice; analyzes today's chatbots for learning foreign languages; investigates the functions of chatbots for modeling language behavior. Despite their imperfect intelligence, large companies (e.g., Apple, Google, and Amazon) have already placed chatbots in the center of their flagship devices. Chatbots are now filling the Internet, acting as guides, salespersons, and assistants. However, chatbots designed as communicators have yet to make a meaningful contribution. Perhaps the most natural vocation is to be a partner in learning foreign languages. In this article, we'll look at some of the chatbots developers are offering to help you learn foreign languages. Now chatbots can radically change interacting with the digital world, from reading and writing to listening and speaking. Although this reality has been possible for more than a decade, there is little direct evidence that the golden age of spoken-agent language learning opportunities has arrived.
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