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TDLS 2023 - Facilitating Language Learning with Search Engine Queries and AI Tools


Our presentation distinguishes between two types of computer-based queries and how they are useful in the ESL classroom to facilitate learning and improve language skills. This presentation relies on empirical evidence to support the claim that database query, as well as, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of ESL education. The presentation includes a demonstration of Flowspeak, an AI-powered application that simulates interactive English conversations with ESL learners that provides personalized feedback on English-speaking performance. Participants will go away from this presentation with real and virtual tools to implement in their online, or hybrid classroom.

Barbara Van Dyken, Grossmont Adult Education
Matthew Sussman, New Voice Learning

DATE: 3/4/2023

NOTE TO VIEWERS: This video has a few issues with color contrast in a few sections where graphics, or websites, are viewed. Although the content is not affected, there may be areas more difficult to see for those with vision impairments.

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.