Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL Number 8. July 2022                       Pp. 262-273
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/call8.18

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Artificial Intelligence in Language Learning: What Are We Afraid of 

Kushmar Lesia Viktorivna
Department of Foreign Philology and Translation,
Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics, Kyiv, Ukraine 

Vornachev Andrii Oleksandrovych
Department of Foreign Philology and Translation,
Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics, Kyiv, Ukraine 

Korobova Iryna Oleksandrivna
Department of Ukrainian and Foreign Languages
National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport, Kyiv, Ukraine 

Kaida Nadia Oleksandrivna
Department of Foreign Philology and Translation,
Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics, Kyiv, Ukraine

 

Received: 02/02/2022                Accepted: 07/05/2022               Published: 07/25/2022

 

Abstract:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been an essential part of human lives in the XXI century. The research paper focuses on examining the role of AI in English language learning, how effective it is, and what practical methods can be used to apply it effectively. AI has the potential to transform the functioning of the education system, increase the competitiveness of institutions and empower teachers and students at all levels. With intelligent content of instructions and testing, artificial intelligence allows focusing on the needs of the students. This review paper discusses what we are afraid of AI in language learning. The survey was conducted in 2021 for English language learners at Ukrainian Universities: Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics and Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University. The study analyzes the responses of 418 students. Responses show a very high level (83-100%) of understanding AI in language learning. It determines the opinion that cyber-attacks will happen about future personalized accounts. It was the risk of losing personal information. Students fear losing a natural environment with speakers and their real emotions. Furthermore, this paper evaluates a very high level (98%) of the learners’ spontaneity and creativity lack using AI in language learning. The report concludes with the notion that using AI in language learning requires the wisdom of human content designers and educational experts.
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, language learning, foreign languages, online learning, Ukrainian Universities

Cite as:  Kushmar, L.V., Vornachev, A.O., Korobova,I.O., & Kaida,N.O. (2022). Artificial Intelligence in Language Learning: What Are We Afraid of. Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL (8). 262-273.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/call8.18.

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Received: 02/02/2022
Accepted: 07/05/2022   
Published: 07/25/2022
https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/call8.18  

Kushmar Lesia Viktorivna, Ph.D. (Candidate of Philological Sciences), Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Philology and Translation, Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics. Sh has 16-year experience in teaching foreign languages and applied subjects. Research interests include the English language teaching methods, psycholinguistics, etc. Author of nearly 80 publications, including four textbooks. https://orcid.org/ 0000-0003-0407-6267. 

Vornachev Andrii Oleksandrovych, Ph.D. (Candidate of Philological Sciences), Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Philology and Translation, Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics. About 21-year experience in teaching foreign languages and applied subjects. Research interests include the English language and the English language teaching methods. Author of nearly 30 publications. https://orcid.org/ 0000-0003-0342-0601. 

Korobova Iryna Oleksandrivna, Ph.D. (Candidate of Philological Sciences), Associate Professor of the Department of Ukrainian and Foreign Languages, National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport. About 20-year experience in teaching foreign languages. Research interests include the English language teaching methods, etc. Author of nearly 45 publications. orcid.org/0000-0001-8253-9330. 

Kaida Nadia Oleksandrivna, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Foreign Philology and Translation, Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics. About 25-year experience in teaching foreign languages. Research interests include the English language, the English language teaching methods, etc. Author of nearly 20 publications. orcid.org/0000-0002-7702-660X.