Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on ChatGPT, April 2024                                    Pp.100-111
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/ChatGPT.6

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 ChatGPT Integrated Grammar Teaching and Learning in EFL Classes: A Study on Tishk
International University Students in Erbil, Iraq

 Turgay Kucuk
English Language Teaching Department
Tishk International University, Erbil-KRI, Iraq
Email: turgay.kucuk@tiu.edu.iq 

 

Received: 01/11/2024              Accepted:03/27/2024                         Published:04/24/2024

 

Abstract:
 This study aims to investigate and analyze the benefits and concerns that ChatGPT offers to EFL students’ grammar learning and teaching in foreign language classrooms. There have been many studies on the advantages and disadvantages of ChatGPT in education, but there are almost no studies on the benefits and harms of this platform in grammar learning and teaching.  This study will be an important resource for scholars who will investigate the importance and impact of ChatGPT in language learning and teaching.  Simultaneously, it will serve as a valuable tool for examining the benefits and concerns that ChatGPT presents to students in the realm of grammar acquisition. In this context, control and experimental groups were created at Tishk International University using the random sampling method. The control group received teacher and book-centered grammar education, and the experimental group received ChatGPT-cantered grammar education. When the post-test results applied to the students at the end of seven weeks were analysed using the SPSS-27 t statistic, there was a significant difference of .001 between the two groups. The control group students increased their marks by 8.86 points, whereas the experimental group students raised their marks by 26.58 points, which was quite significant. In addition, in the focus group interview analysis applied to the students at the end of the study, it was revealed that the majority of the students were satisfied with the integration of ChatGPT into their grammar lessons. Although some students expressed their concerns, when we look at the overall study, the benefits that ChatGPT offers to grammar learning are greater than the concerns it brings.
Keywords: Artificial intelligence, ChatGPT integrated grammar, EFL classes, teaching and learning English

Cite as:   Kucuk, T. (2024).  ChatGPT Integrated Grammar Teaching and Learning in EFL Classes: A Study on Tishk International University Students in Erbil, Iraq. Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on ChatGPT,
April 2024: 100-111   DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/ChatGPT.6

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Received: 01/11/2024  
Accepted: 03/27/2024
Published: 04/24/2024 
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2602-6754
https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/ChatGPT.6 

Turgay Kucuk (MA) is an instructor at TISHK International University in Erbil, Iraq. He currently works as the representative of the dean of students and vice director of TIU Language Preparatory School. He is an enthusiastic writer on various topics, such as body language, writing anxiety, artificial intelligence in education, and technology-integrated teaching.
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2602-6754