Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 14. Number 3 September 2023 Pp.15-27
Students’ Attitudes toward Using Chatbot in EFL Learning
Samia Saeed Ahmed Mohamed
Department of English, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
Corresponding Author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eman Mahmoud Ibrahim Alian
Department of English, Faculty of Languages & Translation,
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
Department of EFL Curricula and Instruction, Faculty of Education
Zagazig University, Egypt
Received:03/05/2023 Accepted:09/06/2023 Published: 09/24/2023
The current study is an exploratory experiment on the attitudes of English as a Foreign Language students toward using chatbots in their learning. The study sheds light on the recent technical tools for language learning and finds out to what extent chatbots are effective in acquiring language skills, especially their usability, precision, assessment, and strengths. To answer the study’s main question, the researchers examined 64 English foreign language first-year secondary Egyptian students’ responses to a 20-item questionnaire through a survey research approach. The researchers chose students through purposive sampling. They used descriptive statistics to assess the data from the Likert-scaled items. The findings indicated that chatbots appeal to language learners because learners can utilize them without the help of the instructors, which in turn encourages them to become autonomous learners. They also believed that the Chatbot might simulate an interaction cycle so they could practice the target language. Additionally, the students felt that the Chatbot boosted their enthusiasm and confidence, which ultimately helped them feel active and more comfortable. Consequently, the data provide insightful information about properly integrating chatbots in English language learning inside and outside the classroom while considering its defects.
Keywords: Attitudes, EFL Students, Chatbot, Artificial Intelligence, survey
Cite as: Mohamed, S. S.A., & Alian, E. M. I. (2023). Students’ Attitudes toward Using Chatbot in EFL Learning.
Arab World English Journal, 14 (3) 15-27. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol14no3.2
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