Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 14. Number 4 December 2023                                 Pp.3-18
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol14no4.1

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The Impact of ChatGPT on English Language Teaching, Learning, and Assessment:
A Rapid Review of Literature 

Joel C. Meniado
SEAMEO Regional Language Centre
30 Orange Grove Road, 258352 Singapore
Email: joel.meniado@outlook.sg

 

Received: 08/11/2023          Accepted:11/29/2023              Published:  12/15/2023

 

 Abstract:
This study aimed to explore the impact of ChatGPT on English language teaching, learning, and assessment. Specifically, it aimed to answer the following questions: 1) How can ChatGPT enhance English language learning, teaching, and assessment? and 2) What are the issues associated with ChatGPT in terms of language teaching, learning, and assessment? Utilizing Rapid Literature Review as a methodology guided by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) framework, this study found that ChatGPT can support and enhance English language learning by providing meaning-focused inputs, offering scaffoldings during the production of meaning-focused outputs, giving feedback on the accuracy of learners’ language outputs, and facilitating fluency development through extensive language practice. Moreover, this study also found that ChatGPT can enhance English language teaching by assisting teachers in designing bespoke lesson plans, facilitating language learning inside and outside language classrooms, developing customized instructional materials, assessing L2 learning, and giving immediate, individualized feedback. However, despite the benefits it can provide to English language teachers and learners, its use in the classroom is faced with many issues such as inaccurate responses, academic dishonesty and plagiarism, skills deterioration, generic responses, inherent biases, privacy breaches, non-emotionality, technical limitations, educational inequity, and teacher job security threat. Detailed results and implications for policymaking and language teacher development are discussed.
keywords: ChatGPT in English language teaching (ELT), ChatGPT and language assessment, generative Artificial
Intelligence, impact of ChatGPT on L2 learning, issues of ChatGPT

Cite as: Meniado, J.C. (2023). The Impact of ChatGPT on English Language Teaching, Learning,
and Assessment: A Rapid Review of Literature   Arab World English Journal, 14 (4). 3-18.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol14no4.1

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Received: 08/11/2023
Accepted: 11/29/2023 
Published: 12/15/2023
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5062-7800
https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol14no4.1

Dr. Joel C. Meniado is a language specialist at the SEAMEO Regional Language Centre in Singapore, where he teaches a range of courses on ELT pedagogy, ELT technologies, and classroom-based research. He also serves for the TESOL Professional Development Council. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5062-7800