Artificial Intelligence in Language Education


Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsConference (Extended Abstracts)


Artificial intelligence (AI) is defined as “a machine-based system that can, for a given set of human-defined objectives, make predictions, recommendations or decisions influencing real or virtual environments” (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2019, p.7). It is often used to provide learning analytics, recommendations and diagnosis tools in education, common applications of which for instruction include personalized learning systems, chatbots, and sensors and cameras that can analyse classroom dynamics and student engagement learners (Vincent-Lancrin & van der Vlies, 2020). The algorithmic power of AI can also generate predictive and diagnosis models for precision education, which is effective in visualising students at risk, providing timely intervention, and reducing dropout (Lu et al., 2018). Moreover, AI enhanced assessment can provide algorithm-based decisions and conduct interesting and effective real-time assessments of complex skills and knowledge (Vincent-Lancrin & van der Vlies, 2020). Unique language-related AI include natural language processing, speech recognition and analysis, and pronunciation correction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Education and Artificial Intelligence 2020 (ICEAI 2020)
EditorsGary CHENG, Haoran XIE, Di ZOU
PublisherThe Education University of Hong Kong
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9789887429814
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventThe International Conference on Education and Artificial Intelligence 2020 (ICEAI 2020) - The Education University of Hong Kong, Tai Po, Hong Kong
Duration: 9 Nov 202011 Nov 2020


ConferenceThe International Conference on Education and Artificial Intelligence 2020 (ICEAI 2020)
Abbreviated titleICEAI 2020
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityTai Po
Internet address


  • artificial intelligence
  • language education
  • personalized learning
  • chatbots
  • computer-assisted language learning


Dive into the research topics of 'Artificial Intelligence in Language Education'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this