Did you know that you can use AI (Artificial Intelligence) to help you improve your English?
Here at My English Matters, we’ve already been using ChatGPT, an AI tool that was introduced last year, to help us create lessons, blog posts, and podcast episodes.
It has been a game-changer in how we do things, and it’s fun to use, too.
If you’re not yet familiar, ChatGPT is a computer programme that has been trained on a lot of text from the internet. It can understand and respond to a wide range of topics.
You can ask it questions, have conversations, or get help with writing.
However, some people in the field of education, such as teachers and college lecturers, fear the impact it may have on students’ learning.
But as teachers ourselves, we can’t avoid it any longer.
Artificial Intelligence is here to stay and the only way forward is to rethink how it can be an effective tool in learning.
It has certainly been helpful in our business. In fact, it helped me in creating the points for this week’s podcast episode: How to Use ChatGPT to Improve Your English!
Listen to the episode here.
Now, if you’ve already been using ChatGPT over the past year, you may know that not all the answers it generates are accurate. So be careful when using ChatGPT. Always double-check your work before publishing anything you retrieve from it.
And that is why we believe that ChatGPT is just a tool – you will still need to have a level of critical thinking, discernment, and knowledge in the topic that you are using it for.
For example, I used ChatGPT to help me create the outline for this week’s podcast episode. But I still had to do a lot of editing, research, and adding in my own points and ideas. This is to ensure that the content we publish is accurate, makes sense, and is relevant to our audience.
So if you want to use ChatGPT to help you improve your English, here are six ways you can use it, as I talk about in the episode:
Grammar and punctuation checking
Sentence structure improvement
Learning resources recommendations
Have a listen, and let us know if you’re already using ChatGPT. If you are, share with us how you’re using it!