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Our ESOL entry learners have been studying the topic of technology and grammar!

7-February-2024
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During this new term, our ESOL entry learners have been studying the topic of technology along with grammar for future predictions. They were given the task of writing an article about an important invention they are interested in.

Our tutor, Sandra Warner tells us, “It was a subject that easily embedded the use of I.T. and the perfect opportunity to introduce them to AI for teaching and learning. As with any technology, it is only as good as the user! So, I had to give exact instructions to Chat GPT to produce the language output they needed. They copied instructions from Teams and pasted into Chat GPT as follows: 

“I want to find information about (their choice). Act as a source of answers to my questions. Answer in English CEFR level B1. If my questions have any spelling or grammatical errors, please write the correct question and then answer the question.”

It worked! Their questions were corrected by AI and they had the information they needed to write the article.

We used Padlet to write it online. This software has the function of teacher approval before posting, however I decided to let them proofread each other’s work and give feedback with a check sheet (similar to the City and Guilds assessment criteria) They also gave positive feedback via a comment on the page, similar to what you would do on Facebook.

Here is a link to the finished articles: https://padlet.com/swarner37/important-inventions-l6ty210u5sfot678

Feedback from the group was positive overall and they thought it was an interesting experience. They learned new vocabulary from each other from Chat GPT that they otherwise wouldn’t have come across. They also benefited from being able to finish work at home online. However, they did express some concerns about future use for learning.”

Our learner Diljan Sulaiman said, “Although I found learning with digital technology useful, it is not essential. I believe Chat GPT should not be replace teaching.”

Our learner Geanina Voicu said, “It has been created in order to improve our day-to-day tasks, making our life ‘easier. But at the same time, it will be hard for our brain to save information if we don’t make any effort to research or read. Everything will be too easy just pressing a button!”

 

Congratulations to our learners on writing some great stories and embracing technology! We look forward to seeing more of your work soon!

If you would like to find out more about our ESOL courses, click here.

 



During this new term, our ESOL entry learners have been studying the topic of technology along with grammar for future predictions. They were given the task of writing an article about an important invention they are interested in.

Our tutor, Sandra Warner tells us, “It was a subject that easily embedded the use of I.T. and the perfect opportunity to introduce them to AI for teaching and learning. As with any technology, it is only as good as the user! So, I had to give exact instructions to Chat GPT to produce the language output they needed. They copied instructions from Teams and pasted into Chat GPT as follows: 

“I want to find information about (their choice). Act as a source of answers to my questions. Answer in English CEFR level B1. If my questions have any spelling or grammatical errors, please write the correct question and then answer the question.”

It worked! Their questions were corrected by AI and they had the information they needed to write the article.

We used Padlet to write it online. This software has the function of teacher approval before posting, however I decided to let them proofread each other’s work and give feedback with a check sheet (similar to the City and Guilds assessment criteria) They also gave positive feedback via a comment on the page, similar to what you would do on Facebook.

Here is a link to the finished articles: https://padlet.com/swarner37/important-inventions-l6ty210u5sfot678

Feedback from the group was positive overall and they thought it was an interesting experience. They learned new vocabulary from each other from Chat GPT that they otherwise wouldn’t have come across. They also benefited from being able to finish work at home online. However, they did express some concerns about future use for learning.”

Our learner Diljan Sulaiman said, “Although I found learning with digital technology useful, it is not essential. I believe Chat GPT should not be replace teaching.”

Our learner Geanina Voicu said, “It has been created in order to improve our day-to-day tasks, making our life ‘easier. But at the same time, it will be hard for our brain to save information if we don’t make any effort to research or read. Everything will be too easy just pressing a button!”

 

Congratulations to our learners on writing some great stories and embracing technology! We look forward to seeing more of your work soon!

If you would like to find out more about our ESOL courses, click here.

 

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