ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN ADAPTIVE TEACHING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

  • The authors:
    Marina G. Petrova
    Mohsen Khalil
  • Pages: 294-304
  • Section: LINGUISTICS AND THE HUMANITIES – INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES IN RESEARCH AND TEACHING
  • URL: http://science-ifl.rudn.ru/09835-2020-294-304/
  • DOI:
    10.22363/09835-2020-294-304

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Abstract. At first, the humanities were the basis of human education in academic disciplines. The humanities are known to be the study of modern and ancient languages, literature, philosophy, history, human geography, law, politics, religion, and art. The humanities were the methods of research and development in ancient Greece to improve human potentials and teach them and new generations to adapt to their society. Today we are faced with a new value of this term because of the fast development of our planet. This term evolves into digital humanities, which means the same thing as traditional humanities but with new methods added. In digital humanities, we can use computing systems, so this area allows us to have an intersection between computing (digital) technologies and the discipline of the humanities. With their development, electronic education is becoming a promising direction, meeting the needs of modern society as much as possible, the hallmarks of which are working with a large amount of information on a mobile/electronic medium, and analyzing it in a short time. There is no doubt that thanks to a single informational, intellectual, educational environment, people interested in gaining knowledge are already virtually interacting (this is not only about teachers sharing their pedagogical findings and research results, but also about virtual assistants – chatbots), stimulating development electronic, distance, mobile education. The article highlights the issues of adaptive learning in digital humanities and a mixture of modern language teaching methods and AI. It proposes the classification of teaching strategies that have five categories: direct teaching, indirect teaching, interactive teaching, independent study, and experiential learning. Besides, the authors study the best AI programming languages, helping the educators implement them into the teaching process and offer the use of chatbot as a virtual assistant for students and a teacher. The post-graduate students of the Institute of the Foreign Languages (RUDN University) learn Academic English with the help of chatbots, which help to improve grammar and skills in research paper writing, expand professional vocabulary and develop professional competences of Ph.D. students.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence (AI), foreign language teaching (FLT), digital humanities (DH), chatbot

Marina G. Petrova1, Mohsen Khalil2

1, 2Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
Moscow, Russia
1e-mail: petrova-mg@rudn.ru ORCID id: 0000-0002-9147-6199
2e-mail: khilo.mk@gmail.com ORCID id: 0000-0002-3142-2092

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