There is considerable concern about students using AI to complete their homework, but when it comes to language learning, AI can be incredibly useful, provided it's used correctly. In the past, getting feedback on writing was time-consuming and expensive, often requiring learners to pay for private tutors. While classroom teachers can offer some feedback, it's not realistic for them to provide detailed feedback on every piece of writing. This is where AI can help bridge the gap.
A useful prompt that I've found is:
I will try to write a sentence in English. Would you please provide suggestions for alternative grammatically correct versions of the sentence?
Input: I like dogs but I no have dog because apartment not let me keep animals.
Response: Great! Here are some alternative versions of your sentence with correct grammar:
- I like dogs, but I can't have one because my apartment complex doesn't permit pets.
- Although I'm a dog lover, my apartment complex doesn't allow me to keep a pet.
- I'm fond of dogs, but my apartment doesn't allow pets so I can't have one.
- While I enjoy dogs, I'm unable to own one due to the animal restrictions in my apartment complex.
- I have a soft spot for dogs, but I'm unable to keep one as my apartment doesn't permit animals.
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Here are some tips for getting the most out of this site.
Beginners: My strategy is to first read the translation while listening to the audio. Then I listen to each sentence individually. After that, I practice saying the vocabulary words out loud. Finally, I listen to the whole text again without reading the translation. I don't try to remember or understand everything. I just let the language sink in as I gain more exposure. (Videos about Comprehensible Input)
Intermediate Learners: To gain some speaking practice, try opening the translation in your native language and then translate it back into the language you're learning. If you encounter any difficulties, you can refer to the transcripts.
Although you may use these lessons for short, intense study sessions, it's important for intermediate learners to engage in extensive listening and reading with simple books, TV shows, and podcasts as soon as possible.