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AI Tools for English teaching

Regardless of the role you have in this industry, these links can come in handy.

I am glad to share some of my AI-related research on tools that can be used by teachers of English, coordinators, trainers and materials developers.

AI Tools
AI Tools

Four chatbots have been used very frequently lately. ChatGPT, Gemini, Perplexity, and Copilot all seem to be the same but differ dramatically in a number of aspects (to be tackled soon here). The number of intelligences increases by the hour and some of them might be useful. Here are some that will certainly help most people working in the English-teaching industry. The first two are for presentations in general, but can also be used to create contents to coursebooks.

1. All gammas (presentations)

Very interesting Ai to help teachers and coordinators present ideas in lessons or training sessions. The presentations can be integrated into different learning management systems.


2. Infogram (presentations with infographics and more)This will help teachers, trainers and materials writers. After you log in (there is a free account), you will see a reasonably complete dashboard with interesting options for presentations. When you create a project, you will be given the chance to do it with AI. Worth testing. 


The other day I was giving a training course for experienced teachers, and we were discussing the use of images, especially when we are supposed to draw them on the spot. Some teachers stated categorically they cannot draw anything!


They are not alone. If I attempt to draw a dog, it may end up as a house. If that’s you too, this post is for you. Just check the first tool on the list below.

3. Autodraw (draw anything)A lifesaver for teachers and trainers like me, who would have trouble drawing stick figures. Just (barely) draw what you wish to produce and the app will suggest a number of possible images you may be trying to generate. All you need to do is click!

4. Animated Drawings (give life to drawings)

As the name suggests, this will help teachers animate their drawings (or their learners’) and add them, maybe, to storytelling. Easy to use and a lot of fun.


5. Suno (song making) Especially suited for teachers of kids. But I have to say I made a nice song about assignment deadlines for my CELTEEs here (Suno named it Deadline Blues!). Just register, type what you need, including the music style, and press create.

If you teach kids or write content for them, check the first suggestion! At times, all we need is some inspiration for classes, and there are some free lessons in the second tool that can help. Finally, to close the series, one of the courses that may help you a lot in terms of understanding this broad universe in which AI is. 


6. Machine Learning for Kids (for ‘kids’ to learn about ML)

After logging in, you will have access to some very nice free tools that are aimed at introducing machine learning – supposedly – to kids. I have to say I learned a lot and had a deal of fun. The idea is to give them a hands-on experience at the same time they build things! If you have kids as students, try it out.


7. AI-Powered Lessons for Language Learners  

OK, this is not exactly for teachers. This platform offers a number of AI-based lessons for learners. But you know those days creativity seems to have left you for good? Eigo may help you with ideas for lessons, most of which designed with AI. There is a free subscription option for you to start. 


8. AI and Machine Learning Course (by IBM)

In order to bring this post series to an end, I thought it would be interesting to suggest a course for those who would like to know more about AI and machine learning, especially in teaching. Learning more about those algorithms may be essential in the near future. So, check out the courses offered by IBM SkillsBuild, and see if there are any that suit you. All free.


I really hope I have helped with ideas of tools that can make the life of English-teaching professionals easier. These are just the tip of the iceberg, and a lot more is coming, as AI keeps developing extremely fast. As always, use the tools ethically and make sure they will help your learners (and yourself) build learning in a safe environment.


More about this soon. 




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