Revolutionising EFL pedagogy: Innovative strategies for integrating GAI (ChatGPT) into language teaching




GAI, language teaching, ChatGPT, EFL


The recent emergence of cutting-edge Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI) technology has gained significant attention across diverse domains, and education has not been shielded from its influence. However, the integration of GAI in education remains nascent, with scant attention paid to offering strategic guidance for its specific application in English language teaching. Employing ChatGPT as an example, this article aims to provide English teachers with innovative strategies for incorporating GAI into their daily teaching practices, encompassing class preparation, in-class and after-class instruction and its utilisation as an academic research assistance tool. Furthermore, it highlights the potential challenges and risks associated with adopting GAI in language education, urging teachers to exert timely intervention and guidance when incorporating this technology. Ultimately, the article strives to revolutionise current English teaching pedagogy and shape the future of educational practices.

Author Biographies

  • Chenghao Wang, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

    Chenghao (Ian) Wang is a full-time PhD student at the Department of Applied Linguistics, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. His research interests include computer-assisted language learning (CALL), AI-CALL, AIGC, and VR-enhanced language learning.

  • Yuqing Wang, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

    Yuqing Wang is a PhD student at the Department of Applied Linguistics, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. Her research interest lies in emotion study in Second Language Acquisition (SLA). She is particularly interested in foreign language enjoyment, anxiety, and boredom.

  • Bin Zou, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

    Bin Zou (Corresponding Author) received his PhD degree in TESOL and Computer Technology from the University of Bristol, UK. He is a Senior Associate Professor and PhD supervisor at the Department of Applied Linguistics, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. His research interests include Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), AI, EAP, and ELT. He is the Founding Editor and Co-Editor-in-Chief of two international journals: the International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching and the International Journal of EAP: Research and Practice.


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How to Cite

Wang, C., Wang, Y., & Zou, B. (2024). Revolutionising EFL pedagogy: Innovative strategies for integrating GAI (ChatGPT) into language teaching. Journal of Language Teaching, 4(1), 1-7.

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