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Preparing Teachers for the Future

Intelligent Language Teaching and Learning Technology

An open lecture by
Greg Kessler, PhD

When: Wednesday, February 8, 10:00–11:30

Where: 17b Ipitou Street, Plaka, Athens

Organized by: The Graduate Master Class Series, School of Graduate and Professional Education

To reserve your place, please contact Maria Kritikou via email: mkritikou@acg.edu or telephone: 210 6009800 ext. 1210.


Workshop Description

Dr. Kessler will share a number of recent developments related to language and technology, including: automated assessment tools, speech and gesture control interfaces, and a variety of forms of natural language processing.

Some of the tools and resources associated with these developments have found their way into the classroom while others certainly will in the near future.

Many of these developments have the potential to threaten or intimidate language instructors. The presenter will share thoughts about the need to embrace these developments as we move toward a new era of language instruction; one that is enhanced through the use of these intelligent assistants, yet one that still requires language instructors.

Greg Kessler, PhD

KESSLERDr. Greg Kessler is the director of the Language Resource Center, and associate professor of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in the Department of Linguistics at Ohio University. He is also an affiliated faculty member in Instructional Technology at the College of Education.

His research addresses technology, language, language learning, and associated human behavior. He has published and presented widely in the area of CALL and has had the great privilege to conduct seminars about the convergence of language and technology around the world. He is currently editor of the Action Research Column for the journal Language Learning & Technology and past president of the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO). He has served as CALL Interest Section Chair for the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and president of Ohio TESOL.