Using Call Annie as a Generative Artificial Intelligence Speaking Partner for Language Learners

Yuwei Wan*, Benjamin Luke Moorhouse

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Developing English speaking skills can be challenging for many English language learners. The advent of generative artificial intelligence (GAI) has prompted the emergence of a growing number of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered chatbots designed to tackle these challenges. One popular tool is ‘Call Annie,’ a GAI video chatbot that can act as a virtual assistant, enabling users to engage in immersive video calls with AI avatars. This technology review discusses its functionality, how it can be used in supporting learners’ language development, how teachers can collaborate with it in class and its potential limitations.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalRELC Journal
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 5 Jan 2024

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

User-Defined Keywords

  • AI
  • ChatGPT
  • English language education
  • English speaking
  • artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot
  • generative AI
  • language learners
  • technology

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