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Will AI eventually replace language teachers? ChatGPT again!

Dear language teachers,

I asked ChatGPT if AI (Artificial Intelligence) will eventually replace language teachers.

The part that I liked the most about its response is “The human touch that language teachers bring to the learning process is too valuable to be replaced by machines.”

Check out ChatGPT´s complete answer below. You can also read my article “ChatGPT a game changer? Here´s my take …”

ChatGPT, a game changer? Here´s my take …

Dear ChatGPT, 

Will AI eventually replace language teachers?

While AI has made significant strides in recent years, it is unlikely that it will fully replace language teachers in the foreseeable future. While AI-powered language learning tools can provide a wealth of resources for language learners, they cannot fully replicate the nuances of human interaction and personalized instruction that language teachers can provide.

Language teachers bring a human touch to language learning that AI is not yet capable of replicating. They can tailor their teaching style to the needs of individual students, provide feedback and support, and create a collaborative and interactive learning environment that is difficult for AI to match.

Furthermore, language learning is not just about mastering grammar rules and vocabulary; it also involves developing cultural awareness, social skills, and other soft skills that are best learned through interaction with real people.

That being said, AI-powered language learning tools can be a valuable supplement to traditional language learning methods. They can provide students with access to a wealth of language resources, such as online dictionaries, language learning apps, and interactive language exercises. They can also help students practice and improve their language skills in a self-paced, personalized way.

Overall, while AI is likely to play an increasingly important role in language learning in the years to come, it is unlikely to fully replace language teachers. The human touch that language teachers bring to the learning process is too valuable to be replaced by machines.

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José Roberto A. Igreja is the author and co-author of several ELT books, including:

LET´S TALK ABOUT IT! – The Ultimate ELT Conversation Book, now available on the Amazon stores of the following countries:


If you live in Brazil the paperback is available at a discount price on UICLAP!
240 pages – 31 QR-CODES for the audio tracks (dialogues) “even the paperback comes with built-in technology”


Let's Talk About It!: The Ultimate ELT Conversation Book (English Edition) por [Jose Roberto A. Igreja]

600 Phrasal Verbs (with Jonathan T. Hogan)

Talking Business

How do you say … in English?

Fluent Business English (with Robert C. Young)

What to say when …?

False Friends

English for Job Interviews (with Robert C. Young)

American Idioms! (with Joe Bailey Noble III)