Exploring the Impact of AI on The EFL Context: A Case Study of Saudi Universities

Abdalilah. G. I. Alhalangy (1), Mohammed AbdAlgane (2)
(1) Assistant Professor of Information Systems Department of Computer Science, College of Science and Arts, Ar Rass, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia,
(2) Department of English & Translation, College of Science and Arts, Ar Rass, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia


This research aims to determine whether or not it is possible to use artificial intelligence (AI) in English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) courses and review previous research pertinent to artificial intelligence in EFL/ESL instruction to present a comprehensive picture of the current degree of artificial intelligence in EFL/ESL instruction. Utilization of intelligent teaching systems, self-regulated learning, virtual reality, immersive virtual environment, and natural language processing in teaching English as a foreign language classroom. The study adopted the questionnaire as a tool for data collection then data was analyzed and discussed to reach the results. The results showed that the ethical responsibility for making the most effective use of AI in the classroom now falls on both educators and students themselves. The article also concludes that artificial intelligence (AI) positively impacts the field of English language teaching (ELT) and learning; however, it needs to be better integrated into educational settings. Teachers and students need to be more aware of the new applications and tools that have flooded the field of AI in recent years. This conclusion was reached in the context of the article.

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Abdalilah. G. I. Alhalangy
Mohammed AbdAlgane
Mo.mohammed@qu.edu.sa (Primary Contact)
Author Biographies

Abdalilah. G. I. Alhalangy , Assistant Professor of Information Systems Department of Computer Science, College of Science and Arts, Ar Rass, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia

Dr. ABDALILAH ALHALANGY is an assistant professor of information systems. He got a bachelor’s degree in information technology from Al-Sharq Private College, a master’s in information technology, and a Ph.D. in information systems from Al-Neelain University in Sudan. He has taught at the level of higher education in Sudan (the University of Kassala, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology) and Saudi Arabia (Qassim University) since 2006. At the University of Kassala, Sudan, he held several positions. He taught courses in the departments of computer science, information technology, and information systems.

Mohammed AbdAlgane, Department of English & Translation, College of Science and Arts, Ar Rass, Qassim University

Dr. MOHAMMED ABDALGANE is an assistant professor of Applied Linguistics and has been awarded an MA in ELT and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Gezira, Sudan. He has been teaching English at the tertiary level in Sudan as well as Saudi Arabia since 2006. He taught the four skills, Linguistics, Phonetics & Phonology, Morphology, etc. His research interests are EFL speech production and perception, vocabulary teaching, reading, readability,  Phonetics, Phonology and teacher education, teaching methodologies, education technology, etc.

Alhalangy , A. G. I., & AbdAlgane, M. (2023). Exploring the Impact of AI on The EFL Context: A Case Study of Saudi Universities. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 23(2), 41–49. https://doi.org/10.36923/jicc.v23i2.125

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