Encore!!! Is The Perfect App To Use With AI Tools
AI tools such as ChatGPT have become all the rage. As these tools become more advanced, users are finding a wide variety of uses for them. We have found that combining ChatGPT with the Encore!!! language learning app makes for a very powerful duo. The combination of these tools allows you to create in depth content to study that fits your interests and needs. Let us now show you what both of these powerful tools are, and how you can use them together to gain more benefit from your language lessons.
What Is An AI Tool?
AI stands for Artificial Intelligence, and when we speak about AI Tools in this regard we are talking about a series of chatbots. The most well known and (at the time of this writing) most powerful of these tools is ChatGPT. ChatGPT and similar tools are a type of “artificial intelligence” that is trained by humans. The training of these AI models is done as a form of supervised learning along with what is known as “transfer learning” which teaches the model to use solutions to one problem to potentially solve similar ones. AI tools such as ChatGPT get fine tuned by a combination of the data gathered from users and input from the engineers working on the project.
How Are These AI Tools Used?
The users of ChatGPT and other AI tools have been quite creative in finding new uses for these tools. They were originally designed to be conversational chatbots that could respond to the user with in depth answers. However, users of these tools have utilized them to write poetry, music, long form essays, and even create or debug computer programs.
The essay writing use is the one that is relevant to our interests in this article, as it can be used to create content that we can use for language learning purposes.
Can We Use AI Tools Alone To Learn A Language?
If these AI Tools are so powerful, why do we not just use them on their own to teach us a new language? This is a more complex question than it may seem, as these tools are still in what would be considered an “in development” state. In their current state, we can not recommend ChatGPT and other AI tools be used on their own for language learning.
ChatGPT has grown a lot since the ChatGPT-3 version that gained initial popularity. The current ChatGPT-4 model is much more advanced than the previous version, but it still is more of a tool than a solution on its own. The chatbot can craft some very convincing responses that are incredibly inaccurate and it needs to be checked by a human for accuracy.
However, while these AI tools might not be able to be used to teach a language on their own, they make a perfect companion to Encore!!!
How To Combine AI Tools With The Encore!!! Language Learning App?
By utilizing the essay writing and content generation abilities of AI tools, we can create custom language learning content. That content can then be added to the Encore!!! language learning app using the My Entry feature to create custom lessons.
What is Encore!!! Language Learning App?
Encore!!! Is a uniquely customizable language learning app that uses proven learning techniques in new and interesting ways. While many language learning apps use a gamified style of learning that focuses on short lessons that can be fit into bite sized portions of your days, Encore!!! chooses to use the proven “Hear – Speak – Repeat” method of language learning. In this method of learning, a student hears a word in their native language, speaks it aloud, and then repeats this in the language being learned.
Encore!!! also is one of the most customizable apps, due to its use of this particular learning method. While other language learning apps use set in stone content that is created by the app developers, Encore!!! combines content created by the developers as well as user generated content. The “My Entries ” feature of the Encore!!! app allows language learners to create custom content and turn it into lessons. This is the feature that we will be using with these AI tools.
Creating Content For Encore!!! With AI Tools
Let us now show how Encore!!! is the perfect complement to AI tools for learning a foreign language.
- First, you would ask ChatGPT to write a short essay for you in English on a topic that you find interesting
- Ask the chatbot to translate the essay into the language you are learning. You will want to confirm that the translation is accurate, either by comparing it to the output of other translation tools or asking a native speaker to look over it.
- Send the content to yourself via email or your method of choice. Some mobile users can use tools like Apple’s LiveText to just take a picture of the content then copy and paste right from the pictures.
- Open the “My Entries” tool in the Encore!!! app
- Paste the English text into the English textbox
- Paste the translated content into the textbox for the language you are learning.
Once you have done this, you can use the text to voice tools along with the written text so you can see and hear the sentences in both languages as many times as you need. You can also customize the pause between repetitions so that you can speak the words, phrases, or paragraphs so you can have the time you need to get your mouth and brain used to saying and understanding these new words.
When adding this content to the app, you can break it down however you like. If you want to make the lessons sentence by sentence, or whole paragraphs at a time. You can also use the content to create a vocabulary list that you can use to focus on the keywords that you may be interested to learn and practice on their own.
Below is an example of the content you could create. This is based on a prompt to ChatGPT for a “Visit to Alhambra, Granada” and then a translation to Spanish.
Entry in the message box: A visit to Alhambra, Granada
A visit to the Alhambra in Granada is an unforgettable experience. The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Spain. It was built by the Moors during the 14th century and is considered one of the greatest examples of Islamic architecture in the world.
When visiting the Alhambra, it is important to plan ahead and purchase tickets in advance, as they can sell out quickly. There are several different areas of the complex to explore, including the Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba, the Generalife Gardens, and the Palace of Charles V.
The Nasrid Palaces are the main attraction of the Alhambra, and they are a stunning example of Islamic architecture. The intricate geometric patterns, colorful tile work, and ornate plaster carvings are truly breathtaking. The Alcazaba is the fortress portion of the complex, and it offers amazing views of the surrounding city and countryside.
The Generalife Gardens are another highlight of the Alhambra, and they are a peaceful oasis filled with fountains, pools, and fragrant flowers. The Palace of Charles V is a Renaissance-style palace that was built in the 16th century, and it now houses a museum of fine arts.
Overall, a visit to the Alhambra in Granada is a must-see for anyone interested in history, architecture, or just looking for a stunningly beautiful destination.
Entry in the message box: Translate the above message into Spanish
Una visita a la Alhambra de Granada es una experiencia inolvidable. La Alhambra es un complejo palaciego y fortaleza ubicado en Granada, España. Fue construido por los moros durante el siglo XIV y se considera uno de los mayores ejemplos de arquitectura islámica en el mundo.
Cuando se visita la Alhambra, es importante planificar con anticipación y comprar las entradas con anticipación, ya que pueden agotarse rápidamente. Hay varias áreas diferentes del complejo para explorar, incluidos los Palacios Nazaríes, la Alcazaba, los Jardines del Generalife y el Palacio de Carlos V.
Los Palacios Nazaríes son la atracción principal de la Alhambra, y son un impresionante ejemplo de arquitectura islámica. Los intrincados patrones geométricos, los coloridos trabajos de azulejos y los adornados grabados de yeso son realmente impresionantes. La Alcazaba es la parte de la fortaleza del complejo y ofrece vistas increíbles de la ciudad y el campo circundante.
Los Jardines del Generalife son otro punto destacado de la Alhambra, y son un oasis de paz lleno de fuentes, piscinas y flores fragantes. El Palacio de Carlos V es un palacio de estilo renacentista que fue construido en el siglo XVI y ahora alberga un museo de bellas artes.
En general, una visita a la Alhambra de Granada es imprescindible para cualquier persona interesada en la historia, la arquitectura o simplemente buscando un destino impresionantemente hermoso.
This lesson can now be placed into the app in pieces or as a whole, and divided as desired. The lesson is repeated and memorized, as you learn the vocabulary words, grammar, and phrases, all while also gaining a cultural and geographic lesson.
You can use AI for more than just generating essays to be used for language learning. You can have the AI extract vocabulary lists from songs, literature, or movies. You could generate nearly any content you desire and apply it to your lessons. The only limits are your creativity and the accuracy of the chatbot.
Combining Encore!!! And AI Tools For Language Teachers
You can already see from the above examples how useful this combination of tools can be for teachers as well as language students. When it comes to teachers though, this combination of tools imbues them new opportunities to create custom content for their classes.
Teachers can also spend more time focusing on student progress, and less time creating lessons. Using AI Tools such as ChatGPT allows them to cut lesson preparation time. By generating content with AI and then uploading it into the Encore!!! app, teachers can get lessons right into their students hands quickly. Teachers can even use these tools to make content for specific students, helping them learn by focusing on lessons they are struggling with or using content that will be most interesting to them.
The content created by the AI tools can also serve to create a whole slate of lessons. Teachers can break down the content into lessons on grammar, vocabulary, and more. The students can then be assigned to study the lessons right in the Encore!!! app and commit the lessons to memory.
Teachers can create more than just lessons in Encore!!! It is also a powerful testing tool for language teachers. Encore!!! lets teachers design tests right in the app and have students take the tests in app as well. Teachers could use this feature to have AI generate a test based on the content created for the lesson!
Combining Encore!!! with AI tools for language learning opens up brand new opportunities for students and teachers alike. While these AI tools are still in development, they still make for a powerful tool in your toolbox when used properly and checked for accuracy. Using AI tools in language lessons allows for the creation of unique content that can be customized for every classroom or learner, along with cutting the amount of time teachers have to spend developing lesson plans on their own.
AI tools on their own would not be enough though, and that is why Encore!!! makes the perfect companion app to these powerful chatbots. The “My Entries” feature lets users create custom lessons, or even entire language courses. Combining Encore!!! with AI tools will put teachers and students in control of their experience with learning or teaching a new language.