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In May 2019, Big Languages’ founder Sarah Bromley spoke at the Innovate ELT conference in Barcelona. Her talk was titled ‘Are you a real human?’ Using chat bots for ELT.

Innovate ELT is a conference aimed at teachers of English as a foreign language and digital product developers who specialise in language learning and EdTech.

Chat bots and intelligent assistants are rapidly becoming part of our daily lives. This technology presents huge and varied opportunities for learning and practising English.

The talk looked at what chat bots can offer English learners. How can they be used in the classroom and for practice between lessons?

Attendees discovered exciting new chat bots designed for ELT and got ideas for using voice assistants (such as Alexa) in the classroom.

A photo of the cover and inside of the 2019 Innovate ELT conference programme