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Virtual Seminar for English Language Teachers: Humanizing AI for Learning and Assessment

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been transforming education in many ways, a testament to its extraordinary power. With its seemingly limitless capabilities, it affects the way we learn, teach, and assess English language proficiency today. As educators, we have learned to embrace change. The AI revolution, however, can also be a source of doubt and concern. How can we ensure that AI truly contributes to improved teaching and learning? Does the use of AI put academic integrity at risk? Is it possible for assessments using AI capabilities to remain both reliable and fair?

Join us for a half-day of inspiring and thought-provoking sessions to find out – admission is completely free!

Who should attend?

This event is dedicated to English language teachers, academic managers, program coordinators, heads of language departments, school owners, advisors and counsellors based in Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa (EMEA).

Why attend?

  • Hear updates on the latest ETS product enhancements
  • Learn from ETS experts about the responsible use of AI in assessment
  • Get practical tips to help you take advantage of AI in your daily work as a language educator
  • Connect with fellow educators from across the EMEA region
  • And much more…

Ticket options:

· Live Attendance + Recording:

Enjoy the live event experience and interact with our speakers, all while securing access to recordings for future reference. Stay connected and informed, whether you’re tuning in live or catching up later. Choose this ticket option and make sure to attend live to also receive a Confirmation of Attendance.

· Recording Only:

Gain access to all conference sessions through recordings, perfect for those unable to attend live. The recording will be delivered to your mailbox straight after the event.

Contact us!

Do you have questions or concerns? Send us an email: teaching@etsglobal.org. For more information, please visit this page.

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Agenda

12:55
13:10
13:25
13:40
13:55
14:10
14:25
14:40
14:55
15:10
15:25
15:40
15:55
16:10
16:25
16:40
16:55
12:55

16:15 - 16:45

What’s Up at ETS? The Latest Innovations

Get an inside look at what you can expect from ETS in the year ahead!
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15:00 - 16:15

ETS Expert Panel: An Inside Peek into AI Use for Large-Scale Assessments


In this session, our panel of experts from ETS will describe the “how” and the “why” of AI use in large-scale language assessment.
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14:40 - 15:00

Break

13:45 - 14:40

Practitioner Roundtable: (R)Evolution or Distraction? AI and Tech in ELL


Hear from teachers who are leading the charge in the modern language teaching landscape and how they feel about the myriad of machinations now at their disposal.
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13:10 - 13:45

AI in the Classroom: What’s Trending?


Dive right into the topic that’s been on every educator’s mind since the meteoric rise to fame of ChatGPT last year: AI and the latest tools available for teachers to use in their classrooms.
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12:55 - 13:10

Welcome

16:45 - 17:00

Closing Remarks

What’s Up at ETS? The Latest Innovations

In our final session of the day, we’ll have an inside look at recent developments with ETS products and services. Founded in 1947, ETS is the largest private educational testing and assessment institution in the world. ETS is continually evolving and adapting to the needs of today’s learners. Tune in with Zeynep Ogul, Marta Zaninelli, and Karina Anvarova to find out all about our latest offerings that support both test takers and the teachers who work hard to guide them on their learning journey.

        Zeynep Ogul                Marta Zaninelli             Karina Anvarova

16:15 - 16:45 CEST

ETS Expert Panel: An Inside Peek into AI Use for Large-Scale Assessments

In this session, our panel of experts from ETS will describe the “how”and the “why” of AI use in large-scale language assessment. First, we will briefly look at the use of AI at ETS to evaluate speaking and writing, including the relative benefits of human and machine scoring, and how humans and machines might work together. Next, we will describe the current state of the art in how AI can be used to produce text, audio, and video content for use in assessments. We will show a few examples of how such content generation is done at ETS and discuss aspects of the process where humans are still indispensable. Finally, we will discuss the principles that should be considered to ensure that AI technologies are used in a responsible way, so that automation genuinely benefits the humans involved in language assessment.

Presenters:  Larry Davis        Liz Park          Ikkyu Choi,     Moderator: Spiros Papageorgiou

 

 

15:00 - 16:15 CEST

Break


We will take a short 20-minute break before the second half of the event. We encourage you to grab a coffee or get up and stretch your legs in the meantime. Please stay connected and do not log off during this time.

14:40 - 15:00 CEST

Practitioner Roundtable: (R)Evolution or Distraction? AI and Tech in ELL

What better way to see how teachers feel about using the latest technology than to talk to those who spend the most time in the classroom. Hear from teachers who are leading the charge in the modern language teaching landscape and how they feel about the myriad of machinations now at their disposal. Is AI all it’s cracked up to be, or should we still be cautious? Can algorithms truly enhance learning, or does it end up getting in the way of unique human connections? Our moderators, Arum Perwitasari and Darya Nelidova will pose these questions and more to our panel of highly experienced ELTs during this dynamic, interactive session, during which you’ll also be able to ask your own questions.

Dilmurod Sharifov  Anne Haggerson    Ayşenur Küçükboyacın  Darya Nelidova   Arum Perwitasari

13:45 - 14:40 CEST

AI in the Classroom: What’s Trending?

In our first session, we will dive right into the topic that’s been on every educator’s mind since the meteoric rise to fame of ChatGPT last year: AI and the latest tools available for teachers to use in their classrooms. Peter Westerhuis and Sena Elibal will take us through the latest trends in the development and use of AI in education, giving us an insightful look into its application in the field of language learning and assessment… so be sure to grab your spot and kick off the day with a (virtual)bang!

Peter Westerhuis        Sena Elibal

13:10 - 13:45 CEST

Welcome

Joanna Wrzesińska     Marcus Siconolfi

12:55 - 13:10 CEST

Closing Remarks

 Marcus Siconolfi

16:45 - 17:00 CEST

Speakers

Anne Haggerson

Virtual Educator for the English Language Programs at the US State Department and Freelance English teacher

Anne Haggerson

Virtual Educator for the English Language Programs at the US State Department and Freelance English teacher

Anne is a freelance English teacher as well as a Virtual Educator for the English Language Programs at the US State Department. In her online classroom, she teaches TOEFL iBT® test skills alongside other courses. Beyond teaching, Anne is passionate about empowering fellow educators by training them to effectively integrate technology into their teaching methods, helping to achieve their learning objectives. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction and has a background in cultural anthropology. Originally from the US, Anne currently resides in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Arum Perwitasari

Academic Relations Lead
ETS Global

Arum Perwitasari

Academic Relations Lead
ETS Global

Arum is an Academic Relations Lead at ETS Global Amsterdam. She is an experienced educator with 17+ years of English Language Teaching (ELT), and 6+ years of experience in the areas of digital learning and assessment. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from Leiden University in the Netherlands. Prior to moving to the Netherlands, Arum was an Assistant Professor of English in Indonesia.

Follow her on:
LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/arum-perwitasari-ph-d-279966a3/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=THszr9UAAAAJ&hl=id
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Arum-Perwitasari

Ayşenur Küçükboyacı

English Language Practitioner

Ayşenur Küçükboyacı

English Language Practitioner

In addition to her TEFL certificate, Aysenur holds a BA degree in Western Literature and Languages from Boğaziçi University, Turkey, along with an MA degree in Cultural Studies from Sabancı University and an MA degree in English Literature and Language at Yaşar University. After completing her PhD in English Literature and Language at Istanbul University, Aysenur has gone on to work at multiple universities in both teaching and administrative positions, accumulating over 15 years of active teaching experience, currently working at the School of Foreign Languages in İzmir University of Economics. Testing, Curriculum Design and Development and AI Technologies are among some of her professional interests, for which she frequently attends seminars on the potential uses of AI in material design and course development.

Celestina Cardoz Maury

Senior ELT Coordinator
ETS Global

Celestina Cardoz Maury

Senior ELT Coordinator
ETS Global

Celestina is a Senior ELT Coordinator at ETS Global for France, she was born in Goa and she is based in Paris. She has an extensive background in teaching, academic management, and international mobility management. She has a keen interest in teacher development, communication skills, inclusion in education, international mobilities and using literature in the ELT classroom.

Darya Nelidova

ELT Coordinator
ETS Global

Darya Nelidova

ELT Coordinator
ETS Global

Darya is an ELT Coordinator for Central Asia at ETS Global. She has vast experience in the sphere of education and management, including her roles as the Head of International Development, a language instructor and lecturer. Darya holds an Associate degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Parkland College, U.S., Bachelor of Science in International Business from NEOMA Business School, France, and Master of Economical Science from AlmaU, Kazakhstan. She is an alumni of U.S. Department of State’s FLEX program and European Union’s Erasmus + program scholar.

Dilmurod Sharifov

English Language Teacher/Practitioner

Dilmurod Sharifov

English Language Teacher/Practitioner

Dilmurod holds a Business Management degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University and completed an MBA with merit at the University of Gloucestershire in the UK. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD degree in Management at Tashkent State Transport University. With 8 years of successful experience in English Language Teaching (ELT), he has delivered engaging lessons at Tashkent International School, British School Tashkent, and Cambridge International School. Dilmurod has extended his expertise to training managers and employees in various organizations. Notably, he has worked with Hyundai Engineering &Construction, KOICA, CJ Logistics, and Heidelberg in Uzbekistan. His courses include academic writing, exam preparation, and general English language proficiency.

Ikkyu Choi

Managing Senior Research Scientist
ETS

Ikkyu Choi

Managing Senior Research Scientist
ETS

Ikkyu is a Managing Senior Research Scientist at ETS, where he co-directs a research program on valid, reliable, and fair use of AI for educational assessment. His research focuses on leveraging statistical models, machine learning algorithms, and natural language processing techniques to bring about test development workflow innovations.

Joanna Wrzesinska

Head of ELT and Institutional Relations
ETS Global

Joanna Wrzesinska

Head of ELT and Institutional Relations
ETS Global

Joanna manages teacher training and outreach to organizations in EMEA as the Head of ELT and Institutional Relations at ETS Global. She is also a volunteer committee member of IATEFL TEASIG. Joanna holds an M.A. degree in TEFL and is based in Poland and Greece. Before joining ETS, Joanna worked as a teacher and academic manager in the private sector.

Karina Anvarova

Senior Manager YSS & Western Europe Sales EMEA
ETS Global

Karina Anvarova

Senior Manager YSS & Western Europe Sales EMEA
ETS Global

Karina is a Senior Sales Manager at ETS Global, focusing on the TOEFL Young Students Series. She has a Master degree in Teaching Foreign Languages from Saint Petersburg University in Russia and a Master degree in International Business & Relations from University of La Rochelle in France.

Larry Davis

Research Director of the Languages Research Group
ETS

Larry Davis

Research Director of the Languages Research Group
ETS

Larry is a Research Director of the Languages Research Group at ETS. He has taught English at the university level in China and the U.S. and taught university-level teacher training courses. His research interests include all aspects of the assessment of speaking, including development of technology-enhanced speaking tasks, assessment of spoken interaction, creation of rubrics, rater cognition, and automated evaluation of speaking ability. Most recently, his work has focused on development speaking and writing tasks optimized for rapid assessment in technology-mediated contexts.

Liz Park

Assessment Designer
ETS

Liz Park

Assessment Designer
ETS

Liz is an Assessment Designer at ETS. She has taught English learners of all ages (K–12, university, and adult), as well as led professional development workshops for in-service teachers in Asia, North America, and South America. Currently, her work is focused on implementing innovative technologies and improving systems and capabilities for the English Language Learning and Assessment team.

Marcus Siconolfi

ELT Coordinator
ETS Global

Marcus Siconolfi

ELT Coordinator
ETS Global

Marcus is an ELT Coordinator for Spain and Portugal at ETS Global. Originally from New York, Marcus is now based in Madrid, where he has taught English to students of all ages and levels, focusing primarily on Business English and English for Academic/Specific Purposes in the field of higher education, in addition to his extensive experience in the area of teacher training and development. In addition to his TEFL and DELTA certifications, Marcus holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Psychology from New York University, as well as a Master’s in Music Therapy.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcus-giovanni-siconolfi-4b0161126/

Marta Zaninelli

ELT Coordinator
ETS Global

Marta Zaninelli

ELT Coordinator
ETS Global

Marta is an ELT Coordinator at ETS Global, and she is based in Milan, Italy. She is responsible for outreach and support to the English Language Teachers community in Italy and throughout Europe. She holds a PhD from the Department of Linguistics and Literary Sciences of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, and has worked as an English Language teacher and Business English Adjunct Professor. Marta is passionate about the English Language and Literature.

Peter Westerhuis

Senior ELT Coordinator
ETS Global

Peter Westerhuis

Senior ELT Coordinator
ETS Global

Peter is a Senior ELT Coordinator at ETS Global. Originally from Vancouver, he is now based in Lyon. With over 12 years of teaching experience, he has taught English in Canada, South Korea, and France to students of all ages and proficiency levels. Currently, he supports and collaborates with English teachers across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-westerhuis/

Sena Elibal

Senior ELT Coordinator
ETS Global

Sena Elibal

Senior ELT Coordinator
ETS Global

Sena is an ELT Coordinator at ETS Global. She is responsible for the outreach to the ELT community, offering expertise in TOEFL iBT®, delivering teacher training sessions and creating content. Previously, Sena worked as a university EAP instructor teaching at preparatory English programs and general English programs along with her other academic and administrative duties. She has degrees in ELL and credentials in ELT. She is passionate about teacher professional development and increasing quality in ELT.

Spiros Papageorgiou

Principal Measurement Scientist
ETS

Spiros Papageorgiou

Principal Measurement Scientist
ETS

Spiros is a Principal Measurement Scientist at ETS. He conducts research on the assessment of English as a foreign language and is involved in the coordination of the TOEFL internal research program, as well as the external research program supported by the TOEFL Committee of Examiners (COE). He has published widely on topics such as standard setting and score mapping to proficiency levels, score reporting and interpretation, and listening assessment. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for TIRF, the International Research Foundation for English Language Education.

Zeynep Ogul

Academic Programs and ELT Manager
ETS Global

Zeynep Ogul

Academic Programs and ELT Manager
ETS Global

Zeynep is the Academic Programs and ELT Manager at ETS Global. She received her BA in ELT and MA in Educational Administration, Supervision, Planning and Economics. Zeynep has 28 years of ELT experience, 19 of which includes administrative expertise at 3universities in Turkey. She has gained strong experience in curriculum design, curriculum-based assessment, leadership, management, accreditation, and teacher-training in these 28 years.

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