Artificial Intelligence – EAP Lessons
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developing at an unprecedented rate. Innovations in computer-basedvision, speech recognition and natural language processing are all features in today’s technology. Butwhat of the future? Is A.I a technological advancement that we should all embrace and celebrate? Or is it something we should be worried about? This lesson examines these key opposing views through two TED Talks and a reading. It includes a seminar discussion using these sources as evidence.
This ‘Artificial Intelligence’ lesson book includes 6-10 hours of content:
- Exploring the topic and linking personal experience.
- Creating and writing a definition.
- Discussing well-known films linked to A.I.
- Reading a 800-word text by Stanford University on a 100-year study into A.I
- Identifying the key points in the reading text and writing a summary.
- Discussing the authors ideas in the text and applying critical thinking through writing a response.
- Listening, taking notes and answering comprehension questions on a TED Talk Lecture on How can AI save our humanity?
- Listening, taking notes and answering test-type questions on a TED Talk Lecture on Can we build AI without losing control over it?
- Speaking in a seminar to discuss and synthesise the content from the reading and lectures.
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Artificial Intelligence Introduction
Students discuss the key elements connected to A.I and write their own definition. This is followed by a discussion on the positives and negatives of A.I.
Artificial Intelligence Films
Students look at the following film pictures, discuss the films and describe how they are connected to A.I?
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A Definition – a dictation & writing exercise
A dictogloss is a classroom dictation activity where learners are required to construct a short text (3 sentences) by listening and taking notes, which are then used to reconstruct the text. There are many key skills used in this type of lesson; listening, note-taking, communication with other students, grammar and vocabulary development.
Reading & Writing Summary
Academic Reading summaries have been specifically written for university reading tests. This text is based around a One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100) from an open source Stanford University Journal. The lesson includes summary key points and a model answer. It also includes a response writing section that helps students to critically question the text.
Topic: 100 year study of A.I (Stanford Uni, 2016). Two page text (included) – students read the text, make notes of key ideas, relevant support and write a 250 word summary. Then they write 150-word critical response. Lesson includes a plan, outline, suggested main points and support, a model summary and model response [webpage]. Level ***** [B2/C1] Example / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP
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Listening to a lecture 1
A TED Talk Lecture on supporting Artificial Intelligence. Students listen & take notes on the lecture twice and then answer comprehension questions based on the lecture.
How can A.I save humanity? – Kai Fu Lee,
TED TALK: This lecture discusses how China has embraced A.I technology and is accelerating its advancement. It focuses on the main challenges that we all face with an A.I future and how it will positively compliment our lives. Level: ***** [B2/C1] / Video [14:42] / MEMBERSHIP
Listening to a lecture 2
A TED Talk Lecture against Artificial Intelligence. Students listen & take notes on the lecture twice and then answer a variety of question types (T F NG, open, information tables, summary etc..) based on the lecture.