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  • Aug 12, 2019

Alelo Webinars for Teachers and Trainers

#6 Developing Communication Skills in the Age of Social Distancing
Dr. W. Lewis Johnson and Karen Chiang, Alelo

Friday, Mar. 20, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Mexico City / 9:00 AM–10:00 AM Pacific
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COVID-19 is forcing educational institutions around the world to move online quickly, to promote social distancing. This is a big challenge for language programs, since students are isolated and no longer have opportunities to practice conversation in class.

This webinar will discuss resources available to English programs that wish to move to fully online instruction. We will discuss how Enskill English AI simulations, combined with videoconferencing and asynchronous learning, can help students continue to develop their communication skills even when alone at home. Alelo is offering free access to Enskill English to help programs get started.

#5 Lessons Learned from the Most Successful Alelo Enskill English Programs
Dr. W. Lewis Johnson and Karen Chiang, Alelo
Erendira Yadira Carrera García, UVM

Friday, Feb. 14, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Mexico City / 9:00 AM–10:00 AM Pacific
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Alelo Enskill is an AI-based learning platform that helps improve communication skills. Students practice conversation with AI avatars, and receive feedback and personalized instruction in the areas where they need to improve. This results in improvements in spoken proficiency as well as increased self-confidence.

Universities across Latin America have incorporated Enskill into their blended learning programs. This webinar will summarize best practices and lessons learned from the most successful programs. Findings come from teacher and student reports, as well as longitudinal analysis of learner performance data. We will use as a case study the UVM (Universidad del Valle de México) Toluca Campus, one of the most successful programs using Alelo Enskill. The director of the UVM Toluca Campus program, Erendira Yadira Carrera García, will attend and answer questions.

In this webinar you will learn:

– How to integrate Alelo Enskill with classroom activities
– How to encourage learners to make effective use of Alelo Enskill
– What results to look for when the students are using the platform effectively

Webinar participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

#4 Using AI to Develop Communication Skills in Business Leaders
Dr. W. Lewis Johnson and Karen Chiang, Alelo

Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Anyone who aspires to leadership positions must develop good communication skills. Yet many people have poor communication habits that hold them back, and do not receive enough good training in effective communication. Coaching is expensive, and practicing in front of peers can be embarrassing.

In this webinar you will learn:

(1) why communication skills are critical for business leaders, and why skill gaps persist
(2) the elements of effective and persuasive communication
(3) how advanced artificial intelligence technology is being used to train and assess communication skills

Examples will be shown that use Alelo’s AI-based Enskill learning platform.

Participants will receive free registrations for the Enskill EPC (Effective and Persuasive Communication) course.

For more information see our blog.

#3 How AI Simulations Close the Communication Skills Gap
Dr. W. Lewis Johnson and Karen Chiang, Alelo

Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Pacific
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Communication skills are the #1 skill gap among American workers, and a barrier to advancement. Yet most workers do not receive enough training in how to communicate effectively. Coaching is expensive and practicing in front of peers can be embarrassing. The challenges are particularly great for workers whose native language is not English.

In this webinar you will learn: (1) why communication skills are critical for today’s workforce, and why skill gaps persist; (2) the principles underlying effective and persuasive communication; and (3) how advanced artificial intelligence technology is being used to train and assess communication skills. Examples will be shown of Alelo’s Enskill platform that uses patent-pending technology to help people build self-confidence and communicate more effectively.

For more information see our blog.

#2 Using AI to Help English Learners Get Past Learning Plateaus
Dr. W. Lewis Johnson, Alelo

Friday, November 22, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Mexico City / 8:30 AM-9:30 AM Pacific Time
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English language learners often get stuck at learning plateaus and fail to progress. This prevents learners from achieving professional or academic levels of English proficiency. This webinar will show how to use Alelo’s Enskill platform to break through the barriers that cause learning plateaus and achieve high levels of spoken proficiency. Alelo’s advances in artificial intelligence (AI) technology make possible avatars that engage learners in spoken conversations at the CEFR B2 proficiency level and above. They provide realistic practice and help learners overcome cognitive and affective barriers to learning. Enskill automatically evaluates learners’ ability to construct coherent arguments and use persuasive language, hallmarks of high proficiency.

For more information see our blog.

#1 Using Alelo Simulations to Build Fluency and Self-Confidence
Dr. W. Lewis Johnson and Karen Chiang, Alelo

Intended audience: English teachers and program directors

Wednesday, September 25, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Mexico City / 8:00 AM-9:00 AM Los Angeles
Wednesday, September 18, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Mexico City / 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Los Angeles
Friday, September 6, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Mexico City / 8:30 AM-9:30 AM Los Angeles
Friday, August 23, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Eastern / 8:30 AM-9:30 AM Pacific
Friday, August 16, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Eastern / 8:30 AM-9:30 AM Pacific
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Do your students need more opportunities to practice speaking English? Is lack of self-confidence holding them back? This webinar introduces Alelo’s Enskill simulation platform and explains how to use Alelo simulations to help your students develop self-confidence and increase fluency. They complement speaking classes by giving learners opportunities to practice conversations in the language lab and at home. Teachers in Mexico who use Enskill report that their students come to class better prepared, and their classes become much more communicative.

Enskill uses artificial intelligence (AI) to create animated avatars that speak and understand English and engage in task-based conversations with students. The platform automatically tracks learners’ ability to accomplish task objectives and measures conversational fluency. It automatically selects practice exercises for each student based upon their performance, making practice time more efficient. Dashboards show each student’s effort and progress toward mastery.


Webinar Hosts

W. Lewis Johnson, Ph.D.
President and CEO, Alelo Inc.

Dr. Johnson is an internationally recognized expert in AI education. For his work on the first Alelo immersive game, Tactical Iraqi, he won DARPA’s Significant Technical Achievement Award. He has been a past President of the International AI in Education Society and was co-winner of the 2017 Autonomous Agents Influential Paper Award for his work in the field of pedagogical agents. He has been invited to speak at many international conferences such as the International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, and presented a Distinguished Lecture at the National Science Foundation.
Karen Chiang
Chief Revenue Officer, Alelo Inc.

Karen Chiang has been involved in language learning and testing in academic and workplace applications for over 30 years. Prior to working with Alelo she was VP of sales at Pearson and was responsible for talent solutions and commercialization of the Versant language assessment products which utilize automated scoring. Karen has experience in international and business development in emerging markets such as India.
Erendira Yadira Carrera García
Coordinator of English Language Program
UVM Toluca Campus.

Yadira is a psychologist and language teacher from Mexico City and has 20 years of experience as an ESL Teacher. She is currently working as the Coordinator of English Language Program at UVM Toluca Campus.