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  • Aug 12, 2019

Alelo Webinars for Teachers and Trainers

#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 Click here to register

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.

This webinar will show how Alelo’s AI-based Enskill platform helps people communicate persuasively and effectively. Patent-pending technology makes possible avatars that engage learners in spoken conversations on business-related topics. Enskill automatically evaluates learners’ ability to present good arguments and use persuasive language, and provides feedback and personalized instruction. Learners practice in a safe environment where they are can make mistakes without embarrassment.

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#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.

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#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.