Contemporary Foreign Languages Studies ›› 2024, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (1): 161-168.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8921.2024.01.013

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College English Writing Instruction in a ChatGPT Context

CHEN Mo(), LV Mingchen()   

  • Online:2024-02-28 Published:2024-03-11


As a representative of the latest stage in artificial intelligence development, ChatGPT has attracted widespread attention from various sectors of society and has also brought new assistance to foreign language/second language writing instruction. From the perspective of activity theory, this paper analyzed college English writing instruction in the ChatGPT context, by exploring at each stage how teachers can effectively utilize ChatGPT to prepare and organize English writing instruction while actively mitigating potential risks associated with the new technologies. In this process, there have been corresponding changes in the teachers' roles. The teachers have reduced the time spent on knowledge output and repetitive tasks while increasing the emphasis on critical thinking and emotional guidance.

Key words: English writing instruction, ChatGPT, activity theory, teachers'roles

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