Exploring the Role of ChatGPT in Developing Critical Digital Literacies in Language Learning: A Qualitative Study





ChatGPT, Artificial Intelligence, Learner Autonomy, Online Language Learning; Critical Digital Literacies


This qualitative research study aims to investigate the role of ChatGPT in developing critical digital literacies in language learning. As artificial intelligence (AI) technology, including ChatGPT, has become increasingly prevalent in language education, it is crucial to explore how this technology can be utilized to promote critical digital literacies in language learning. Through a series of in-depth interviews with 8 language learners and 3 teachers, this study examines how ChatGPT can enhance language learners' critical thinking skills, digital literacy, and ability to navigate digital environments. The study also explores the challenges and opportunities of integrating ChatGPT into language learning pedagogy, as well as the ethical and social issues related to its use. This research aims to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the role of AI in language learning and to promote the development of critical digital literacies among language learners.

Author Biographies

Tran Tin Nghi, Ho Chi Minh City University of Industry and Trade, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Dr. Tran Tin Nghi currently works as the Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Ho Chi Minh City University of Industry and Trade, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is interested in second language learning and teaching, corpus studies, literacy studies, and cognitive linguistics.

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Tran Huu Phuc, University of Foreign Language Studies – The University of Da Nang, Vietnam

Assoc. Prof. Tran Huu Phuc is currently the Rector of University of Foreign Language Studies – The University of Da Nang. He is also the Chairman of the CTESOL, a part of the Association of Vietnam Universities and Colleges. He holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics, granted by University of the West of England, Bristol, UK in 2013.  His research interests are Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Corpus linguistics, and Cognitive Linguistics.

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How to Cite

Tran, T. N., & Tran, H. P. (2023). Exploring the Role of ChatGPT in Developing Critical Digital Literacies in Language Learning: A Qualitative Study. Proceedings of the AsiaCALL International Conference, 4, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.54855/paic.2341