AI Tools in Teaching and Learning English Academic Writing Skills




Technology; AI tools, academic writing skills


Recently, the application of innovative technological solutions has revolutionized various aspects of our lives, and education is no exception. This study investigated the use of AI-powered tools and their effects on teaching and learning English academic writing skills. The research was conducted with the participation of 5 teachers and 60 students from five academic writing classes in two language centers in Hanoi. Data from the research were mainly collected through tests and questionnaires. Interviews were used as a supporting tool. The research findings indicate that teachers and students have positive attitudes toward artificial intelligence (AI), and AI tools are beneficial to the participants at discourse, sentence, and word/phase levels. The application of AI-powered writing tools has a considerable contribution to the students in terms of cohesion and coherence, lexical resources, grammatical range, and accuracy. The study can be considered an informative source of reference for teachers and students who are teaching and learning academic writing, especially prospective candidates for standardized English tests.

Author Biography

Tran Thi Thu Hien, VNU University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam

Tran Thi Thu Hien is the Deputy Director of Center for Language Testing and Assessment, University of Languages and International Studies, VNU (ULIS-VNU). In this role, she leads a training team providing professional development courses for teachers of English. With background and experience in both pedagogy and applied linguistics, Hien varies her interests in ESP/CLIL, methodology, language testing and assessment.


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How to Cite

Tran, T. T. H. (2024). AI Tools in Teaching and Learning English Academic Writing Skills. Proceedings of the AsiaCALL International Conference, 4, 170–187.

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