Event Date: 26th March 2022


This webinar focuses on how artificial intelligence can support language learning, particularly in low-resource settings in which access to Internet and advanced technology tools is limited. “Artificial intelligence” may seem like a complex technological concept, but it is essentially anything that a machine can do in place of a human.

In this presentation, participants identify and examine artificial intelligence tools that they – and their students – currently use in their day-to-day interactions with technology, review research in best practices in using artificial intelligence tools, and learn concrete strategies for using artificial intelligence impactfully to promote language learning.

About the Speaker:

Mary Catherine Boehmer is a TESOL and technology specialist. She holds an M.A. in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University, and soon an additional M.A. in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University.

Mary has served as an English Language Specialist with the U.S. Department of State in Kazakhstan, Pakistan, and Russia, where she has worked to leverage technology to expand English language programming reach and impact.

Prior to her time as an English Language Specialist, Mary served as an English Language Fellow in Baku, Azerbaijan. As a Fellow, Mary designed and implemented a sustainable framework for large-scale MOOC facilitation throughout Azerbaijan.

Her areas of interest include educational technology, content-based instruction, competency-based learning, and culturally responsive pedagogy, particularly in adapting educational technology to be more culturally relevant to the target culture.