Rashmikiran Pandey, presently pursuing a Ph.D. in Informatics & Computer Science at MIPT, Russia, is an accomplished researcher with experience as an Assistant Professor in a university. His significant contributions as a Junior and Senior Research Fellow (JRF, SRF) in various national and international research projects reflect a depth of expertise. With a strong teaching background and several published papers in informatics and computer science, he showcases a commitment to advancing knowledge. His multifaceted experience in academia and research positions him as a valuable asset in scholarly pursuits and educational realms.

Title: The Impact of Roles and Limitations of Chatbots in Language Teaching

The integration of chatbots in language teaching has emerged as a promising avenue to enhance language acquisition and assessment. This abstract explores the roles of chatbots in language education and delves into the ongoing discourse surrounding their potential to replace human instructors. Chatbots, such as ChatGPT and Google Bard, assume various crucial roles in language teaching, offering opportunities for practice, personalized learning, grammar and vocabulary support, assessment, cultural context understanding, and 24/7 accessibility. Their interactive nature and adaptability provide a supportive environment for language learners, engaging them in continuous practice and feedback. However, the question of whether chatbots can entirely supplant human instructors remains a subject of considerable debate. While chatbots excel in immediate feedback, accessibility, and tailored content, they fall short in key areas that define the essence of human interaction in education. Notably, chatbots lack the intuition, emotional intelligence, empathy, and ability to understand the nuances of complex conversations, humour, and cultural context. Their limitations in offering dynamic teaching methods, personalized guidance, and fostering critical thinking remain significant challenges.
Human instructors possess unique qualities, including emotional sensitivity, adaptability, critical thinking promotion, and personalized guidance, which are currently beyond the capabilities of chatbots. The consensus within the field indicates that chatbots, while invaluable as supplemental tools, cannot wholly replace human instructors in language teaching. Notably, the reliance of chatbots on existing sources of information, lacking intuitive or human-like decision-making capabilities, further delineates the boundary between the machine and human educational methodologies. In conclusion, while chatbots significantly contribute to language teaching and assessment, they are yet to attain the sophistication required to fully replace the multifaceted and nuanced roles played by human educator.