Utilizing Artificial Intelligence in Language Learning: What About Engineering Students’ Perception?

Sylvia Irene Persulessy, Reynold P. J. Vigeleyn Nikijuluw, Juvrianto Chrissunday Jakob


Presented as a technological innovation set to usher in significant changes globally, artificial intelligence (AI) enters various segments of life, especially in the field of education. Civil engineering students, as part of their learning journey, try to apply it in class, especially in aspects of engineering English vocabulary. In the current study, students used the English Language Speech Assistant (ELSA) application. The research method used was descriptive research, where the research subjects were taken from 1 class of 29 students. In this study the questionnaires were used as instruments to collect research data. Based on the results of survey analysis and data collected, it was revealed that students had very good and positive perceptions of using the ELSA application. Students exhibit great joy and enthusiasm in learning engineering English vocabulary using the ELSA application. In addition to offering an effective means of pronouncing vocabulary words, this application's feedback also serves as a motivational factor to learn engineering English vocabulary. Thus, the student's positive perspective on this application of AI can be an indicator of the success of students' language learning in the future.


AI assisted learning, ELSA, engineering English vocabulary

Full Text:



Abisay, M, E, E., & Apriliaswati, R. (2021). Designing instructional materials for teaching and learning writing recount text through Edmodo platform. Journal of English Education Program, 2(1), 13-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.26418/jeep.v2i1.44378

Adityarini, H., Fahdiansyah, M. F., & Novitasari, V. (2022, May). Enhancing students’ pronunciation using android pronunciation application. In International Conference of Learning on Advance Education (ICOLAE 2021) (pp. 828-835). Atlantis Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220503.088

Ahmadi, D. M. R. (2018). The use of technology in English language learning: A literature review. International journal of research in English education, 3(2), 115-125. https://doi.org/10.29252/ijree.3.2.115

Akhmad, N., & Munawir, A. (2022). Improving the students’ pronunciation ability by using Elsa Speak App. IDEAS: Journal on English Language Teaching and Learning, Linguistics and Literature, 10(1), 846-857. https://doi.org/10.24256/ideas.v10i1.2868

Aswaty, P., & Indari, A. (2022). The effect of using ELSA (English Language Speech Assistant) Speak Application on Students Speaking Ability for The Eleventh Grade of Mas Darul Al Muhajirin in The Academic Year 2021/2022. Serunai: Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Pendidikan, 8(1), 18–23. https://doi.org/10.37755/sjip.v8i1.616

Boudah, D. J. (2019). Conducting educational research:" Guide to completing a thesis, dissertation, or action research project". SAGE Publications.

Dewi, S. P., Abdillah, A. A., & Sofa, N. (2019). Persepsi dosen terhadap penggunaan ICT dalam pembelajaran Bahasa Inggris. EPIGRAM (e-Journal), 16(2), 169–174. https://doi.org/10.32722/epi.v16i2.2231

Fisher, A., Exley, K., & Ciobanu, D. (2014). Using technology to support learning and teaching. Routledge.

Jakob, J. C., & Afdaliah, N. (2019). Using Oxford Smart Choice Multi-ROM to develop the students’ listening ability. EduLite: Journal of English Education, Literature and Culture, 4(1), 25-34.

Johnson, W. L., Vilhjálmsson, H. H., & Marsella, S. (2005, May). Serious games for language learning: How much game, how much AI? In AIED (Vol. 125, No. 1, pp. 306-313).

Juvrianto, C. J., Atmowardoyo, H., & Weda, S. (2018). The use of digital storytelling in teaching listening comprehension: An experimental study on the eighth-grade students of SMP Negeri 4 Parepare. ELT Worldwide, 5(1), 1-9.

Kholis, A. (2021). Elsa Speak App: Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) for supplementing English pronunciation skills. Pedagogy: Journal Of English Language Teaching, 9(1), 01-14. https://doi.org/10.32332/joelt.v9i1.2723

Luu, L. T., Nguyen, T. Q., Vo, N. T., & Nguyen, M. H. (2021). The need of applying english learning apps to help Van Lang University students improve their spoken English performance. AsiaCALL Online Journal, 12(2), 72–86. https://asiacall.info/acoj

Muamar, M., Ampa, A. T., & St Asmayanti, A. M. (2022). Improving the students' pronunciation using English Language Speech Assistant (Elsa) Application (A pre-experimental research at the eleventh-grade students Of SMAN 9 Makassar). Journal of Language Testing and Assessment, 2(2), 119124. https://doi.org/10.56983/jlta.v2i2.153

Nguyen, T. D. T., & Pham, V. P. H. (2022). Effects of using technology to support students in developing speaking skills. International Journal of Language Instruction, 1(1), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.54855/ijli.22111

Novita, D. (2021). Integrating technology and humanity into language teaching book 1: English language teaching. Deepublish.

Prayudha, J. (2023). Students’ problems in implementing technology integrated in ELT classroom. Journal of English Education Program, 4(2), 125-137. http://dx.doi.org/10.26418/jeep.v4i2.64583

Sadiku, M. N. O., Musa, S. M., & Chukwu, U. C. (2022). Artificial intelligence in education. iUniverse.

Stevani, M., Priono, J., Daulay, D. E., & Rambe, S. (2023). Penggunaan ELSA Speak untuk meningkatkan public speaking dan pronunciation bagi siswa SMP Budi Murni 1 Medan. Community Development Journal: Jurnal Pengabdian Masyarakat, 4(2), 3791–3795. https://doi.org/10.31004/cdj.v4i2.15551

Suhardiana, I. P. A. (2019). Peran teknologi dalam mendukung pembelajaran bahasa Inggris di sekolah dasar. Adi Widya: Jurnal Pendidikan Dasar, 4(1), 92-102. https://doi.org/10.25078/aw.v4i1.934

Tran, T. L. N. (2019). Mobile learning and speech technology for language teachers’ professional development: A design-based study. ASCILITE 2017 - Conference Proceedings - 34th International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, 163–167.

Zebua, R. S. Y., Khairunnisa, K., Hartatik, H., Pariyadi, P., Wahyuningtyas, D. P., Thantawi, A. M., ... & Kharisma, L. P. I. (2023). Fenomena artificial intelligence (AI). PT. Sonpedia Publishing Indonesia.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26418/jeep.v5i1.71159


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of English Education Program

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


Journal of English Education Program (JEEP) is published by English Education Department of Universitas Tanjungpura

Accredited on SINTA (S4) & Indexed on:

Indexing-neliti Indexing-neliti europub semantic-shcolar harvard-library uos-library bu-library openaire worldcat lens.org researchgate journalstories

Editor and Administration Address:

English Education Department
Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Tanjungpura
Jl. Profesor Dokter H. Hadari Nawawi, Bansir Laut, Kec. Pontianak Tenggara, Kota Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat 78115

Journal of English Education Program (JEEP) © 2024 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0