ZenGengo is the language teacher’s Swiss Army knife. With 10 assignment types covering all four language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) there’s no place ZenGengo can’t go. Whether your classes are face-to-face, blended, hybrid or fully online, ZenGengo is is the only tool you need to deliver effective and engaging online lessons for your students. Lightning fast assignment creation and 100% auto-graded, ZenGengo saves teachers countless hours of making and grading online work. Getting started is a breeze with one-step teacher registration and no student login required.

About ZenGengo

We are presenting on both Saturday and Sunday:

Sat, Jun 18, 10:45-11:15: Nation’s Four Strands and Digital Language Pedagogy with ZenGengo

Sun, Jun 19, 15:15-15:45: AI-Powered Digital Lessons for Global English Learners

Supercharge your language teaching with ZenGengo!

Whether your classes are face-to-face, blended, hybrid or fully online, ZenGengo helps language teachers to create engaging and interactive online assignments in just minutes.

With 10 assignment types that have been specially designed for language learning, ZenGengo covers all 4 language skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Features such as AI voice recognition, text-to-speech, and auto-grading save teachers countless hours while ensuring that students remain motivated and challenged on the path to greater proficiency.

Personalized scoring and feedback are available for Audio Recordings, Video Recordings and Written Reports. Feedback is simple to administer and can be offered in three modalities: text, audio and video.

Free Lesson Library

ZenGengo also has a large (and ever-growing) library of pre-made content. No subscription is required to browse lessons or share them with your students, but those who join ZenGengo can import and modify lessons as well as track student progress and administer feedback. The library can be searched by title or by CEFR level, and you’re sure to find plenty of inspiration for your language classes.

ZenGengo Academy

Just for Japan, we have recently launched ZenGengo Academy, an online service for providing CEFR-levelled homework tasks aimed at university students. Teachers can use the platform for free while students purchase access cards from the campus bookstore. Those interested in signing up for ZenGengo Academy should contact us directly at support@zengengo.zendesk.com.

Our Sessions

Show & Tell presentation

AI-Powered Digital Lessons for Global English Learners

Anyone who has ever tried to learn a foreign language knows that it is not easy. It takes a lot of time, a lot of energy, and a lot of determination. In fact, the time required for Japanese speakers to obtain proficiency in English is estimated to be over 2,500 hours of intentional study (Inagaki, 2005). Scholars such as Nation (2007) also highlight the importance of "time on task", and argue that in order to learn to read and write you have to read and write a lot. In the 21st Century, non-native speakers of English are in the majority, and English is used as a global Lingua Franca. This means that English learners should be engaging with and producing English as a global language. And as we all know from our experiences during the pandemic, students need to be able to access learning content and activities whether face-to-face, fully online, or anywhere in between. Bearing these facts in mind, the speaker introduces "ZenGengo Academy", a new AI-powered content solution for Japanese learners of English at the A2 to B1 CEFR level. ZenGengo Academy contains one-hundred lessons of effective and engaging content, from Mario to the Titanic, from Flamingos, to Sustainable Development Goals. Each lesson contains five interactive activities that require students to both comprehend and produce English in a variety of forms. Teachers can easily keep track of how long students have spent studying, and how well they have understood the content. Supplementing classroom-based study with ZenGengo Academy increases time-on-task and provides learners with much-needed exposure to global Englishes. Inagaki, S. (2005). How Long Does it Take for Japanese Speakers to Learn English?. 言語と文化, (4), 19-29. Nation, P. (2007). The four strands. International Journal of Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 1(1), 2-13.

Paul Raine