Robots in the Classroom

Number the Following Sentences in Correct Order

______But some teachers think a robot cannot replace the real thing. 

______As South Korea has a strong emphasis on learning English, robots can make up for the shortfall in foreign teachers. 

______Learning from a robot deprives students of the main reason for studying a foreign language, human interaction.

______It also has an autonomous mode in which it can recognize a student’s English speech and correct pronunciation. 

______Most schools hire teachers from abroad, but a team of engineers has created a robot that they hope will eventually replace foreign instructors.

______Engkey, as it is known, is an egg-shaped robot connected via teleconference to a teacher in another country who conducts the class through a monitor.

______The robot has perception technology which means when the teacher moves its hand the robot raises its hand. 

_______Engkey’s  creators say that students will ultimately determine how successful the robot is as a teacher. 

 ______Many South Korean families spend thousands of dollars a year on English language education for their children.

Original Article

“Many South Korean families spend thousands of dollars a year on English language education for their children. Most schools hire teachers from abroad, but a team of engineers has created a robot that they hope will eventually replace foreign instructors. Engkey, as it is known, is an egg-shaped robot which is connected via teleconference to a teacher in another country who conducts the class through a monitor. The robot has perception technology which means when the teacher moves its hand the robot raises its hand. It also has an autonomous mode in which it can recognize a student’s English speech and correct pronunciation. But some teachers think a robot cannot replace the real thing. Learning from a robot deprives students of the main reason for studying a foreign language, human interaction. Engkey’s  creators say that students will ultimately determine how successful the robot is as a teacher.