ChatGPT in Language Learning: Perspectives from Vietnamese Students in Vietnam and the USA




AI Tools, ChatGPT, perspectives, language learning


The purpose of this study is to explore the students' perspectives on the use of ChatGPT to support their language learning. The current study collects data from 77 Vietnamese students who pursued their studies at some universities in Vietnam and the United States. The questionnaire was designed with Microsoft Forms and sent to the students via personal connections in both countries. The study found that ChatGPT or A.I. Chatbot was positively viewed as a useful tool for facilitating language learning. Moreover, ChatGPT was found to help engage the students in the learning process and was seen as an effective tool to support their learning and enhance their knowledge. However, over-alliance with ChatGPT might limit the students' critical thinking and creativity. To minimize these drawbacks, a compromise between ChatGPT and conventional teaching methods should be used. The current study suggests educators employ ChatGPT or AI tools to innovate language teaching and research.

Author Biographies

Vu Phi Ho Pham, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University, Vietnam

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Vu Phi Ho, Assoc. Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University, Vietnam. He used to be the vice president of Ba Ria – Vung Tau University and vice president of Van Hien University, Vietnam. Pham has published 68 research articles in both local and International Journals (ISI/Scopus-indexed), and 9 books and course-books, 3-course books were used for both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Van Lang University, HCMC Open University, Vietnam, and Lourdes College, Higher Education Department, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. He has international experience in teaching English at Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand, and Gyeongju University, South Korea. He is the Vice President for Administrative Affairs of AsiaCALL and the managing editor of its Online Journal. He is now the Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of TESOL & Education. He is the editor-in-chief for several proceedings published by Atlantis Press, part of Springer. He is an editorial staff for the Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics (Scopus-Q2), and a peer reviewer for some international Journals indexed in ISI/Scopus such as Computer Assisted Language Learning, Open Sage... He is now an editor for an Edited Book of the IGI Global, entitled “Implementing AI Tools for Language Teaching and Learning”.

Anh Quoc Le, University of California, Irvine, USA

Anh Quoc Le is a fourth-year student at the University of California, Irvine, United States, where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Sciences. His research interests focus on social determinants of health, community well-being, and the impact of education on health disparities. Post-graduation, he plans to enter medical school with the goal of making a difference in the healthcare field.


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How to Cite

Pham, V. P. H., & Le, A. Q. (2024). ChatGPT in Language Learning: Perspectives from Vietnamese Students in Vietnam and the USA. International Journal of Language Instruction, 3(2), 59–72.



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