SCRIPTED CONVERSATION GENERATOR

Here’s one of my recent experiments with GenAI. I hope you find it useful. 

Scripted Conversation Generator helps create engaging dialogues for language learners. Need inspiration or more information? Please read How to Use the Generator below to make the most of it.

SCRIPTED CONVERSATION GENERATOR

How to Use the Generator

I’ve created this Generator to help come up with scripted conversations that can be further improved, used in the classroom as is or turned into multimodal activities. The Generator will assist you in generating draft conversations, but it’s up to you to transform them into impactful activities for your learners. Below, I’ve provided a few tips on how to make the most of the Generator.

  • Start with your Learning Objective, e.g. Making suggestions.
  • Describe the Setting, specifying the where and when, and other important details for the context of the conversation. For instance, Two aliens that have just arrived on the planet and are planning their day out.
  • Enter Language in Focus that you’d like to be included in the dialogue, e.g., Phrasal verbs. You can also specify particular grammar or vocabulary items you’d like to be used in the conversation.
  • Add your Twist. The Twist is your creative handle; here, you can specify the style, tone, or format you prefer, or provide any additional instructions for the LLM, depending on how you plan to use the scripted conversation in the classroom. See below for some ideas for activities with scripted conversations.

By default, the Generator will produce rather short conversations, at about B2 level. If needed, provide specific instructions in the Language in Focus section or the Twist concerning the language to be used.

By adding particular instructions in the twist section, you can get the model to generate the output that better meets your needs. For instance, specify particular vocabulary items you’d like to be features in the dialogue and add ‘bold {the phrasal verbs}‘ if you’d like to get the conversation with target vocabulary items highlighted in the text; 

bold verbs

or add ‘replace {the phrasal verbs} with a blank space‘ to get a gap-fill exercise;

gapfill

or add ‘replace {the phrasal verbs} with a blank space and provide 3 options in the brackets‘ if you’d like to introduce a multiple-choice element.

multiple choice

Scripted Conversation Activities

Here are a few activities to use with scripted conversations that work well with learners at all proficiency levels.

scripted conversations infographic

Watch the following webinar to get ideas on how to use scripted conversations in the classroom. If you need some more inspiration, try the Role-Play Generator to help you generate even more interesting ideas.

Remember, AI is a game of chance. If the first option doesn’t seem suitable, run the generator several times specifying exactly what you’d like to get as a result. I hope you find it useful.

In my next post, I’ll show how to turn the conversations into multimodal activities. So stay tuned, and as always, I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback!

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