Artificial Intelligence in English Language Teaching: Fostering Joint Enterprise in Online Communities

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(1) * Flora Debora Floris   
State University of Malang/Petra Christian University

(2)  Utami Widiati   
State University of Malang

(3)  Willy Ardian Renandya   
National Institute of Education of Nanyang Technological University

(4)  Yazid Basthomi   
State University of Malang

(*) Corresponding Author


This paper examines the role of Joint Enterprise within Virtual Communities of Practice (VCoP) in the realm of English Language Teaching (ELT), particularly in relation to the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools. The study focuses on the discussions in five open Facebook groups, to explore how teachers collectively navigate the application of AI technologies. The discussions reflect an effort among teachers to not only integrate AI tools into their teaching practices but also to ensure these tools are used ethically and effectively, balancing technological advancements with pedagogical soundness. The findings of the study underscore the critical role of Joint Enterprise in fostering a community that is responsive to evolving educational technologies.


  • The study revealed that English teachers in the selected Facebook groups engaging collaboratively on Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools, discussing their integration, acceptance, and application in teaching practices.

  • The teachers also expressed concerns about AI in English Language Teaching (ELT), focusing on ethical use, over-reliance risks, and the importance of teacher involvement, highlighting a collective effort to address these AI-related challenges.

  • Reflecting on the concept of Joint Enterprise within Virtual Communities of Practice (VCoP), the findings illustrate the dynamic roles assumed by community members, encompassing information sharers, knowledge seekers, critics, and learners.


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Floris, F. D., Widiati, U., Renandya, W. A., & Basthomi, Y. (2024). Artificial Intelligence in English Language Teaching: Fostering Joint Enterprise in Online Communities. JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), 9(1), 12-21.
Author Biographies

Flora Debora Floris, State University of Malang/Petra Christian University

Flora Debora Floris is a Senior Lecturer in the English Department of Petra Christian University, Indonesia. Her academic pursuits primarily include language teacher professional development, the integration of technology in language learning, and the exploration of English as an International Language.

Utami Widiati, State University of Malang

Utami Widiati is a Professor in the English Department of the State University of Malang, Indonesia. Her research interests encompass language literacy, curriculum and materials development, and teacher professional development.

Willy Ardian Renandya, National Institute of Education of Nanyang Technological University

Willy Ardian Renandya is a Principal Lecturer who currently teaches language education courses at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests include second and foreign language pedagogy, extensive reading, and curriculum development.

Yazid Basthomi, State University of Malang

Yazid Basthomi is a Professor in the English Department of the State University of Malang, Indonesia. His research interests include corpus-based teaching, genre analysis, intercultural education, and digital culture.


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