HOW TO USE CHATGPT FOR YOUR ENGLISH
After testing ChatGPT with some of my clients, I feel that this is a must-have tool for anyone trying to improve their brand communication in English.
WHY USE CHATGPT?
If you’re open to new technologies, you should definitely use ChatGPT. It’s a brilliant tool that will save you time and money. Basically, it’s like having a communication team at your fingertips.
WHAT IS CHATGPT?
To me, ChatGPT is basically a robot that is really good at writing texts. You can ask it to do certain tasks for you, like write a text, translate a text, correct a text, make changes, etc.
ChatGPT has been developed by OpenAI and is based on a language model that uses deep learning techniques to understand and generate human-like language. It has been trained on a massive amount of text data and has the ability to generate coherent and informative responses to a wide range of topics.
HOW CAN YOU USE CHATGPT FOR YOUR ENGLISH?
Here are some of the most useful ways you can use ChatGPT for your English communication:
1. WRITE TEXTS
If you need to write professional texts like emails, website texts, concepts, presentations or proposals in English, ChatGPT will do it for you. It’s like having a personal office assistant at your disposal. Just tell ChatGPT some keywords, the purpose of the text and the style, and it will write it for you. Don’t like the result? Just ask it to make it shorter, clearer, more sophisticated, etc. You may have worked with DeepL and Grammarly in the past. ChatGPT does it all. I recently tested it with a client to come up with potential slogans for an upcoming conference they were organizing. What can I say? It’s like having a team of copywriters available at one click.
2. TRANSLATE TEXTS
You can use ChatGPT to translate German texts into English. I have only tested this a few times, but the results seem pretty good. The translations were correct. Some were a bit wordy. But of course you could ask ChatGPT to make it less wordy or change the style after you receive your first translation. So, from what I can tell, it is clearly superior to DeepL and GoogleTranslate.
3. TRAIN YOUR ENGLISH
I asked ChatGPT: “How can I use ChatGPT to learn English?”
Here’s what ChatGPT wrote:
- Speaking: Build your confidence in speaking English by practicing with me on different topics and receiving feedback on your responses.
- Vocabulary: Expand your vocabulary by learning meanings, synonyms, and related words from me.
- Grammar: Improve your grammar by having me check your writing for errors and suggest corrections.
- Reading: Enhance your reading comprehension skills by having me summarize passages or explain difficult words or phrases.
- Pronunciation: Improve your English pronunciation by having me help you with difficult sounds or pronounce words for you.
Remember, the more you practice, the more confident you’ll become in your English skills. So, feel free to chat with me as often as you like and ask for any help you need.
BTW: It took me about 5 minutes to get these answers from ChatGPT (3 rounds of asking for changes).
To me, ChatGPT is a groundbreaking technology that will completely transform the language industry. I would love to get your feedback on how you are using ChatGPT to learn English!
RISKS AND DISADVANTAGES OF USING CHATGPT
There are a few risks and disadvantages of using ChatGPT:
ChatGPT is currently provided at no cost. Millions of people are testing it around the globe. That’s why you might not be able to access it because it is technically at capacity. ChatGPT Plus is currently available in Austria at 20 USD per month.
Be aware that all the data you put in ChatGPT will be used to optimize the system. When you start the site, you will even get a warning not to share confidential information.
The answers you will be getting on ChatGPT to your questions will sound very professional and “human”. Be sure to fact-check them. Some of the replies might be incorrect.
HOW TO GET CHATGPT
- Go to chat.openai.com
- Click on TRY CHATGPT to sign up.
- Let ChatGPT write your texts.
- Send them to me for proofreading.
ALEXANDRA GINA EDWARDS
I’m an American Business Communication trainer, English coach, translator and copywriter based near Innsbruck, Austria. I love working with business executives and their teams on their communication challenges. My goal is to help you and your business thrive by becoming powerful and convincing in English.