Google Translate

Free! Google Translate allows users to type a word, sentence, or paragraph in their native language, and it simultaneously and automatically translates what was typed into another language of their choosing. In the dialog boxes, users can click the “Speaker” button to hear the language in the box (when available), the “Star” button to save the language, the “Square” button to copy the language to the clipboard, and the upload button to share the language via email or social media. Instructional Ideas To support English language learners, teachers can use this website to translate words to and from their native…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.6
B. Design - 9.3
C. Engagement - 7.7

7.9

Google Translate: A Tool for Foreign Language and ELLs

Summary : Making Translation Easy!

Google Translate allows users to type a word, sentence, or paragraph in their native language, and it simultaneously and automatically translates what was typed into another language of their choosing. In the dialog boxes, users can click the “Speaker” button to hear the language in the box (when available), the “Star” button to save the language, the “Square” button to copy the language to the clipboard, and the upload button to share the language via email or social media.

Instructional Ideas

  1. To support English language learners, teachers can use this website to translate words to and from their native language.
  2. When learning new words in a foreign language, students can use this website to translate those words from English to another language or from another language to English.
  3. After students learned a new saying they liked or discovered a phrase that they wanted to remember, they can click the “Star” button to save it. They can also click the “Square” button to save the language and paste it into another document. Teachers can then require students to use the saying in a piece of writing in the future.
  4. Students can use this website to create a quiz. For example, students can create a vocabulary quiz using the Quiz Pedia app. Next, they can upload a picture that represents a word. Students can then use Google Translate to identify four words in a foreign language. One word can represent the word, and the other words do not. Students can then add multiple questions using this strategy. When students finish making their quiz, they can share the link with their teacher who can then post it to a class website.
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A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity

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