collaborate, communicate, create
Here is a handy tool for LOTE teachers and anyone else wanting to communicate in languages other than English. Google Translate can do three great things:
Languages supported are:
Google Translate seems like it could be very useful, however you may need a Google account to use it.
No account needed to use the widget. See my post:
In 2008, my year 9/10 ICT elective class particpated in a “cross culture blogging” activity. Post prompts were to be responded on a fortnightly basis. The schools were from three countries – Australia, USA and Korea. The Korean students blogs were all in Korean, so it was a real challenge for my year 9 and 10 students to try and interpret these posts as they had to respond back via comments.
However, using google translator and a lot of trial and error we were able to, in the main translate and keep conversations going between the two countries. We felt a sense of pride and achievement in being able to do so.
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