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Google Translate

https://translate.google.com

The platform basically an online translator from one language to another. It has more than 15 languages and multiple combinations. Apart from translations the tool offers context examples, synonyms or antonyms of a word and audio pronunciation by native speaker.

Resource/Tool Description

Didactic Analysis

It is not good to use the platform for translations of more than one word at a time. If you try to translate a sentence or a text the translation will be literal and inadequate. The tool could be used for quick translation of an unknown word or to find synonyms or antonyms of a word. The option for listening to the word pronunciation is also very useful.

Pros and cons:
+ Audio with proper pronunciations of the words
+ Contexts and examples
+ Very easy to use
+ Easily accessible from any kind of device
– Incorrect translations of sentences or paragraphs.
– Not reliable tool

Google translate is good for everyday use, but always keep in mind that if you translate whole sentences or paragraphs it is very likely the translation not to be correct. Try to use it only for separate words

Technical Analysis

 

Complexity of the development / implementation of the content Online translation tool that supports pronunciation and voice reading
Comfort of use Easy
Skills and knowledge required Basic
Hardware requirements Computer, tablet, Smartphone, headphones
Software requirements No specific software requirements
Expected technological tendency/trend High, translation is based on deep learning algorithms to be more accurate. Text to speech for pronunciation
Open Source No Access Online
Mobile friendly Yes Registration required No

Additional Information

Target group

All Learners

Topic

Grammar, Listening comprehension, Vocabulary extension

url

https://translate.google.com

Mobile friendly

Yes

Access

Online

Language

Multiple languages

Level

A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2