Translate Words and Sentences in over 80 Languages with Google Translate
Ease of Use9.5
Digizip | On 21, Aug 2014
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Suitable for: KS2/KS3Price: FREE
Google Translate App Review
It seems like everyday that Google is becoming smarter. With their Translate app, you can speak sentences or phrases and have the translation appear on the screen in the blink of an eye. In addition to speech, there’s also the option of typing out a sentence, copying and pasting from another app or even using your own handwriting.
The app currently supports voice recognition for English, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese and Spanish. Hopefully in the near future this list will grow to include other language inputs like French and German.
When you type in a translation, you can select from 80 worldwide languages to work with. Once the translation appears (almost instantaneously), some languages also support voice output where you can hear the translation read aloud. Just tap the small speaker icon to the right of a translation. Some of the voices sound quite robot-like but the ones that we thought worked well were: Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai.
For a free app, Google Translate is an absolute must for any iPad in the classroom. And the best part is, as it’s Google, it’ll likely be updated and improved every few months.