Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Google Reader Now Translates RSS Feeds

As I've written before, the Google Translate application can be useful for ESL/EFL students as well as for native English speakers trying to learn a new language. I've personally been using Google Translate as I prepare for my trip to China in April. Yesterday, Google announced that RSS feeds can now be translated inside Google Reader.

Applications for Education
What this announcement from Google means for foreign language and ESL teachers and students is that if there is a website, written in a foreign language, that you follow and translate frequently, you can now subscribe to an RSS feed that is translated for you.

Not sure what RSS is or what it can do for you? Check out this video from Common Craft.

Watch the same video with Chinese subtitles or another language of your choice here.