Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Quick Translation - Dictionary and Translation FF Add-on

Last week Tekzilla shared a quick tip about adding a dictionary to your Firefox browser. To add a dictionary install the Firefox add-on Quick Translation and select wiktionary in the configuration menu.

I had not heard of Quick Translation prior to watching Tekzilla so I installed and tried it out. I was impressed by how quickly I was able to have words and phrases translated by the service. I also liked that I was able to see the original content while also viewing the translated content. A video demonstration of Quick Translation is embedded below.



Applications for Education
The Quick Translation Firefox add-on could be a handy tool for ESL/ EFL students as well as for anyone that would like to be able to access a dictionary without having to leave the webpage they're viewing.