Showing posts with label Quick Translation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quick Translation. Show all posts

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Microsoft Translator Bookmarklet

The Microsoft Translator Bookmarklet is a simple little tool for translating the content on any webpage. To use the Microsoft Translator Bookmarklet just specify the language that you want content to be translated into then install the bookmarklet. Then whenever you're viewing a webpage you can click on the browser bookmarklet to translate the page. Installing the bookmarklet is a simple drag and drop process.

Applications for Education
I'm not sure how accurate the translations provided by Microsoft Translator are, but if it's not accurate that provides a learning opportunity. You could ask students to correct errors in translation.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Quick Translator - Compare Auto-Translators

Google Translate can be a good tool for translating documents, websites, and other text-based materials. However, sometimes you may want to check that translation against another service's translation. In other cases you may come across some text that is in a language that you don't recognize and want to have it translated. In both of those situation, Quick Translator can help you out.

To use Quick Translator just paste a chunk of text into the translation box and select the language in which you wish to read that text. Quick Translator auto detects the language of the text you paste into the translation box. The translations will then be completed by Quick Translator using both Google Translate and Microsoft Translator.

Applications for Education
Quick Translator could be a good tool for students learning a foreign language to check their own translations. Quick Translator could also be handy for grabbing news stories from foreign sources, translating them, and then comparing the reporting of international news stories from multiple perspectives.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Collaborate on Translations in Translator Toolkit
New from Google - Dictionary & Search Translations
Automatic Translation in Google Chrome

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.