32 – Google Translate

UP 13 places in 2020

Google Translate is a free online service for instantly translating text and web pages.

Website: google.com/translate
Cost: Free.
Availability: Online

Ranking on the 2020 sub-lists

Top 100 Tools for
Personal Learning: 19
Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning: 36
Top 100 Tools for
Education: 41

Overall rankings in the 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 32 2019: 45 2018: 97 2017: 137 2016: 93 2015: 54 2014: 64
2013: 77 2012: 57 2011: – 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Google Translate as one of their top tools

“As an immigrant, I need some performance support on my language every now and then. I love the options of using a camera, handwriting or voice.” Project Manager, USA, 2020

“There are times I need to communicate with someone who speaks another language and an interpreter is not available. While not perfect, google translate allows me to communicate with others when it was not previously possible.” Teacher, 2020

Quick Guide to Google Translate

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Google Translate for teaching, training, learning and development.

Get access to the Quick Guide sections at the bottom of each of the Tools page (for guidance and resources on how to use the tool for teaching, training and learning) for just £15.

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