An incredible voice activated translation app that can be used to help with pronunciation, lexis and encouraging learners to experiment with learning English inside and outside the classroom.
Learners speak into their devices – iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, and the app provides an audio translation of what was said. There are 42 available languages. Some translations are not explicit as they could be but I still think it is an amazing app.
I have used iTranslate Voice in a grouped class race activity where I have boarded a couple of phrases in Spanish for students to translate into English and shout out once they think they have the correct answer. I then put jumbled phrases in English on the board for learners to order the by using iTranslate to hear the phrase in L1 to check what the correct order of the words should be.
iTranslate for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is a quick and easy translation app that allows learners to choose from 92 languages from Burmese to Swahili, and switch between them depending on where they come from.
I have found the app useful with low-level learners who are unable to communicate their ideas with ease and find another way to say the same thing. By putting in the words in their L1, iTranslate gives learners a visual record of new lexis, that they can consult again in their own time by referring to the “history” of the words they have looked up.