Microsoft Translator for Education
Create a more inclusive classroom for both students and parents with live translation and captions
What is Translator for Education?
The Translator for Education site provides free resources, tools, and how-to guides for live captioning and translation in the classroom. Schools are increasingly diverse. Teachers manage many types of learners, including students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) who require assistive technology, and language learners (and their parents) who may not speak or understand the language of the classroom well. Microsoft Translator helps bridge these communication gaps, supporting accessible classroom learning with live captioning, cross-language understanding, and even multilingual casual conversations to help with student integration.
Lectures & Presentations
Start using the Translator apps to translate and caption live presentations and engage students who are non-native speakers, deaf or hard of hearing, dyslexic, or having trouble taking notes.LEARN MORE
Engage parents and the school community by providing real-time language translation for parent-teacher conferences.LEARN MORE
Discuss group projects and work together across many languages for English Language Learners and deaf or hard-of-hearing students.LEARN MORE
The Translator app's conversation feature helps teachers better communicate with students in class or for one-on-one conversations.LEARN MORE
Lectures and Presentations
Watch how a group of Chinese students used the Translator multi-device conversation feature to interact with a live, captioned, and translated presentation.
Learn how to have a live, translated parent-teacher conference using the Translator app. Parents can download the app in advance, scan or enter the conversation code when they arrive, and translations appear on their device in real-time. We even provide fully translated letters you can send to parents in their languages to tell them how to participate.
In this video, a group of students must work together to finish an assignment. However, language and hearing barriers exist which make the group study effort difficult. Watch how the Translator app's conversation feature is a useful resource when attempting to communicate in real-life scenarios.
In this video, a professor and a student who is hard-of-hearing are meeting one-on-one. The student is having difficulty reading the professor’s lips, so she takes out pen and paper to communicate, but it’s very time-consuming and inefficient to write every sentence on paper. Watch how Translator can be a useful resource when attempting to communicate in real-life scenarios.
Learn about the Translator app's conversation feature and how you can have live, translated parent-teacher conferences in your chosen language.PARENT RESOURCES PAGE
Use the Translator app in school, on campus, for study groups, and other situations where captions and translations are needed. Share the app with friends to start a live conversation and break communication barriers.STUDENT RESOURCES PAGE
Read how Translator can help students pass their final exams, break language barriers during parent-teacher conferences, and create inclusive environments for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.CASE STUDIES PAGE