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Student Resources

Use Microsoft Translator to communicate inside and outside the classroom

Translate and caption live conversations

Schools have become increasingly diverse. English Language Learners and deaf or hard-of-hearing students require technology that helps them to communicate inside and outside the classroom. The Translator app helps break these communication barriers so all students can be a part of the conversation.

Live, in-person conversations can be both captioned and translated – making this an important tool for group conversations and one-on-one chats. The Translator app is also an essential tool for study abroad students who are learning the local language.

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Group conversations

The Translator app's multi-device conversation feature helps English language learners, deaf, or hard-of-hearing students better communicate with one another in class or for one-on-one chats.

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One-on-one chats

Use the microphone or split-screen microphone to translate between two languages using a single device. The split-screen mic can be found by tapping the green microphone button.

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Study Groups

Discuss group projects and work together across many languages. Perfect for English language learners and deaf or hard-of-hearing students.

Translator for study groups

In this video, a group of students must work together to finish an assignment, but language and hearing barriers exist which make the group study effort difficult. Watch how Translator can be a useful resource when attempting to communicate in real-life scenarios.

Translator on campus

At the Rochester Institute of Technology, a visitor is late for an on-campus job interview and stops to ask for directions. He soon realizes the student is hard of hearing. Watch how Translator can be a useful resource when attempting to communicate in real-life scenarios.

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Supported languages

Visit our languages page to see if your language is supported in the apps.

The Translator conversation feature in the appsLEARN MORE

Translator app features

Have real-time, translated conversations with captions, translate menus and street signs without an internet connection, and translate web pages and app content with one tap.