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Study Groups

Use Microsoft Translator for group projects to communicate with English language learners and DHH students

Teamwork begins with communication

Collaborative learning and group projects are an important part of a student’s experience inside and outside the classroom. Communicating ideas is at the core of group study, and schools have become increasingly diverse when it comes to languages spoken by its student population. English Language Learners and deaf or hard-of-hearing students require technology that helps them communicate with other students, and the Translator app is a tool that helps break these communication barriers so all students can be a part of the conversation.

Students can start and join conversations between two people or up 100 people, from the mobile app or directly from their browser. If conversations are started from the browser, students can save the transcripts before ending the group chat, and share these transcripts with the group via email.

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Group conversations

The Translator app's 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.

Rochester Institute of Technology uses Translator to break communication barriers on campus, part 3 Watch how Translator can be a useful resource when attempting to communicate in real-life scenarios.

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.

Rochester Institute of Technology uses Translator to break communication barriers on campus, part 1 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.

LANGUAGES PAGE
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.

TRANSLATOR APP FEATURES PAGE