A parent's hand and teacher's hand using a single mobile device with the Translator conversation feature

Parent Resources

The Translator app helps parents and teachers communicate with live, translated captions

Parent-teacher conferences

What is the Microsoft Translator conversation feature?

The Microsoft Translator conversation feature translates live, in-person conversations, enabling two or more people to interact either one-on-one or for larger group interactions.

Why use the conversation feature during Parent-Teacher Conferences?

The Translator conversation feature lets you speak to teachers and school staff when there are communication barriers. You can use the conversation feature for:

  • One-on-one meetings with teachers and school staff
  • Group settings such as school orientation meetings
  • Assemblies for parents that are not yet fluent in the school staff’s language
Microsoft Translator for Education: Parent-Teacher ConferencesLearn how Microsoft Translator can be used to engage parents with their children's teachers and school community by providing real-time language translation for parent-teacher conferences.
LIVE CONVERSATION

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Learn how Microsoft Translator can be used to engage parents with their children's teachers and school community by providing real-time language translation for parent-teacher conferences.

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Microsoft Translator live feature in actionIn this demo video, English, French, and German are spoken and translated into Italian speech and text.
LIVE CONVERSATION

Live conversation in action

The Microsoft Translator conversation feature transforms your favorite device into your own personal universal translator where you can have captioned and translated conversations with people who speak other languages. In this demo video, English, French, and German are spoken and translated into Italian. Microsoft Translator supports over 60 languages.

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How to translate conversations

Parents can join live conversations using the Translator app, once teachers or school staff have created the conversation.

Here’s how to join a live Translator conversation:

1. Choose a device: Android, iOS, Windows 10, or your browser. Here is a list of compatible devices and platforms

2. Join a conversation by entering the conversation code or scanning the conversation’s QR code

3. Choose your language

4. Start chatting! Use the microphone feature by pressing and speaking, or simply type your text. You’ll see the translated text of the Conversation in your language – even if other users are speaking in a different language.

More parent resources

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Supported Languages

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

LANGUAGES PAGE
The Translator app using the conversation featureLEARN MORE

Translator conversation feature

Learn how to use the Translator conversation feature from the app or in your browser. Visit this page to check out all the features and download the app.

TRANSLATOR APP FEATURES PAGE
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Case Study

Learn how a middle school used the Translator app to have a multilingual parent meeting.

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