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The foreign language copycat catcher - tech - 16 September 2013 - New Scientist

The foreign language copycat catcher - tech - 16 September 2013 - New Scientist | Google Apps in the Foreign Language Classroom | Scoop.it
A system that detects when a piece of text has been plagiarised could stop would-be cheaters using Google Translate to get them out of a course work hole

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, September 17, 2013 4:17 AM

THIS IS WHAT WE CALL "TRANSPLAGIARISM" OR CROSS-LANGUAGE PLAGIARISM

LAZY students take note – lifting an article off the internet, translating it into another language and presenting it as your own work won't necessarily go unnoticed. It used to be really tough to spot this kind of plagiarism, thanks to creativity on the part of online translators. Not any more.

A team led by Alberto Barron-Cedeno at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain, used a number of statistical methods to analyse suspicious-looking documents. One involved breaking each text down into fragments that were five sentences long and looking for elements of words that were similar in two languages.

Another method used a bilingual dictionary to automatically check how many words in each text were the same. The documents could also be translated into a language with a common root to make the analysis easier.

 

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Cheating is cheating...

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Twitter / wannateach13: languages are the key to open ...

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languages are the key to open the door to the world. #learn a #language, #teach a #language.open the door #wannateach http://t.co/YpQJAllZ5y
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1000 Words Challenge

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Let’s get talking! 1000 Words for all Not everyone will become a fluent linguist, but the aspiration for EVERYONE to have 1000 Words in another language is realistic and achievable.
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Students gain teaching experience through SIUE Foreign ...

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While some children spend their time playing, others remain in the classroom learning new languages – and SIUE students were the instructors. Foreign languages professor Debbie Mann coordinates the program in ...
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Going mobile with world languages | Edmentum Blog

Going mobile with world languages | Edmentum Blog | Google Apps in the Foreign Language Classroom | Scoop.it
Did you know that students who study a foreign language for four years or more typically outperform their classmates and colleagues in other areas?
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Culture in the Foreign Language Learning Classroom |

Culture in the Foreign Language Learning Classroom | | Google Apps in the Foreign Language Classroom | Scoop.it
The link between foreign language learning and culture learning has been established by the linguists and anthropologists a long time ago. The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages has concluded that ...
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Anchor Charts in the World Language Classroom? Mais Oui! | TWO ...

Anchor Charts in the World Language Classroom? Mais Oui! | TWO ... | Google Apps in the Foreign Language Classroom | Scoop.it
Though they could read and write fluently in English, they were still learning the vocabulary and structure of their second language. My thoughts immediately went to the book Smarter Charts by Marjorie Martinelli and Kristine ...
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Think twice, speak once: Bilinguals process both languages | Penn ...

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Bilingual speakers can switch languages seamlessly, likely developing a higher level of mental flexibility than monolinguals, according to Penn State linguistic researchers.
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Seven new world languages come to Words with Friends | Gamezebo

Seven new world languages come to Words with Friends | Gamezebo | Google Apps in the Foreign Language Classroom | Scoop.it
Donde es my iPad? Okay, so I've never been that great with second languages, but I've always desperately wanted to learn: and now I just might be able to do that, all while playing one of my favorite mobile word games!
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31.Papua New Ginea-one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world, with 841 languages recorded.... http://t.co/3c01nLnSbz
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BBC World celebrates Pablo Neruda's 'Poem 15' in 21 languages - DigitalJournal.com

BBC World celebrates Pablo Neruda's 'Poem 15' in 21 languages - DigitalJournal.com | Google Apps in the Foreign Language Classroom | Scoop.it
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BBC World celebrates Pablo Neruda's 'Poem 15' in 21 languages
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European Day of Languages - Check out this list of events in the European Union


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Planet Veritas - Language News's curator insight, September 26, 2013 6:35 AM

Check out this list of events in the European Union for the European Day of Languages

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12 Roles For Google Drive In The Classroom

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12 Roles For Google Drive In The Classroom

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Integrating Sustainability Education in the Second Language ...

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Europe map. “Nachhaltigkeit” is the German word for “sustainability,” and many education professionals hope this and other translations of the word will become commonplace in the second language classroom.
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Languages, camera, action: using film to inspire your students - The Guardian (blog)

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The Guardian (blog) Languages, camera, action: using film to inspire your students The Guardian (blog) Those of us involved in teaching languages – and anyone who's experienced the satisfaction derived from mastering another language – will find...
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Online Translation: Do we need still to learn foreign languages? -

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BBC programme on translation on the world wide web by reporter Lara Lewington who explores how globalization has boosted the importance of foreign languages. ... This is why language classes in traditional classrooms are very big business globally.
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Tons of Ideas on How to Use Google Apps in your Classroom ...

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George Couros has recently shared a tweet about a wonderful resource on Google Apps in education. This is basically a work in progress in which educators and teachers from different educational stripes contribute with their ideas on how to ...
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Common Core State Standards for World Languages on Pinterest!

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Click here to check out our Common Core State Standards for World Languages board on Pinterest! Happy Pinning!
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Google Translate 2.0 Features New Design, Handwriting Support ...

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After a dearth of updates that lasted for a year and a half, here comes a new update to the official iOS app of Google Translate.
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It's European Day of Languages #EDL2013 - Here's a great poster with quotes &proverbs about languages in EU languages http://t.co/MTC3nzocZQ
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