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Reverso | Free online translation, dictionary

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Reverso.net : Free online translation in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Portuguese, Hebrew, Japanese, English.
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Reverso is a portal of linguistic tools including: translation, dictionary, spell-checker,conjugation, grammar, pronunciation feature (just click on a word or a selection of words or on the voice icon). 
It is a free service mostly financed by advertising. 

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Duolingo | Learn English, Spanish and German for free

With Duolingo users learn a language for free, and simultaneously translate the Web.

 

Users read, listen to, and translate words and phrases.

 

They are shown words with translations and can can hear the words pronounced too.

 

To practice they type and or speak translations.

 

Activities start out with simple words and phrases and as they become more proficient, Duolingo gives them more challenging phrases.

 

Duolingo also awards users points and virtual badges.

 

Before Language practitioners become too anoyed, I want to emphasise Duolingo won't replace in-person instruction, but it is a good site for learners to use to practice writing and speaking a new language. One for ESOL learners as well.

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Phonetic Alphabet

A phonetic alphabet or spelling alphabet is a set of words used instead of alphabetic letters in radio communication. This page has a javascript phonetic translator.

Phonetic Alphabet is a free to use online tool that helps convert sentences into phonetic alphabets.
No registration is required.

 

Users just visit the website and type in a sentence.
Each word in the sentence is broken down into phonetic alphabets with each line dedicated for a single word.

The Phonetic Alphabet website also provides instructions on how to incorporate this tool into a blog, VLE, website etc.

 

An ideal resource for those engaged with "Emergency Service Training", Communications courses, armed service(s) training etc.

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Google Translate: Phrasebook

Le service Google gratuit de traduction en ligne permet de traduire instantanément du texte et des pages Web.
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Google has added a new feature for Google Translate called Phrasebook.
As the name suggests, Phrasebook can be used to save commonly used phrases.
This can be used, by learners (including ESOL/EFL/ESL etc.), as a language tool.
To begin with, Phrasebook will be empty, but learners can populate it with their phrases by clicking the star under a translation they’ve just made.
Now, even if they forget a word, they can click the Phrasebook icon above the upper-right corner of the box containing the translation to open their Phrasebook.
Select the word or phrase they want to use, loads it in the translation area with a click. They can filter phrases by language pair, or search for a specific phrase.
NOTE: The text-to-speech icons next to the phrases give them a vocal pronunciation.

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Language Labs - Translator Bookmarklet

The Microsoft Translator Bookmarklet is a simple little tool for translating the content of any webpage.


Ideal for learners to translate webpages into their own language.


To use the Microsoft Translator Bookmarklet users need to specify the language they want content to be translated into and then install the bookmarklet onto their own PC.


Whenever they're viewing a webpage they can click on the browser bookmarklet to translate the page.


Installing the bookmarklet is a simple drag and drop process.


Note: translations provided by Microsoft Translator may not be perfect but they can help 'learner understanding' of the content - which isn't in their native tongue.

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Transmiti - Google Translate Client

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Transmiti - Translate selected text or entire documents in no time!

Transmiti is a small (less than 800KB in download), portable Windows application that can translate selected text in any document or any Windows program without the need to open a browser window or upload the document currently being read.

Download the standalone .EXE file and run it. Highlight some text in a Word or PDF document, tap the specified hotkey and after a small delay, the translated text appears in a popup window. Users can, make the program automatically copy the translation to the clipboard and/or replace the highlighted text in the document, if editing is allowed.

Note: By default, the hotkey is set to the Windows key on your keyboard, I changed it to the F9 key. I also had some problems with the proxy settings in work but easily entered to allow it to work.

This may well be the tool learners, whose first language isn't English, are looking for to help them understand documents.

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