Bilingual Communication Help with Microsoft Translator

Bridge the Gap with Microsoft Translator!  

If you find yourself in a pinch without an interpreter for a conference, you might want to try out the Microsoft Translator app.  It is a free app that can be downloaded onto your smartphone or iPad.  The app allows you to either type or speak phrases, and it translates into another language.  Microsoft Translator is also available online using any web browser or as a stand alone program that can be downloaded from the Software Center. We recommend practicing with the app prior to using it with parents. 

Microsoft Translator is also available as a PowerPoint add-in. This tool will allow you to use subtitles on your PowerPoint in addition to translating your presentation for viewers. Please submit a help ticket to get your local tech to download the Microsoft Translator add-in for PowerPoint. 

Visit the Software Center on your laptop to download the Translator for Edge App. This tool, when used with the Edge Browser, will give translation features for the material on the webpage. When viewing a webpage, the Translator tool will appear on right side of the url bar. 

The following videos capture the essence of Microsoft Translator and how it can help break down language barriers.   

For additional resources, visit or watch this video tutorial.  

Contact your local school TTIS for additional help.

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