Are you looking for ways to translate the student lessons for your English Language Learners and ESL students? Google Translate is a great way to make accommodations for students who will learn better by reviewing content in another language.
In this article, you’ll learn how to use Google Translate to help your students learn from the AES system in their preferred language.
There are two ways to do this, depending on the format of the lesson content:
- Translate the on-screen lesson text
- Translate the lesson transcripts
Related Article: How Students Can Take Assessments in Another Language
How to Translate On-Screen Lesson Text with Google Translate
In the AES system, many of the eLearning lessons are text-based explanations. These types of lessons are most often found within HealthCenter21.
If your student will be working in a video-based lesson, go to the next section of this article.
To translate the text-based eLearning lessons into a different language, your students should follow the steps below for each lesson they will work through:
Have your student use the Google Chrome web browser to sign in at learn.aeseducation.com
Have your student click the module, the unit, and then the lesson you have assigned.
With the lesson open, the student should right-click on the page and select Translate to English from the menu.
At the top of their browser, a popup box will appear. Tell the student to click the three-dot menu.
From within the menu, click Choose another language, select their preferred language from the dropdown menu, and then click the Translate button.
Your student will now see the lesson content in the language they chose!
How to Translate the Curriculum Using Lesson Transcripts
Some of the eLearning lessons are video-based. These types of lessons are typically found within Business&ITCenter21, however, some of the health science lessons are also designed this way.
With these types of eLearning lessons, your students can’t translate the on-screen text and audio themselves. Because of this, we provide transcripts of the lesson content that you can download and translate to your students’ preferred language.
Note: Lesson transcripts only contain the transcribed narration of the lessons and do not include any of the supporting text your students see within the lessons. Because of this, the transcripts will not include lesson pages that are not narrated.
To download and translate the lesson transcripts for your students, follow 7 steps:
Sign in as a teacher at learn.aeseducation.com
On your My Classes tab, select your class and navigate to the Assignments tab.
Open the module assigned to your students and locate the transcript within the Teacher Resources of the Learn & Practice phase.
Open a second tab in your web browser and type https://translate.google.com/ to open Google Translate
In the right-side box of Google Translate, select your student’s preferred language. You can use the arrow dropdown to see a full list of available languages.
Return to the lesson transcript and copy the content you want to translate. Then paste it into the left-side box of Google Translate. You may find this easier to do with your browser tabs configured in a side-by-side view:
Note: Google Translate has a character limit, so you may need to copy and paste sections of the transcript instead of the full document at one time.
Copy and paste the translated content into a Word document or Google Doc to share with your ELL students.
Your student can now use that translated supplement as a reference while working through the eLearning lesson!
Other Tips for Using AES with Your ELL Students
While Google Translate can help your ELL students, teachers like you have found other ways to further support their students, such as:
- Creating a buddy system
- Allowing extra time on assessments
- And more!
Click below to discover how other teachers use AES with their ELL students: