How to Use Google Translate to Support ELL Students

Translate Student eLearning Lessons to Another Language, such as Spanish / Español

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Written by Corinne Guinter
Updated over a week ago

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.

How to Translate the Student eLearning Lessons Using the Lesson Transcripts

To accommodate the needs of ELLs, you can download the eLearning lesson transcripts and translate them into 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.

To download and translate the lesson transcripts for your students, follow 7 steps:

Step 1

Sign in as a teacher at

Step 2

On your My Classes tab, select your class and navigate to the Assignments tab.

Step 3

Open the module assigned to your students and locate the transcript within the Teacher Resources of the Learn & Practice phase.

Step 4

Open a second tab in your web browser and type to open Google Translate

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

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

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:

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