Machine Translation: How good is it really? Can it be used in class?

  • Session E

Presenter(s): Stephen Lander

Machine Translation (MT) is now freely available online and some, including EFL materials writers, claim its quality is very high. This interactive workshop examines how modern online MT systems work and how well they translate from German, French, and Italian into English. It concludes with a discussion as to whether and how MT might be used in the EFL classroom.