Machine translation in the language classroom

  • Session C

Presenter(s): Alice Delorme Benites

This workshop is based on the findings of a large project on machine translation literacy in university contexts. We will first present results from a survey conducted throughout all Swiss universities on current practices and attitudes towards machine translation (DeepL, Google Translate, etc.) and language learning in higher education. We will also highlight recent relevant work on integrating MT in language-teaching settings. Based on this input, the participants will work in groups to develop concrete scenarios to exploit the potential of MT for language classes, and will then share these in plenum. This workshop is primarily aimed at teachers involved in secondary, tertiary, and adult education. However, teachers at other levels are also welcome to participate.