Google Docs has had a translation option for quite a while, but until now you had to copy and paste your text in order to create a new translated document. Yesterday, Google announced that in the new version of Google Docs you can now create a new translated document with just one click. To create a new translated copy of your document just select “tools” then “translate document.” Google Docs will then prompt you to select a language. Once you’ve specified a language a new translated document will appear in your list of Google Docs. Google Docs now supports translation for 53 languages.
Applications for Education
If you have students that live in homes in which English is not the primary language, the new Google Docs translation option could be very useful. Now when you need to send a letter home, you can easily print it out in multiple languages.