Students are Learning Math in Different Languages

Mrs. Gross and Mrs. Davis are meeting the needs of their English as a Second Language (ESL) students in their Algebra/Geometry Connections classes by translating their notes, assignments, and assessments into different languages.  The teachers took the assignments that they currently use in the class and translated the languages to Spanish and Russian using Google Translate.  This free, online service is very easy to use and can be an effective tool to use for ESL students.  The students commented that the translations were accurate and helpful.  When asked if they wanted the teachers to continue to translate their work, they said “Yes definitively.”

To view an assessment sample, click here for the Spanish Version and here for the Russian Version.

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Posted on November 2, 2011, in Athena High Best Practices and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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