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Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Research in Management & Technovation

Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 28

Using Google translate in teaching and learning activities for English – medium – instruction (EMI) subjects

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2021KM40

Citation: Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Research in Management & Technovation, Vu Dinh Khoa, Shivani Agarwal, Gloria Jeanette Rincon Aponte, Nguyen Thi Hong Nga, Vijender Kumar Solanki, Ewa Ziemba (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 28, pages 253258 ()

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Abstract. In the age of globalization, translation has tended increasingly necessary in bilingual classrooms. The advancement of technology has provided useful tools for making translation easier and more convenient. The automatic tool ``Google translate'' is increasingly popular and used in many teaching-learning activities recently. The study provides a comprehensive and new insight into the strengths and weaknesses of Google translate. Through the comparison of machine translation and human translation on the aspects of task response, coherence, lexical resource, grammar and accuracy, it shows that there are some limitations in machine translation. which affects the quality of the translations. However, machine translation still plays an important role in supporting users, in terms of time and economic efficiency. Google Translation is a productive tool to assist individuals in learning and teaching in the field of specialized English-medium-instruction subjects


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