DigCompEdu Competence area

4.1 Assessment strategies

Progression Level

Integrator (B1)

Minimum digital skills level of Students


Minimum digital skills level of Educators


Learning/Teaching situation

For students who wish to ameliorate their pronounciation skills in another language.

Target group

Teachers and learners want to assess second language pronunciation.


  • Tablet

  • Smartphone
  • Internet access

  • Google translation app installed 


Google Translate app is a free application for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

The app’s 500 million users are able to translate between up to 103 languages in a number of ways. You can type words and sentences, speak them to the device by tapping the microphone, or even use your finger to handwrite.

How to do it (step by step)

Step 1

Open the Translate app.


Step 2

At the top of the screen, tap the language buttons to select the languages to translate between.


Step 3

 Tap Speak. If this button is grayed out, the spoken language can’t yet be translated.


Step 4

When told to “Speak now,” say what you want to translate.


Step 5

On the top of the screen of your device check if what you have spoken is recognized.

If everything is recognized your pronunciation is very good otherwise you can see your mistakes on words didn’t recognized correctly.


Step 6

You can repeat the same process as many times as you like and with simple or more complex texts. It works with most supported languages.


Step 7

You can also type a text and then press the speaker icon on top left to listen it with correct pronunciation.


There is more…

You can use google translate similar way in a pc or laptop by visiting the webpage : https://translate.google.com/

See Also

For more information and support you can visit the official support webpage : https://support.google.com/translate/