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Koen Timmers and Angeles Soriano: Breaking Language Barriers via Skype Translator

by Koen Timmers and Angeles Soriano Expert Educator Columnists, Belgium and Spain 14:30. Angels just finished her lessons in a sunny Spain. Koen is teaching his class remote in a cloudy Belgium. Both are meeting up using Skype to collaborate on a column. Except… for this time they are speaking in their own language. Skype Translator is translating their words on the fly. After using this cutting edge tool, both educators are really excited. A wonderful experience. Let’s move to Belgium. Koen: The first time you send an email, the first website you visit, your first smartphone, your first Skype Translator call. All unforgetable moments. Let’s take a closer look at this cutting edge tool. Skype Translator is in preview. You can request an invite at http://www.skype.com/en/translator-preview/. After installing the Windows 8 app, you can choose a voice which will represent you (see above picture). Later, you can choose your language. Unfortunately Dutch isn’t current supported so the call would happen in Spanish – English. Don’t expect Skype to translate your words in text. No …