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Purpose
  • Support Personnel

The We Speak Translate project is a first of its kind collaboration between Google Translate and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA), BC, Canada, which uses the Google Translate app to aid in refugee resettlement and newcomer inclusion in communities. The We Speak Translate project addresses the number one barrier to new immigrant integration – language – by re-purposing technology as a tool and symbol for welcoming communities – which value diversity and inclusion.

The We Speak Translate webinar’s length is 50 minutes and the suggested number of participants is 25-35 with a minimum number of 8 participants. The We Speak Translate training is free and it includes a facilitator, Google Translate training and We Speak Translate decals for all participants (there is a $6 fee for mailing decals to webinar participants).

Title We Speak Translate Project
Date launched April 2017
Duration Ongoing
Type of Resource Other [Free Webinar on using the Google Translate App]
Purpose Support Personnel
Online or Blended OL
Learning objectives The learning objectives of the webinar are the following:
  • Encourage welcoming communities that value diversity, inclusion and integration;
  • Become familiar with the Google Translate app (free, downloadable app for smartphones and tablets);
  • Establish a common platform for communication with newcomers while English language skills develop.
Target group Organizations, business, institutions and community groups
Evaluation results/ monitoring plan The evaluation of the project is available here.(October 2018)
Recognition or certification of learning Upon completion of the free, 50 minute training session, participants receive a We Speak Translate decal. A visible symbol of their community to promote diversity and communication across language barriers.
Financing and sustainability model Project funders:
United Way Greater Victoria
Google Translate
Leading Organization The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA)
Contact Person Kate Longpre, M.A.
Community Integration Coordinator
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
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Declan Croucher: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website http://www.icavictoria.org/community/we-speak-translate/