We Speak Translate App - free webinar training on Dec 12. Register now! There are a few spots still available

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We Speak Translate App - free webinar training on Dec 12.  Register now! There are a few spots still available

The 'We Speak Translate Project' is a collaboration between Google Translate and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA). It utilizes the Google Translate App for refugee resettlement and newcomer inclusion in communities. The project involves training community stakeholders, organizations and institutions in the Google Translate App.

The RRLIP  (Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership) will be hosting Regina-specific training, with the next webinar session to be held Dec. 12/17 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am (Regina time) at the RRLIP office - 2220 - 12th Ave.  

The We Speak Google Translate App training is free.

In the absence of a professional translator, and when complete accuracy isn’t necessary, the Google Translate App is a very helpful resettlement and integration tool to create moments of connection with newcomer populations (You can translate text, handwriting, photos and speech in over a hundred languages with the Google Translate App (different numbers of languages for different functions).
Not all world languages are available for translation, however Google Translate relies on its community of users to provide feedback about what languages are still needed. Google really wants feedback about the app.
The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria worked with Google to repurpose the existing Google Translate App to make it more user-friendly, and to provide the We Speak Translate App training to communities under the We Speak Translate Project

To register for the webinar training and watch it in the comfort of your own agency, home or business, use this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/we-speak-translate-training-webinar-regina-regionlocal-immigration-partnership-registration-39231396162  
To register and attend the training at the RRLIP Project Office, call 306-791-6841 or email    (indicate webinar training – Dec 12th). Space is limited to 20 seats.


If desired, there is an additional cost of approximately $7.00 if you’d like to receive a decal after the training is complete. The decal becomes a visual symbol of inclusion for your agency or business
The training is approximately 40 minutes in length. It is very helpful, in order to make the best use of the tool.

The Google Translate App is free to download. 

To download to I-phones and I-pads, androids or computers, use this  link: https://support.google.com/translate/answer/6350850?co=GENIE.Platform%3DiOS&hl=en  
The App is quite user friendly and with practice, becomes a handy tool to use to communicate with newcomers

Training Goals & Benefits:

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.

Workshop Format:

Introduction and overview of project/objective
Google Translate training presentation
Explore the capacity of the Google Translate app
Learn how to effectively use the Google Translate app
Interact with the app

There will be opportunity for future webinar training, as well as opportunity to request a specific date for your organization, with the option of hosting it in your own office. Please contact the RRLIP at 306-791-6841 or email  to discuss details. 

For background information about the launch of the program, see articles below: 

http://www.vicnews.com/news/local-cultural-association-breaking-down-language-barriers-for-newcomers/   

http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1096563    

http://www.cheknews.ca/theres-an-app-for-that-google-translate-launches-pilot-project-in-victoria-299374/   

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/google-translate-enlisted-to-help-victoria-businesses-serve-immigrants-1.13963730   

http://citiesofmigration.ca/good_idea/we-speak-translate/    

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