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We Speak Translate Training - Cowichan Intercultural Society #2

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Cowichan Intercultural Society

205 - 394 Duncan St.

Duncan, BC BC V9L 3W4

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The We Speak Translate project is a first of its kind collaboration between Google Translate and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) utilizing the Google Translate app for refugee resettlement and newcomer inclusion in communities.

Upon completion of the 40-minute training, participants receive a We Speak Translate decal, a visible symbol of inclusion and commitment to promoting diversity and communication across language barriers. Familiarity with the Google Translate app establishes a common platform for communication while newcomers develop their English language skills.

Google is humbled and excited to be supporting this project with the goal of helping new Canadians make the often challenging transition to life in Canada through language and engagement - Roque Silva, Interaction Designer, Google Translate


Training Goals & Benefits:

  1. Encourage welcoming communities that value diversity, inclusion and integration.

  2. Become familiar with the Google Translate app (free, downloadable app for smartphones and tablets).

  3. Establish a common platform for communication with newcomers while English language skills develop.

Workshop Format:

  1. Introduction and overview of project/objective

  2. Google Translate training presentation

  3. Explore the capacity of the Google Translate app

  4. Learn how to effectively use the Google Translate app

  5. Interact with the app

  6. Distribution of We Speak Translate decals

We Speak Translate Training Facilitator:

Kate Longpre is the Community Integration Coordinator at ICA. Kate works strategically across sectors to ensure that resettled refugees entering the Greater Victoria area are successfully integrated into welcoming communities. Kate approached Google Translate in September 2016 with the idea for the We Speak Translate project. In April 2017 the project launched in Victoria, BC, the first location worldwide to initiate the project.

Project website: http://www.icavictoria.org/community/we-speak-translate/

Project Instagram: wespeaktranslateica


Project Media:

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/

http://citiesofmigration.ca/webinar/wespeaktranslate/

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FAQs

What should I bring into the event?

Please bring your smartphone or tablet.

How can I contact the training facilitator with any questions?

Please feel free to contact Kate Longpre, ICA Community Integration Coordinator, klongpre@icavictoria.org or 250-388-4728 ext. 167.

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