“Why do I need to learn math when I have a calculator, Mommy?” This lazy logic to get out of math homework has been a popular one for the past 30 years. Prepare for that same excuse to make the leap to foreign language assignments.
Google has come up with “Conversation Mode” within Google Translate for Android. Still in developmental Alpha mode, and only available for English and Spanish, you simply press the microphone for your language and start speaking into your smartphone. Google Translate will translate your speech and read the translated version out loud.
Image the power and convenience of being in a foreign country and letting Google be your translator.