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The School Where Teachers Talk To Pupils Through A Computer Translator

28/07/2010 18:36 | Updated 22 May 2015

A school in Aston, Birmingham, has had to invest in electronic translators for every child, as only 60 accuracy rate.

The Headteacher, Jason Smith, claims the software has given his staff a better opportunity to communicate with children.

He went on to say 'We have a very diverse school - at any one time there are upwards of 30 different languages.

'We have always found this the biggest barrier to integrating a child into the school.'

However, critics believe the translators could be 'damaging and dangerous', and believe a better answer is to give foreign-speaking youngsters an intensive course in English.

Parents are also concerned that the English children are being neglected, with one father commenting: 'My boys say teachers are spending more time using the computer than teaching'

What do you think about the new translation system? Do you think it would help in your child's school?

Source: Daily Mail

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