The students’ perception in using Google Translate as a media in translation class

Maria Yanti, Lesly Martha C. Meka

Abstract


This Research describes students’ perception of using Google Translate as a media in Translation class. Perception in this research was what students think about Google Translate and how it affects them in the translating process. The research was focused on the advantages and disadvantages, solution and problem found in using Google Translate. The method used in this research was the descriptive method. The researcher analyzed the role of Google Translate for the translating process in class. The subject was the sixth-semester students and there were 64 students. In collecting the data needed, this research used questionnaires, translation task, and interviews as the instruments. It was 96% of students used Google Translate frequently. The results of this research showed that most students used Google Translate as a fast dictionary. The use of Google Translate frequently was for translating sentence by sentence and enriching students’ vocabulary. Almost all students realized that Google Translate could not be good media without rechecking. The students’ translation task score showed that the translation quality assisted by Google Translate was not good but also not bad. Additionally, the accuracy of Google Translate made students kept learning and practicing grammar and also improving their translation skills.


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Google translate, translation, media

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