DVSD WORLD LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT TRANSLATOR USE POLICY
While it is acceptable to look up individual words and expressions to enlarge your vocabulary, to ensure that a student's writing and/or speaking sample is representative of the student's authentic abilities ("write/say what you can, not what you cannot”), use of ANY translator to do the conjugation or adaptation of any word or to provide a student with an entire phrase in the target language is prohibited. The use of a translator should not be more than that of a French/German/Spanish-English dictionary providing the simple noun, adjective, adverb, or infinitive verb translation of a word.
If a student is found in violation of this policy, the following course of action will take place:
- First Offense: Sentence/passage deemed invalid and will lose up to 20% of grade
- Second Offense: 0% for assignment
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