This is a neat site that one of my students found after I had them do the work the “long” way using Google translate. I gave my students a map of Europe and had them look up a common word using Google Translate. This killed a few birds with one stone because we were able to 1) remind us where countries were in Europe, 2) had them research the predominant language in each country, 3) had them make hypothesis as to the LANGUAGE FAMILIES that each country belonged to, and 4) had them put in use the word “ISOGLOSS” to distinguish where languages diverge.
Here is a picture of my finished product that the kids did for their notebook.
I think I will still have them complete this assignment using the new website, the only bad thing is that it doesn’t tell them what the predominant languages are for each country. Here is the cool website: European Word Translator.