Internet/Translator Program Use Agreement for Foreign Language Students
Students: I agree not to use the internet for translation of foreign language documents at school or at home. I understand that doing so is considered cheating and will result in a grade of zero. I understand that using translation programs instead of doing my own work is detrimental to my language learning and that it robs me of the opportunity to learn. Furthermore, I understand that translator programs interpret words literally which is not true language transcription or translation. Because these programs are seldom accurate in providing correct translations, I will do my own translations to ensure their correctness in content and context.
Parents: I understand that if my student uses computer translation programs, he/she is cheating and will receive a grade of zero for the assignment. I have read the reasons stated above and understand why it is important for my student to do his/her own work.