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Instant Translate from Questionmark

The in-assessment translation tool for non-native speakers
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Winner of the ITCC Innovation Award 2022

Instant Translate wins ITCC Innovation Award

We, in partnership with SAP, was delighted to be awarded the 2022 ITCC Innovation Award  for our Instant Translate tool earlier this year. We’re passionate about making learning accessible to all, and with Instant Translate, organizations and test-takers can now mutually benefit from assessments that can be read in a chosen language instantly.

Translating assessments into multiple languages

Best-in-class translations

Questionmark’s award-winning Instant Translate tool operates via machine translation, allowing test-takers to highlight any text they want to see in their chosen language and get an instantaneous translation right on screen and in-assessment.

It’s a powerful tool for fully translating a question, or simply double-checking a test-taker’s understanding of a particular word or phrase, which is particularly helpful for those people taking a test in their non-native language. Its interactive nature also means test-takers benefit from automatic translations on-screen and total flexibility as to when they use it.

Instant Translate

Key benefits and features

  1. Fast and interactive: all translations happen on-screen and in-context instantly
  2. Fair and inclusive: helps candidates taking a test in their non-native language with the ability to succeed fairly
  3. Supports growth: supports organizations in delivering their assessments to new markets worldwide
  4. Reduces test-taker anxiety: supports candidates understanding so they are able to focus on the subject matter
  5. Cost-effective: a cost-effective option that places the power into test-takers’ hands
  6. Wide-reaching: has the ability to translate 21 target languages
  7. Highly flexible: gives test-takers the choice to turn the tool on and off per assessment depending on their needs
Creating assessments to be delivered globally

Supports 22 language options

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latvian
  • Norwegian (Bokmål)
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
Experiencing an assessment in another language

What makes Instant Translate different?

Instant Translate is designed to use machine translation in a very specific way. Rather than removing test-takers from where they are in order to have to find a difficult phrase in a newly translated document, Instant Translate from Questionmark is built to allow test-takers to view a translation side-by-side with the original text.

Better still, Instant Translate will only translate the words a test-taker highlights, avoiding the unnecessary process of scrolling through a full-page translation. In doing this, Instant Translate takes all the power of machine translation to generate instant and on-screen translations while also placing control in the test-taker’s hands.

The result is a tool that provides the most immediate benefit to the test taker, allowing them to take a test fairly, while also helping ameliorate potential ambiguities in stand-alone machine translations.


Inclusivity and Equity in Testing: Enabling Multilingual Assessments

This session looks at the importance and business need for multilingual assessments.

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