Side-by-Side Translate

This tool was created out of a need to meet students needs across the Central Valley. Many times I have seen students left behind because of the language barriers between them and their teachers. I have been working on this tool and know it will help those English Learners and will provide teachers with another UDL tool. I hope you enjoy Side-by-Side Translate!

Download Information: You may download the template here or via Teachers Pay Teachers. 3-day trial included. $5 purchase includes licensing for 1 teacher and provides unlimited student licenses (accessed via teacher email address, no student data is collected).


Side-by-Side Translate turns a Google Doc written in one language into a document with two languages, written side by side. This allows educators to share a wide variety of content that is accessible to ALL students. With a single step process, Side-by-Side uses Google Translate to convert from one language to another, aligning the text so that students can see connections between both languages. This product will benefit English Learner students and their parents, and provides a UDL tool for all students to use.

Example Documents

Steps to translate your document

Step 1) Download the template here ($5 purchase required after trial period, or download at Teachers Pay Teachers)

Step 2) Setup/Authorize the Apps Script

Step 3) Edit document or paste in your content

Step 4) Select “Translate Document” from the OTT-o-matic Functions menu, and choose your destination language (language codes can be found here)

Step 5) Use your side-by-side translated document as-is (or copy-and-paste to another file) for sharing and distribution

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