I am sure that many other language teachers face the same battle every day....Students that think Google Translate is a great tool to use in class. I acknowledge that if you are totally lost, it can help, but Google Translate is not a dictionary. It is not the omnipotent being that can make all foreign languages make sense. I forbid its use, but they still try, and I can tell every time. A fellow teacher recently shared this YouTube video with me and I can't wait to share it with my students.
Here is the link for you too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMkJuDVJdTw
I am always looking for any other suggestions to help kids stay away from translators. If you have any good ones, please comment on this post and share your ideas!