Investigating the Impact of Computer-Aided Translation Tools for French Language Students in Colleges of Education: A Focus on French to Igbo Language Translation

Udeh Vanessa Georgina


This study explores the impact of computer-aided translation tools on French language students in Colleges of Education, with a specific focus on French to Igbo language translation. The research adopts a survey research approach to collect data from participants who are familiar with different translation tools. The survey, administered through Google Forms, was distributed to closed French student groups on social media platforms. The questionnaire included questions regarding participants' knowledge, experience, and actual usage of the tools to ensure valid responses. A total of 130 students participated in the survey, which consisted of 5 questions, including both open-ended and close-ended questions. The questionnaire aimed to reveal participants' backgrounds, and the nature of the impact observed when using computer-aided translation tools. Descriptive statistics were employed to analyze the data, while t-tests were conducted to test the formulated hypotheses. Microsoft Excel and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) were used for data analysis. The results of the study indicate that computer-aided translation tools have a positive impact on translation efficiency, vocabulary assistance, and consistency in translations. The findings suggest that integrating these tools into French language curricula in Colleges of Education could enhance translation outcomes and improve language learning experiences. This study contributes to the understanding of the benefits and implications of computer-aided translation tools in the context of French to Igbo language translation.


Investigation; french language students; computer-aided translation; tools; igbo language; outcomes

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