Using text-to-speech and the language translation tool in MyPath (instructions for students)

Transcription and audio support are important language features in Imagine MyPath. The transcription feature is called the language translation tool—it changes the text on the page from English to one of over 60 additional languages. 

The audio feature is called text-to-speech, and it reads the text to you out loud. It is available in several of the same languages as the language translation tool. You can view the list of languages in step 5 of this article.

 Note

Your teacher must grant you access to these features by enabling them in your student profile. They must be enabled separately for MyPath Reading, MyPath Math, Imagine Science Corner, and Imagine Purpose. Talk to your teacher if you'd like to use these features and don't see them in your account.

To change the language and hear the text read aloud (instructions for students):

  1. Log in to the Imagine MyPath suite.
  2. Click Go on the applicable subject.
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  3. Select Go on the next lesson. 
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  4. To use the language translation tool: Click English in the top right of the screen. 
    NMP-Students-translation-click_english.png
  5. If needed, click More to view additional languages; then click the desired language.

    Click HERE to see the list of languages available for text translation. 

    The entries marked with an asterisk (*) indicate the languages that also support text-to-speech functionality.
    Language Text-to-Speech
    Amharic  
    Arabic x
    Armenian x
    Bengali  
    Bosnian  
    Chinese x
    Croatian  
    Czech x
    Danish  
    Dutch x
    Estonian  
    Filipino  
    Finnish x
    French x
    German  
    Greek x
    Gujarati  
    Hatian Creole  
    Hebrew  
    Hindi x
    Hmong  
    Hungarian x
    Indonesian x
    Italian x
    Japanese x
    Kazakh  
    Korean x
    Kurdish  
    Lao  
    Latvian  
    Lithuanian  
    Malayalam  
    Maori  
    Marathi  
    Nepali  
    Norwegian x
    Pashto  
    Persian/Farsi  
    Polish x
    Portuguese x
    Punjabi  
    Romanian  
    Russian x
    Samoan  
    Serbian  
    Shona  
    Sinhala  
    Slovak  
    Slovenian  
    Somali  
    Spanish x
    Swahili  
    Swedish x
    Tamil  
    Telugu  
    Thai  
    Turkish x
    Ukrainian  
    Urdu  
    Vietnamese  
    Yoruba  
  6. The translation appears on the screen.
    NMP-Students-translation-translation_appears.png

     Note

    Once you activate a language, you will have continued access every time you log in to MyPath, and the selection remains until your learning path is updated or a new school year starts.
  7. To use text-to-speech: Highlight the text you want to listen to, then click the speaker icon in the bottom left corner of the screen and click Play to hear the text read aloud.

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     Note

    To listen to the entire page starting from the top left corner, click Play without first highlighting a portion of text.