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silofayses
Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 3:34:51 AM
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please help me with the comprehension and translation of this sentence. I cannot get the idea of the second part. "the main incentive" is related to "such devices" or "leaving the examination"?
"Certainly such concerns are not unfounded, as the sanctioned use of translation tools may undermine the actual language acquisition process or even the need to learn another language in the first place, potentially leaving examinations that forbid the use of such devices the main incentive for students to actually learn the language."
thar
Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 7:03:39 AM

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silofayses wrote:
please help me with the comprehension and translation of this sentence. I cannot get the idea of the second part. "the main incentive" is related to "such devices" or "leaving the examination"?

You would have better luck if you posted this in the English section.
Other languages is any language that does not already have is own section.

"Certainly such concerns are not unfounded, as the sanctioned use of translation tools may undermine the actual language acquisition process or even the need to learn another language in the first place,
potentially
leaving examinations [that forbid the use of such devices ]
as
the main incentive for students to actually learn the language."



To rephrase and shorten:

Translation tools undermine language acquisition.
Potentially
The main incentive to learn a language is just to pass an exam where you can't use a translation tool.

Bollocks, in my opinion. No translation tool is that reliable.Whistle
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