The perils of Google Translate (and other online translating tools)

Warning!  Using online translating tools to do your homework does not help you learn nor does it give an accurate picture of your working grade.  In fact they do very little to improve your ability in whatever language you are learning and can lull you into a false sense of security.

Remember, you won’t have access to them in your exams, nor will you be able to use them when having a conversation with a native speaker – they will get bored and find someone else to talk to!