This Web Site Offers Free Translation To The Language Of Your Choice

Date posted - March 22, 2013

KIWA SpanishSheldon, Iowa — We’re always changing and adding to our web site. The web site is To address the fact that more and more people are moving to the area who do not speak English as their first language, we have made another addition.

KIWA Program Director Tom Traughber tells us about the new feature.

Traughber says the web site will always load in English first, but after you’ve chosen your language it will stay in that language until you choose another. Traughber gave us the directions for translating the site.

The translation is an automatic translation by Google. Traughber says the site can be translated into several languages.

Traughber tells us why KIWA decided to offer the translation feature.

Again, you can go to any page on, go to the bottom of the page, click translate and then the language in which you wan to view our site.

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5 Responses to “This Web Site Offers Free Translation To The Language Of Your Choice”

  1. Chad says:

    Last I checked we spoke English in America. If they can’t read it or speak it….go learn it.

    • Luan McQuown says:

      Actually, if you check our history, we have always had many people who speak other languages. Not only that, but knowing two or more languages is a very valuable commodity that is good for our country and international relations.

  2. Art says:

    Gosh we have a lot of bigots in northwest Iowa. Hypocrites too. Unless you or your ancestors came from England or another English-speaking country, your own relatives were in this very same situation. And for most of us living in northwest Iowa, it wasn’t that long ago! Your very own relatives probably didn’t speak English! But people worked with them and helped them learn.

    My relatives are Dutch. My dad is first generation American. He learned Dutch at home and English in school. My grandpa never learned English in school. He learned it by being around English speakers in the United States. How is that any different from what’s going on now? You might say — well people make it too easy to read in their native language now — what’s the incentive to speak English? Well, most businesses want everyone’s business, not just those who are fluent in English. And how are they going to learn English if we don’t help them along with tools like KIWA has provided?

    Open your eyes. The flag you’re waving represents a nation of immigrants. And unless you’re native American, you or your ancestors were/are immigrants too.

  3. john says:

    Call me a racist if you want but I say screw that! Make them learn English I am so sick and tired of everybody being forced to learn Spanish and everything changing to Spanish because illegals are to dumb and lazy to learn English.its redicilious!

  4. Art says:

    How would you “make them learn English”? If they don’t know how an English word translates to their language, how are they going to learn? That’s what this page is all about — learning English. You can translate it back and forth. It’s a way to learn. Have you ever tried to learn a foreign language? You don’t learn a new language by reading a book filled with words you don’t understand. Could you learn Chinese if I gave you a book filled with Chinese characters and no English?

    Who is saying we’re not going to teach them English??

    And who’s forcing you to learn Spanish, for Pete’s sake??

    I think the issue you’re more concerned with is illegal immigration, not translating a web site into different languages. I agree with you there. Something has to change.

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