Jul 18, 2023

How to Translate the Canva for Education & NGPF Templates for Your ELL Students

Earlier this year, NGPF partnered with Canva for Education to design a collection of 30 financial literacy templates for use in the classroom. By using the Google Translate app within Canva, you can quickly translate the designs to more than 100 languages to support multilingual learners. Learn how.

Canva for Education is 100% free for K-12 districts, schools, teachers, and their students. Canva has many apps on their platform, one of which is the Google Translate app. Please note that as a machine translation, Google Translate will likely have some errors, but it is a powerful classroom tool to help multilingual learner students access resources. 

Canva’s platform makes it easy to provide those translations by following these steps:

1. Select a template from the Canva for Education & NGPF collection


2. Click the Customize this template buttonScreenshot of the customize this template button in canva


3. Locate the Google translate app by scrolling to the bottom of the left section where you see “Translate.” It is also located in the apps section. Screenshot of the Google Translate app in Canva apps


4. Click on Translate and select language. Click the translate button.Screenshot of Canva screen where you choose a language for translation.


5. Canva will generate a translated image.A portion of a translated template


You can save this template in various ways for future use by clicking the share button in the upper righthand corner.A screenshot of Canva's share button



For ideas on how to use Canva/NGPF templates, see NGPF’s how-to guide

Canva for Education is 100% free for K-12 districts, schools, teachers, and their students. Translating up to 500 pages monthly is available with Canva for Education. This is for each user and resets at the beginning of each billing month (not calendar month). 

Translate is available for all templates except Canva docs. See more information about the translate feature in Canva. 



NGPF offers many of resources in Spanish. Find them in the Spanish & ELL directory, a one-stop shop to make it easier for you to locate all NGPF Spanish language resources in one place.

About the Authors

Chris Salm

Chris (ella/she/her) joined NGPF full-time as a project manager and Spanish translator after 13 years as an educator in NY. She is a graduate of St. Louis University in Madrid, Spain with a degree in International Business. She has a Masters in Teaching from Pace University in New York and a certification in translation from NYU. She brings organizational skills to the team at NGPF, helping to ensure every high school student graduates financially literate. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and going back home to Spain with her husband and two children. She also enjoys running with her dog and exploring nature.

Hannah Rael

As NGPF's Marketing Communications Manager, Hannah (she/her) helps spread the word about NGPF's mission to improve the financial lives of the next generation of Americans.

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