How can I translate Sentiments for my language?

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It is important for sentiments to be leveled to your class and match the language (both literally and culturally) that your students are learning in. To get a feel for sentiments, take a look at examples of them and how they are used.

When you first create your class, you are given the default set of sentiments, which are typically appropriate for English-language students in high school and above. However, sentiments are configurable on a per-class basis, and using the sentiment set selector you can pick between several pre-curated sets from our 90+ English language sentiments teachers and professors have contributed so far, as well as several alternate languages. (Spanish and beta sets for Irish/Gaelic and Arabic.)

A single class usually has between 50  and 60 sentiments.

Customizing beyond the pre-curated sets, or translating them is more involved.

 

Above you can see the three flavors of each sentiment (Gut/Concise, 1st person/subjective and 2nd person/objective) as well as a preposition if appropriate.

Additional details on each component of the sentiment are available here: 

Sentiments are also categorized in three high-level types: Cognitive, Analytical and Emotional, which help with the color-coding that is important to Ponder visualizations. 

When you contact support, we will share a google spreadsheet with you that you can update for your class.

Just let us know

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