Translating Language by Using the Azure Speech Service


Translating Language with Azure Speech Service
1m 7s

In this course, you’ll learn about the Azure Speech and Translator services. You’ll learn about the key features and what’s possible with each of these services. You’ll find out how these services can be used with SDKs, REST APIs, and the command-line interface. You’ll see demos of the Translator, Speech-to-text, and Text-to-speech services in action and understand how to use them.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the main capabilities of the Azure Speech service
  • Learn available options for using the Azure Speech service
  • Translate text using the Translator service
  • Translate speech to text
  • Translate text to speech

Intended Audience

This course is intended for developers or software architects who want to learn more about the Azure Speech and Translator services.


Intermediate knowledge of C# and coding techniques is required for this course. You’ll also need to be familiar with Azure concepts such as App Service and resources. An understanding of APIs is also required. We’ll be writing a little code and will be using Visual Studio Community Edition, so you’ll need a copy of that too.


Hi, my name is Jamie Maguire, and welcome to this course, Translating Language Using Azure Speech Services. I'm a software architect, developer, and Microsoft MVP in artificial intelligence. In this course, I'm going to show you how to use Azure speech services. You can find out more about me on my website at, or if you have more questions or just want to say hi, feel free to contact me on my Twitter account.

This course is suitable for people who want to learn more about using Azure speech services. In this course, we're going to learn about Azure speech services. Some of the topics that we'll cover will include: understanding the main capabilities of Azure speech services, looking at available options for using Azure speech services, learning how to translate text using the Translator service, seeing how to translate speech to text, seeing how to translate text to speech.

By the end of this course, you'll understand what's possible with Azure speech Services, you'll be aware of the main capabilities of Azure speech services and how to use them. Before beginning this course, you should have an Azure subscription and intermediate knowledge of coding techniques, you should also have an understanding of APIs and web services. We'll be writing a little code and using Visual Studio Community Edition, so you'll need a copy of that too. We'd love to get your feedback on this course, so be sure to give it a rating.

Are you ready to learn more about Azure speech services? Let's get stuck into the course.

About the Author

Jamie Maguire is a Software Architect, Developer, Microsoft MVP (AI), and lifelong tech enthusiast with over 20 years of professional experience.

Jamie is passionate about using AI technologies to help advance systems in a wide range of organizations. 

He has collaborated on many projects including working with Twitter, National Geographic, and the University of Michigan. Jamie is a keen contributor to the technology community and has gained global recognition for articles he has written and software he has built. 

He is a STEM Ambassador and Code Club volunteer, inspiring interest at grassroots level. Jamie shares his story and expertise at speaking events, on social media, and through podcast interviews. 

He has co-authored a book with 16 fellow MVPs demonstrating how Microsoft AI can be used in the real world and regularly publishes material to encourage and promote the use of AI and .NET technologies.