How to Set the Language in a Google Doc

When teaching a foreign language it can often be useful to have the students reset the language on their Google doc to reflect the language they are learning. This will allow them to note spelling errors and receive suggestions for correcting errors in the proper language.

If you would like to reset the language follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Docs, Sheets, or Slides home
    .google apps
  2. Click the Menu in the top-left corner of your screen.
  3. Click the Settings icon.
  4. On the Settings page, click the drop-down menu next to Language.
  5. Select the language you want to use.
  6. Click Save.

Or, you can go to your document>> select File>> Language>> English (United States).

Unfortunately, you currently cannot change language settings on Google Doc iOS app (iPad app). So what one needs to do is  log into the google browser (via safari on iPad) and enter Google docs. Create the document and set the language on the document. Now whenever you open the doc with the  Google Doc iOS app, the language will be set to your preference and spell check will reflect this change.

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