Translation, as well as writing, is a form of production that relieves the pressure speaking entails. No one is looking, there is room for hesitation or a pause for the search of a word that conveys the exact meaning you want to express but doesn’t spring to mind. On account of all of these reasons and more, translation can be a very effective way to learn in a stress-free environment.
Naturally, you may be wondering about who is going to revise your text. The good news is that there is a “DIY” technique, so to speak.