Language Immersion for Chrome Teaches You a New Language While You Browse the Web
Chrome: Surrounding yourself as much as possible with a new language you want to learn is one of the keys to learning a new language quickly and fully. Language Immersion for Chrome gets you one step closer by switching select words on web pages into your target language.
on, the extension automatically translates parts of the web page into
one of 64 languages supported by Google Translate (except for Japanese,
though). Novice, intermediate, and fluent level settings control how
much of the page is translated (on fluent, for example, entire sentences
are translated, while on novice, only a a few phrases per paragraph or
page). Rolling over a translated word or phrase lets you hear it
pronounced, and clicking the translation turns it back into English.
One of the
best things about the extension is that you're learning new words while
reading topics you're already interested in. Use it on web pages whose
content you're quite familiar with (e.g., content you wrote or an
article you've read more than once in English) and you'll be able to
recognize the meaning of unfamiliar words very quickly. Even on
unfamiliar pages, though, puzzling out the translations in the context
of all the other English words is a great way to learn.
translations aren't 100% accurate, so you'll need to take them with a
grain of salt (for example, the translations might use the wrong gender
or the more literal/formal versions of words and phrases). Still, the
extension is a pretty awesome tool for building your vocabulary,
learning pronunciation, and surrounding yourself with more reading