Google Chrome Extension, Language Immersion, Helps Teach You a Foreign Language

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

So many of us want to be able to learn German but often find excuses to put it off for another time.  Whether its our busy schedules, or the high cost of lessons, most of us have a valid reason to give ourselves not to do it this week.  Well, a new browser extension for Google Chrome has been created to help you out in an area we always find time for… the internet.  Language Immersion allows you to pick a language that you want to learn, and as you browse the web, random words will be swapped from English into the language of your choosing.  The translated text is highlighted in blue and you can even control the amount of text you want translated by controlling a sliding scale that goes from novice to fluent.  Clicking on the word reveals the original english text if you get stumped by the translation and if you want to take the learning up a notch, a setting can be activated to have your computer speak the translation.

While the extension isn’t 100% accurate when it comes to grammar, this is a great resource for boosting your German vocabulary. If you feel like you’re already fluent in German, try using it to learn one of the other supported languages… the list is long.  Using the internet is something we all do, at least if your reading this article, so if you’re prone to making excuses for not learning a new language, this is an easy way to break the habit.  You can download the extension for Google Chrome in the source link.


Source: Language Immersion

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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