Learning a new language is now just a click away, it does not mean you have to go to an institution to learn the language. You can do it by turning on the Netflix at home, Learning Language is a new chrome extension which lets you watch shows with two Subtitles at the same time so you can visually pair translations with dialogue and learn new vocabulary in the process.
It is most helpful service so far as Netflix already has a massive catalog including all major languages like Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish. The new Chrome extension created by developers David Wilkinson and Ognjen Apic, who previously experimenting to make their own Language learning Software but later they collaborated with Netflix for language learning feature.
“For some languages (Farsi, for example), there’s only a limited amount of learning materials available,” Wilkinson said in an email. “I think a lot of people would enjoy studying a language with material they are already familiar with.
However, this tool works best for the people who already have basic knowledge about the language they are learning. There’s also a vocabulary-highlighting feature which grays out words which are less common to match your vocabulary level. If you find a difficult word the language learning tool pop up the dictionary, and you also listen to the pronunciation by clicking the word.
You can slow down the Dialogue or can automatically pause it at the end of every subtitle to get a better understanding. Furthermore, there is even a catalog of recommendations for movies and shows that are good to study. Good News is that the Chrome extension is free to use but both the developers are planning to add more new features like additional subtitles for dubbed dialogue. It would be available for paid users only.
Too, Netflix has alternative audio tracks for many famous series but the problem is that subtitles in other language don’t match the video.
Wilkinson said, “We’re considering creating new subtitles for these alternative audio tracks, so you could study German, for example, with Breaking Bad with matching German audio and subtitles.”
Hopefully, learning language with Netflix would be able to make its way beyond browsers because language learning through media is huge.