Learn a New Language Just by Browsing the Web in Chrome

Dave LeClair 22-12-2015

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It translates words on the webpage you’re reading into a different language of your choosing. In so doing, you’re building your vocabulary without actually going out of your way to study anything.


Once the extension is installed, an icon will appear on the top-right of your browser window. Click it and a pop out will appear allowing you to set up the extension to meet your needs. You can choose the language you want to work on and an immersion level that works with your current skills. There are five in total, ranging from novice to fluent.

Once you have it set up, just browse the web like you would any other time. You’ll notice bits of text that are highlighted and in your chosen language. You’ll be putting them into the context of you what you’re reading, which helps you naturally add them to your vocabulary.

Of course, you can also mouse over for a translation on any words that have you stumped.


What language are you going to learn? Are you already fluent in multiple languages? Hit the comments section and let’s chat!

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Related topics: Browser Extensions, Google Chrome, Language Learning.

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  1. Anonymous
    December 24, 2015 at 2:35 am

    It doesn't seem to work for me. There's a box at the top right saying "Translating", but no text is changed on the page. I've tried two languages on multiple websites, without success.

    • Anonymous
      December 24, 2015 at 5:13 am

      Flewent works, though. I'll give it a try.

  2. Anonymous
    December 22, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Will there be one for firefox?