Millions of us waste hours of our lives watching Netflix. Whether that’s binge-watching the best Netflix Originals, or working our way through Friends for the umpteenth time. However, there is now a way you can make your Netflix habit a productive use of your time.
How to Learn a New Language Watching Netflix
Thanks to a Chrome extension called Language Learning With Netflix, you can now learn a new language by watching Netflix. Plenty of people already watch foreign-language films to learn a few words here and there, but this adds another layer to the process.
All you need to do is install the Language Learning With Netflix Chrome extension. Then, you pick a film to watch, select the language you want to learn how to speak and the language you can already speak, and away you go. It really is that simple.
For those who want to delve deeper, you can set the level of learning. By lowering the number of words the extension will translate, you can focus in on the most important words, with the rest grayed out. But even then this isn’t great for absolute beginners.
The developers of this extension have created a page full of instructions to help you get more out of Language Learning With Netflix. They have also created a catalog of Netflix titles that boast high quality subtitles for the language you want to learn.
Netflix Boasts Some Cracking Foreign-Language Films
Language Learning With Netflix is free to use. However, according to The Verge, the developers behind the Chrome extension are looking to add additional features down the line, and these will only be made available to people willing to pay for the privilege.
If you’re going to give Language Learning With Netflix a go, here’s our pick of the best foreign-language films to watch on Netflix. Or if you’d rather follow a more traditional path, here are the best language learning apps that actually work.