Learn French "on the go" while browsing the Internet with the help of this interesting, little Chrome extension that replaces words on web pages with their French translation
There are numerous advantages to learning a new language. Studies often find that learning a new language not only provides better career choices, but also increases your networking skills, improves how well you express in your native language, improves memory, and even keeps the health your mind in tip-top shape for longer.
The main issue when it comes to learning new languages is, of course, finding the required time. There may be a work-around this issue if French is one of the languages you want to learn, and you don't mind a somewhat "out-of-the-box" solution.
Learn French while surfing the Internet
Fluent is a Google Chrome extension that provides a unique way of learning French while surfing the web. How? You may ask. Well, it basically replaces a few words on the page you're currently visiting with their French equivalent (translation).
This makes the whole process of learning a new language a lot more hands-on and is definitely more immersive than classic studying. A simple hover with the mouse over the word will display its original English version.
Is that all the extension offers?
Well, not quite. It's also worth noting that the extension is capable of translating well over 250,000 different words almost instantly. What's more, Fluent also teaches gender and pronunciation, two of the most important aspects of learning any language.
The tool also tracks your progress and speeds up the learning process with smart quizzes from time to time. While this might provide some users with an efficient learning mechanism, others might find it entirely useless and annoying. Fluent offers you the option to block out any websites of your choosing so that your actual work is not disrupted.
Clearly, Fluent will not appeal to everybody. After all, it proposes a slightly unconventional learning method that might put off various users who prefer learning in a more typical way. Be that as it may, there's no denying that Fluent is an interesting language learning tool. It's super lightweight, it can be configured so that it doesn't get in your way during your work, and it's just a really nice product overall.
All that remains to be seen is if it fits your particular taste or not.