Learn a new language at your own pace while you daily browse the Internet with the help of this straightforward yet very effective Chrome extension
Learning a new language has never been easier than it is nowadays, mostly thanks to the Internet and the ever-increasing number of computers and personal devices.
You can take online courses, hire tutors, download specialized apps, watch foreign TV shows, and, more recently, you can install browser extensions that make learning a new language feel like a walk in the park.
Learn a new language while browsing the Internet
Toucan for Chrome is one such extension, a tool aimed at the general public and markets itself as being capable of helping “you learn a language without even trying.” For the time being, it can help you learn Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, and French.
The principle behind it is quite simple: Toucan will replace various random words from your native language while you browse the internet with words from the language you want to learn. In short, it steadily introduces new words from a new language into your daily, typical browsing experience.
One of the easiest ways to get started with new languages
You can get instant translations (both text and audio) by simply clicking the replaced words. Besides the very helpful audio pronunciations, the extension also has various vocabulary packs. These packs prove themselves extremely useful because they allow you to focus on specific topics that are of interest to you.
You can also choose the number of translations per session (Less, More, and Many), and thanks to a neat little dashboard, you can also track your daily progress and earn achievements allowing you to stay as motivated as possible.
To conclude, Toucan for Chrome is a modern, well-designed Chrome extension that makes it remarkably easy for you to learn the basics expressions and various words from a new language while browsing the Internet. All that’s left to do is install it, test it out, and see if it fits your particular style and preference.
Toucan for Chrome 1.14.3 for Windows