Did you know that you can learn a great variety of languages, including Hungarian, or practice your foreign language skills by watching movies and series on Netflix? Language Reactor (previously called “Language Learning with Netflix”) is a browser extension for Netflix and Youtube that provides additional features for language learning such as dual language subtitles and a popup dictionary, thus allowing for an effective, engaging, and enjoyable learning experience.
Learning a language is a complex task that requires persistence and hard work, but fortunately, some strategies can help you study more effectively. Watching films, TV shows, or series in another language can provide an excellent and practical learning experience for several reasons. Films and series are an integral part of our lives, and they make the language learning process more motivating and entertaining. Films provide us with authentic, real-life language input by exposing us to the natural flow of speech. Films also enable us to interpret the language in a visual context, and people tend to be better at memorising and remembering words that have some context.
Language Reactor is a free and easy to install the browser extension for Chrome that adds dual language subtitles (for example, English subtitles are presented simultaneously with the Hungarian translation), a popup dictionary, video playback controls and many other features to Netflix.
If you search for “language learning with Netflix” and click on the first page, you will be directed to Language Reactor on the Chrome web store.
Then you click on “add to chrome,” and now you have access to the additional features if you watch films on Netflix. In the settings, you can choose between two types of translations: machine (literal translation, can contain errors) and human.
You can also adjust the vocabulary-highlighting feature to your level of language proficiency and use keyboard shortcuts to control the player and listen to the dialogues phrase by phrase at your own pace: press ‘A’ or ‘⬅️’ to go back to the previous subtitle, ‘S’ or ‘⬇️’ to repeat a subtitle, ‘D’ or ‘➡️’ for the next subtitle, the space bar to play/pause playback and ‘R’ to save a subtitle. You can access a pop-up dictionary by clicking on a word.
Language Reactor is a valuable tool for any level of language proficiency. Still, it works best as a supplement for people who already have some basic understanding of the language they’re learning.
Language Reactor even has a catalogue of recommendations to help you find Netflix titles with high-quality subtitles in the language you want to study or practice.
Unfortunately, this tool only works on Google Chrome, so you can’t use it with your Netflix app.
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Source: Daily News Hungary
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