Toucan is a Google Chrome add-on that makes learning new languages easy. It does this by making you familiar with words that are of a foreign language while you browse webpages. Languages supported are Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, and French.
To use it, first, download and install it from the Chrome Web Store here.
Once installed, the Toucan icon will be visible next to the Chrome address bar.
Also, on installing, it will first ask to select a language to learn.
Once selected, choose to ALLOW ACCESS for the add-on to work across different sites visited in Chrome.
Also, the Toucan blog page will open and serve as a quick tutorial. It will display the usual lines of text along with some highlighted words. These words are of foreign language that you had chosen for learning.
Hover near these highlighted words to know their English translation. So, you already start to get familiar with foreign words without actually trying to learn the languages the usual way.
The foreign words are highlighted by Toucan on all the various sites that you visit.
At any point, you can change the difficulty level of these words that are displayed. Click on the Toucan add-on and change it if needed.
You can also disable it on specific sites by clicking on PAUSE ON THIS SITE.
Also, you can sign up for a free Toucan account that can save your learning progress and keep a track of the total words translated.
Otherwise, too you can check for your stats and change the language selection from the Toucan dashboard.
Choose Personalize and make these changes from there.
There are also different packs, many of which are free to add and use. These are a collection of words from various topics that are displayed.
For more packs, you can also opt for a premium Toucan account from here.
To change Toucan‘s site access settings, right-click the add-on, and choose Manage extensions.
Then choose access to all sites, sites on click, or specific sites. You can also enable it in Incognito mode from here.
This is a useful language learning add-on that makes you familiar with foreign vocabulary by introducing words and help you learn.
Do try it out.