Language Retention and Tutoring: LanGauger
Sai Sujith Reddy Mankala
Creative Commons CC BY 4.0
We all have a good reason to learn a new language; discovering our roots, passion for travel, academic purposes, pure interest etc. However most of us find it hard to become conversationally fluent in a new language while we use traditional resources for learning like textbooks and tutorials on the internet. In this paper we propose a novel approach to learn a new language. We aim to develop an intelligent browser extension, LanGauger, that will help users learn foreign languages. This application will allow users to look up words while they are browsing, by highlighting the text to be learned. The application will then provide a translation of the word, its pronunciation and its usage context in sentences. In addition, this intelligent tutor will also remember what words have been seen by the user, and quiz them on these words at appropriate times. While testing the recall of the user, this feature will also allow users to frequently think about the language and use it.