Learning a new language by immersion does not mean you have to pack your bags and move to Europe for three months. Now you just have to turn on Netflix. Netflix language learning is a Chrome extension that lets you watch shows with two subtitles at the same time. So you can visually combine translations with dialogue and learn a new vocabulary. It's a smart service that uses the extensive catalog of Netflix and all major languages that already offer subtitles, including Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.  The extension was created by developers David Wilkinson and Ognjen Apic, who experimented with creating their own language learning software before working with Netflix on language learning. "For some languages (eg Farsi) there is only a limited amount of learning material available," Wilkinson said in an e-mail. "I think a lot of people would like to learn a language with material they are already familiar with."
The tool is the perfect complement to people who already have a basic understanding of the language they are learning , There is a vocabulary highlighting feature that emphasizes less common words that can be customized to suit your vocabulary. When you are driving over a word, a pop-up dictionary is displayed. If you click on the word, you can hear it. You can also slow down the dialog or automatically pause playback at the end of each subtitle to learn line by line. There is even a catalog of recommendations for movies and shows that are good to study.
The Chrome extension can be used for free. Wilkinson and Apic, however, plan to add more features, such as: Additional subtitles for synchronized dialogs that would be available only to paid users. "Netflix offers alternative audio tracks for many well-known series, but the subtitles in other languages do not match the audio," Wilkinson said. "We're considering creating new subtitles for these alternative audio tracks, such as learning German with Breaking Bad with matching German sound and subtitles." The tool only works in Google Chrome. You can not use it with your Netflix app on tablets or streaming services like Roku or Apple TV. Hopefully, the service can soon go beyond browsers, as it is obvious that media language learning is enormous. Viki, a streaming service for Asian dramas, has implemented a "learn mode" in 2017, which essentially does the same thing by showing two subtitles at once. The developers say they have not yet contacted Netflix, but "the project could probably go faster and further with their support."