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Toucan Review 1334 Reviews

Learn a new language as you browse the web. Toucan will teach you Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, and Japanese without ever opening a textbook. It only takes two clicks to install Toucan for FREE!

1 min to install
Why we love it
I love how Toucan helps me learn vocabulary by replacing words throughout my internet browsing so I can learn without even realizing I'm doing it.
Dror Liebenthal, CEO at Bold.org
Dror Liebenthal, CEO at Bold.org

What Students Say

1334 reviews

Incredible help on Language learning

I love how I am able to go through my daily life, while also learning a new language!

Extremely Helpful!

I have been studying Spanish throughout high school, and I with I started learning with Toucan. It is really helpful with vocabulary, especially unique words that other language apps will not include. It is difficult to learn grammar through Toucan, though, as it only replaces one or two words at a time. It is, overall, extremely helpful, and I'd recommend it to anyone trying to learn a new language.

Helpful/Add new words to your vocab

Good service, adds plenty of new words that pop up here and there with good pronunciation

Great for helping your language skills!

It makes it easy and convenient to start learning a new language!

Game Changer

The ability to learn new vocabulary within the context of the language you already know is SO useful. By showing these words in context, it not only teaches you the meaning of the word, but also gives you an idea of when you would use the word, which can be incredibly helpful for verbs and nouns that have similar meanings but are used in specific contexts. It also really helps with words that are cognates (they look/sound similar to a word with equivalent meaning in your current language), by embedding the word within a context you already know, strengthening the association between the two words. I also loved that if you can't tell right away what the word means, all you have to do is click the word! Also very useful that as you learn more words, it introduces more and also replaces more so you slowly become more accustomed with reading in the language you are learning! Overall fantastic application, and after downloading you can always pause the plug-in if you need to take a break. I can also see this being very useful for students who utilize online learning materials, because it gives you the ability to easily acquire domain specific terminology! If you are concerned about privacy, just use a private browsing window when you are paying bills, etc. Give it a shot - it's free!

Great for brushing up your language skills!

I installed the extension and chose German as my language. I was hoping to brush up on what I learned in middle school, and I have! I also learned some new words related to the stuff I've been studying recently. I especially love that I'm able to turn it off for a while. This was helpful when I was working on a paper and didn't have time to figure out what the German words in my sources meant.