Inkah Inc., a Korean-English and Chinese-English pop-up dictionary service provider, announced its plans to provide better Korean language learning support. To this end, the platform operator would optimize the easy access to exciting K-content and equip them with learning materials. According to Inkah, this move would considerably help Korean and Chinese language learners.
Currently, many materials could aid language learners, including courses, online content, textbooks, and more. However, Inkah noticed that most language learners, especially intermediate and advanced, could grasp information better if the content is absorbing and relevant to them.
Providing engaging Korean language learning
As part of its primary goal is to provide intriguing learning materials, Inkah plans to utilize the abundance of K-content, including K-dramas, movies, music, podcasts, series, TV shows, and even articles. Inkah also stated that this action would make learning the Korean language more engaging.
“We want to help people learn the language by doing what they like to do,” stated Inkah’s Linguistics Development Head. “Whether you’re interested in dramas, K-pop, celebrities, business, politics, art, or any other topic, you will be able to use Inkah to learn.” After its establishment in early 2021, Inkah has gained more than 1,000 users over a few months.
Since Inkah has no fixed curriculum, it enables learners to become proficient in the Korean language at their own pace. Besides offering innovative studying techniques, Inkah functions as a practical tool that helps users read and understand written Korean content. Inkah also revealed that many students enrolled in Korean courses consider the pop-up dictionary a highly effective learning supplement.
Inkah’s special edge
From time to time, existing translation platforms supply inaccurate content and include complex copy-paste operations. On the other hand, Inkah’s translation platform only requires learners to install a browser extension. With the extension, users could aim the cursor at the word needing translation, and then it provides in-context translation.
The Inkah pop-up dictionary also enables users to learn Korean by watching K-dramas. Inkah fused its platform with Netflix, giving learners access to closed captions in Korean and English texts. Users could also hover over the subtitles and utilize the Inkah pop-up dictionary while watching content. In addition to expanding learners’ vocabulary, Inkah said that this function would help them memorize terms and understand their context.
Additionally, the Inkah pop-up dictionary includes a feature where users could save new terms and add them into bookmarks. Inkah also allows learners to export terms into an excel file and turn them into digital flashcards. Although Inkah currently focuses on Korean-English translations, it aims to develop an extension for other languages, including Japanese and Indonesian. The company also targets to launch a pop-up dictionary for mobile in the future.
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