April 28, 2017

Learning a new language on your bucket list yet finding no time to do it?

The geniuses over at MIT labs are looking to optimize your time like never before by taking idle moments and turning them into second language learning opportunities.

Pioneering a new form of entertainment, Wait Learning, MIT’s first offering of a planned suite of apps is WaitChatter a Gchat plug-in that quizzes users on French or Spanish vocabulary while they wait for a response to their chat or an email to come through.

The brainchild of PhD candidate Carrie Cai, the concept of wait learning makes the best of our screen addictions by taking the micro-moments users often spend refreshing their Instagram feed or checking their friend’s Snapchat stories and turning them into productive skill-learning sessions.

What do you think? Would you use it?

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