Another new feature that will particularly help language learners is pronunciation. Before, Lens users were only able to get textual translations in more than 100 languages, now, Lens allows you to select lexical items from your text and tap listen to hear them out loud. Language learners can use this feature to enhance speaking skills and learn to practice correct pronunciation of their target language.
There is also another new feature that can enhance students’ reading comprehension. When reading a text with technical or arcane jargon and concepts, students can simply select whatever that they don’t understand and get Lens to do the explanation part. These features, as Google stated, “are rolling out today, except for Listen which is available on Android and coming soon to iOS. Lens is available in the Google app on iOS and the Google Lens app on Android.”
Other features provided by Google Lens include:
“Identify plants and animals: Find out what that plant is in your friend’s apartment, or what kind of dog you saw in the park.
Explore places around you:Identify and learn about landmarks, restaurants, and storefronts. See ratings, hours of operation, historical facts, and more.
Find the look you like:See an outfit that catches your eye? Or a chair that’s perfect for your living room? Find similar clothes, furniture, and home decor to the one you like.
Know what to order:See popular dishes on a restaurant menu based on reviews from Google Maps.
Scan codes:Quickly scan QR codes and barcodes.”