I currently speak 3 languages fluent and 1 fully understanding thanks to a method I have used over the years. (It's simple and there are absolutely no secret)
I'm now applying the same method to my daughter and she is almost 4 years old and she understand 3 languages.
Plex Player can help anyone who want to learn new languages !
Let me tell you the story first !
And then I will make my feature request !
If you have kids you all know how much they love "the classic" disney, cartoons, etc and how much they learn each and every word of those movies !
I have re-watched the same cartoons in different language and since I already knew the story, and the words in my native language I was simply focusing and using my brain to learn how to say the same sentence in a different language.
"Try to watch a new release movie in a different language", it's very very hard ! You need to first understand the story + you need to try following up with the language ! Pretty hard ! ... But if you watch a classic, then you just focus on the language because you already know the story ! Pretty easy !
We all know that Movies have multiple Audio Track (especially the cartoons that are dubbed in every languages for the kids)
I recently wrote a script on my computer that changes audio track randomly from English to Spanish or Italian for x minute and then it goes back to primary language. My daughter is soo glue to the screen that she is completely ok with this and little by little she is watching the movie in a different language.
It will be harder if you start the movie in another language because she would notice it right away and complain but if you automatically change the Audio track in the middle she won't mind.
So here is the request Plex Player Developer
Can you make a funcion where I can set the "Primary and Secondary Languages" and then a way to set percentages.
English = 85 %
Spanish = 15 %
And then randomly change 15 % of the movie to Spanish Languages.
Obviously each plex player user can then adjust these percentages for their kids, like begninner should be up to 85/15 - medium up to 70/30 - and pro 50/50 !!!
Honestly speaking you can go up to 3 languages because many kids have parents from 2 different country but they are living in a country where neither parents languages are spoken.
I would opt for a 3 languages selection , example
English = 80%
Spanish = 15%
Chinese = 5%
P.S. If you want subtitle too they also must be switched to the language that you are listening ! Do not keep them in your native language ! That would be a big mistake ! By doing this you will also start to learn how to read and then write in another language !