Although it is difficult to believe, the fact is a recent eye scanner can actually find out whether a person has mastered a foreign language or not. So, if you have started taking French lessons, your eyes can give away the progress of those foreign language lessons. The latest algorithm has actually managed to accomplish this feat recently. The algorithm and detect the level of proficiency in a foreign language of a person by monitoring the eye movements of a person when they are reading a foreign language. Experts have predicted that there could be a day in the future when this revolutionary technology will be helpful in creating online learning tools with a more personalized touch.
It is interesting to note that the prevailing language tests suffer from many limitations. There are several such instances when a student could have received a foreign language training to clear a particular exam However, the results of such examinations may not be a correct reflection of how well they have mastered that language. A team headed by Yevgeni Berzak from the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) came up with this interesting algorithm that is expected to come handy in the coming days.