In an attempt to break down language barriers the world over, Google have developed an App which allows you to translate your words into another language as you speak.

Users simply speak into the device and the Google Translate app translates your speech and then reads the translation out loud, all in real time.

The person you are conversing with can then respond in their own language and their translated words will be spoken back to you.

But language teachers and linguists can rest easy that they’re not about to be put out of a job just yet: currently the app only supports English and Spanish.

The App is an updated version of Android Translate which supports 53 languages – from Afrikaans to Yiddish – but not in real time, making actual conversation difficult.

Check out the new Google Translate here.

Here’s how Google Translate works.