Last updated on July 21st, 2021 at 12:33 pm
Different languages have different grammar and spacing rules and or may be read right to left. Changing the layout, format, and spacing of your user interface is an important part of the localization process.
The last year has proven you can do nearly everything online, from shopping and working to training and learning. We’re embracing a globalized and often remote world, where geographic location is no barrier to the resources a person has access to, as long as they have access to the internet. This has given rise to a massive increase in demand for eLearning programs.
From school lessons and college programs to employee orientation and certifications, eLearning programs open a world of possibilities for students and employees. But creating an eLearning program that’s available only in English leaves a large percentage of the world’s population without access, so creating multilingual content is necessary for success. Translating eLearning content is a fast and efficient way to expand the reach to a global audience.
In order to truly have a global reach with your eLearning content, both translation and localization are necessary to reach audiences across language barriers. eLearning localization is the process of adapting online educational or training content to a specific locale, market, or target audience. The goal of localizing eLearning content is to design the look, feel, and interaction of content for a specific audience.
English is the main language found on the internet, but it’s not the primary language of 71% of internet users. eLearning closes this gap by providing valuable training content in the native language of the users. eLearning translations cover several translation services, that is why it is important that they are handled by a professional translation company.
If translating only changes the words of your content, without accounting for changes in vocabulary usage, spelling, meaning, and cultural context that is covered by localization, something that is acceptable or humorous in one country may be extremely offensive in another country. eLearning localization shows a focus on and respect for cultural diversity, which is a must for any business in a globalized world.
Localization is important for eLearning to ensure your message is delivered properly and facilitates the learning process for knowledge to be easily absorbed and retained and to resonate with your audience in the intended market.
What needs to be changed when you localize your eLearning translations?
eLearning is remote learning using electronic technology that is cost-effective and can be self-paced.
For students and employees across the globe, JR Language delivers a well-translated and localized learning experience. Whether the content is for an academic institution, training facility, corporation, or eLearning services provider, our translation agency has extensive experience translating eLearning content into multiple languages.
Translated eLearning content takes a training course or presentation from one office location and makes it available to employees across the world. eLearning content is already an efficient way for businesses to train and share information with international employees. Translation of training courses, presentations, and product education allows a business to gain a greater benefit on the initial content investment. An example is the translation of training for software modules.
In a global company, Human Resources must communicate with people of varying languages and nationalities. To create an efficient flow of work, standard processes can be automated through eLearning content, such as new employee orientations, product or company information, training, assessments, and certification programs.
Translation of documents and eLearning content gives employees across the globe the ability to receive the same information translated to their language of choice. This allows HR to ensure policy understanding and compliance are consistent across the board. Additionally, HR often deals with sensitive personal or legal information. Using a translation company for legal translation services and localization ensures that there are no errors in such important documents.
An example is the Spanish translation of sexual harassment training to facilitate comprehension for employees who speak Spanish as their native language.
What if an academic institution could double or triple its student size without placing an additional burden on teachers and administration? That’s the benefit of localizing your eLearning content. Creating and translating eLearning content is available to schools for a fraction of the cost of hosting students on campus. The content is able to be accessed by the students at their own learning pace, while their progress is completely trackable. Teachers can save time and energy by planning and recording one lesson that’s then translated into the best language for each of their students. Students never lose access to the program, and teachers are able to better manage their workload.
Example a Korean translation of a leadership class.
Our eLearning content translation services include:
When you work with JR Language, your eLearning content is localized by an expert in the field and language you need. Industry knowledge and cultural context are the differentiators for successful eLearning translation services.
Our team of experts in eLearning translations goes beyond language translation services to consider all format types, files, and educational elements used in other countries so the proper translation can be done for each location.
Our methodical process ensures quality translation services that resonate with your audience while ensuring the accuracy and messaging of the original piece.
Interacting with the world has never been easier. Language barriers can be overcome with a simple call to JR Language to talk about what you need to communicate with your intended audience, whether it’s business, education, entertainment, or any platform where English just won’t do and may hinder progress. Give us a call today!