Year 5 - number 141 Wednesday 13 January 2021

How to create multilingual courses

eLearning allows courses to be delivered anywhere in the world. But how to create multilingual online courses?

One of the advantages of eLearning is the opportunity to create training courses anywhere in the world. The possibilities of expanding online courses became even clearer during the COVID-19 pandemic. This possibility is increased enormously when the course becomes multilingual, i.e. when it is translated into several languages. In reality, it is not simply a matter of translating the content into English or other languages: it is more a matter of adapting the structure and content to another culture.

Creating a multilingual course undoubtedly requires effort but the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. In the case of companies, this option allows them to reach all employees if they operate internationally. Not only will it be possible to reach all locations and all employees, but employees will get better results by delivering the course in their own language. Multilingual courses also offer a competitive advantage: being able to offer the same course in several languages means opening doors to the world. In terms of growth, it means being able to sell a product to many more learners and companies as the sales opportunities multiply infinitely.

Here are some tips on how to turn your online course into an international product:

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