About this Course

Localization is the art of adapting a product linguistically and culturally for international users. Although the industry has been around since the 1980s, it has become increasingly important over the past few years as more and more users are getting online and the vast majority of these users are non-English speakers.

Localization Essentials will take you through the linguistic, cultural and technical aspects of launching a product globally. Whether you’re a developer, product owner, localization professional or translation student, this is where you’ll learn the basics of Localization – directly from the experts at Google.

Already thousands of students around the world have taken the course since its launch and the following universities are using it in their curricula to teach students about Localization: University of Bologna, University of Trieste, University of Strasbourg, Suleyman Demirel University of Almaty.

Join us, and get to know the world of Localization inside out.

Course Cost
Free
Timeline
Approx. 2 weeks
Skill Level
beginner
Included in Product

Rich Learning Content

Interactive Quizzes

Taught by Industry Pros

Self-Paced Learning

Student Support Community

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Course Leads

Christina Hayek

Christina Hayek

Instructor

Svein Hermansen

Svein Hermansen

Instructor

Prerequisites and Requirements

Students should have basic computer skills: managing files, navigating the internet and running programs and applications. During the course, students will be asked to perform operations on a computer, so you should have access to a computer that is able to run a Chrome browser. Students will also have the opportunity to try and use a CAT Tool, GTT, freely available with a Google account.

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why Take This Course

For translation students and freelance translators, it’s a great opportunity to get specialized knowledge and skills in a still lesser-known field that is becoming increasingly important. This course will enrich your resume, open up new business opportunities and it will allow you to change or expand your field of specialization.

Developers will learn about localization basics and gain an understanding of how to launch applications and products in international markets. This course will also shed light on the potential challenges and issues you might run into, while providing known solutions, and which stakeholders need to be involved in a product launch to make it internationally successful.

Entrepreneurs and business owners will understand why localization is important for the international expansion and success of their companies, also learning which professionals their companies need to rely on, which technologies to use and how to organize localization processes to launch successful products globally.

What do I get?
Instructor videosLearn by doing exercisesTaught by industry professionals