No more language barriers
All language pairs
Expert elearning localization service
With multilingual content accessible from any corner of the globe, people now expect to be able to learn in the language of their choice. By partnering with Acolad, you'll be able to deliver elearning content on any topic and in any language to all the employees in your international company. Just tell us what you need, and we'll ensure that the process goes smoothly. Acolad Learning always takes localization needs into account in the planning and design phase. Depending on your needs and budget, we'll select content types and methods that support easy and cost-efficient elearning localization.
Steps to creating multilingual elearning
First, we'll work with you to decide what content in the course will need to be localized – voiceovers (either by a voice actor, or text-to-speech), on-screen text, subtitles, images, and so on. This will ensure that everything gets properly localized the first time around.01
Creating the master
Then, we'll create a master script/storyboard in the language of your choice. Once you've approved it, we will compile and freeze the master version. We'll then export all the translation files to prepare for the next step.02
Next, we'll utilize our extensive network of language specialists to translate all the elearning content into the language(s) of your choice. We'll import all the translated content back into the elearning software and make sure the text looks how it's supposed to. We'll also synchronize any voiceovers with the on-screen animations.03
Finally, the fully localized versions of the course will be compiled and published in your learning management system or platform.04
What is elearning localization, and why would I need it?
Elearning localization means adapting content to fit a particular language or cultural group. It includes translating from the source language to the target, but it's not only about translation. Elearning localization can also include changing images and culture- or region-specific references so that they make sense for the reader you have in mind.
For example, if your Shanghai employees need elearning in Chinese, you might want to update the training to include photos of their work site and update the content to reflect local laws and regulations.
Why invest in elearning localization?
Localizing elearning is more difficult than it may seem.
To ensure the same learning experience across languages, it's essential to have a professional team that knows how to plan for the most cost-efficient outcome.
At Acolad, we can develop scripts and templates that will account for differences in word and sentence lengths across languages. We'll ensure that everything in your elearning content is perfectly synchronized and seamless, no matter what language version you're looking at. And, since we have an extensive network of skilled contractors, we can get voice actors from around the world to record professional voiceovers in any language that you need.