Introduction to Localization

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Course Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle, Online
  • Duration: 9 weeks
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost : $1,159

Next Start Date:

October 9, 2017

This course is part of a certificate program. You can also take it without enrolling in the program.

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About this Course


This course introduces students to the basic concepts of localization. We cover history, workflow, roles, technology tools, where to find a job and the future of the industry. Students will take these concepts and see how they relate to real-life situations as well as listening to guest speakers in the industry.

Topics include:

  • Background and history
  • Introduction to localization
  • Internationalization
  • Translation vs. localization
  • Language settings and globalization 101
  • Cover all regional and language options in Windows
  • Terminology differences between Windows versions
  • Project workflow: end-to-end scenario
  • Project roles
  • Project manager and localization engineer – covered mostly through the guest speakers
  • Translator/localizer, loc QA, proofer, loc testers, terminologist
  • Writer, editor, developer, product manager
  • Marketing, DTP, graphic artist, multimedia
  • Voice talents
  • Real life cases
  • Technology overview
  • Terminology management, TM, CMS/GMS, enterprise TM, project management tools
  • Team management tools
  • Where to find a job
  • The future of localization
  • Machine translation
  • Future tools
  • Industry future and trends
  • One or more industry guest speakers

Program Overview

This course is part of the Certificate in Localization: Customizing Software for the World.

Learning Formats

Classroom

Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Learn More »

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Course Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Online

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NONCREDIT COURSE

You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.

Classroom

Meet your instructor

NONCREDIT COURSE

You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.