For the safety of our community, UWPCE programs will be taught remotely for the 2020-21 academic year.
Next Start Date:
January 10, 2022
This course is part of a certificate program. You can also take it without enrolling in the program.
This course covers the broad range of key knowledge and skills required of localization engineers, as well as the different areas of technology they work with. We’ll examine real-life scenarios and explore how to develop creative, effective solutions to common challenges.
You'll learn to use a variety of software tools (discounted access available for some programs):
This course is part of the Certificate in Localization: Customizing Software for the World.
Introduction to Localization
Localization Project Management
Certificate in Localization: Customizing Software for the World
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Approved by the UW Department of Computer Science & Engineering, the UW Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, and the UW Department of Linguistics.
View this program's advisory board.
Each of our programs uses an advisory board to review content, guide design and recommend updates to ensure the program remains current as the field of study evolves. By tapping the minds of the top thinkers, doers and leaders in the field, we offer a transformational learning experience. The following individuals serve as the advisory board for this program.
Paul Aoki, Director, UW Language Learning Center
Laura Brandon, Chief Operating Officer, Globalization and Localization Association
Carla di Franco, Program Manager, Microsoft
Barbara Karsch, Terminology Consultant and Trainer, BIK Terminology
Hiram Machado, President, Adaquest
Danielle Macros, Program Manager, Tableau Software
Toshiyuki Ogihara, Professor, UW Linguistics
Donna Parrish, Editor in Chief, Multilingual
Warren Peet, Sr Engineering Manager, Adobe
Louise Rebelo, Program Manager, Adobe
Guta Ribeiro, Group Program Manager, Adobe
Pavel Soukinek, Moravia Worldwide, Account Manager
Lalitha Subramanian, Assistant Director, International & Academic Programs, UW Continuum College
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 »
This course is part of a certificate program. You can take this course without enrolling in the certificate program, but it won't automatically count toward earning the certificate. To apply to the full certificate program instead, visit the Certificate in Localization: Customizing Software for the World page.
To apply to this course, you’ll need to submit the following:
We accept course applicants on a space-available basis and will email you before the first class to let you know if you’ve been accepted. If accepted, you’ll need to pay the course fee to complete your registration.
To apply, you must have:
You should be proficient in the language in which you would do software localization.
Including time in class, you should expect to spend about 5 to 7 hours each week on coursework.
If English is not your native language, you should have at least intermediate English skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements – Noncredit Programs.
To enroll, international students must have a visa that permits study in the United States. This program does not enable students to obtain or maintain F-1 visa status. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.
You earn the certificate by adhering to the program's attendance policy and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.
All times are Pacific Time.
Program Director, Moravia
You'll earn 3.8 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.
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