When you want to play it safe:
Free online courses to help you boost your localization skills
How to enter to the world of localization possibilities?
Maybe you want to learn a new specialization or refresh your skills. Maybe you’re only testing the waters.
In any case, you might be unsure how to reach your goal.
There are hundreds of books, courses, workshops, conferences or university programs designed to answer your most burning localization questions.
But let’s be honest. In most cases you’ll need a substantial investment.
Is there a way to upgrade your localization expertise without spending thousands of dollars?
Have a look at these free online courses:
1. Learn Python by Codecademy
Python is great as the first programming language – easy to explain, understand and implement. It’s commonly used in computational linguistics, machine learning or natural language processing.
You can also use this language for localization and internationalization purposes. No wonder Python found its place in curricula of many translation and localization programs at universities around the world.
Now you too can easily learn Python, for example in this free online course. And if you ever feel like showcasing your skills with a certificate, you can always upgrade to a Pro version.
2. SEO Unlocked by Neil Patel
A very comprehensive introduction to SEO. In seven weeks, you’ll learn about on-page and off-page SEO, content marketing, link building, SEO optimization, building a powerful brand and much more.
How does it relate to localization? Well, if you’re planning to add SEO localization to your skillset, this online course might be a good place to start. After all, to be able to localize SEO, you need to know it inside out.
3. Localization Essentials by Google/Udacity
In this free course you’ll learn about the basic aspects of localization, such as tools used at every localization stage, processes carried out to prepare, launch and execute a typical localization project or roles and profiles of localization team members. The course consists of five lessons and takes about two weeks to complete.
Now, next time you feel like upgrading your localization expertise without spending too much money, you’ll know where to start!
P.S. If you’re ready to jump to the next level in your localization game, have a look at my online localization courses.