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Skillsoft to Invest in Localization of Business Skills Content in Q3, Q4 2021

September 24, 2021 | by Christopher Hanes, Director - Content Strategy Leadership and Business Content

Skillsoft Business Skills Content Localization Plans Through March 2022

We heard you (Nous vous avons entendu, Wir haben dich gehört, Nosotras te escuchamos, etc.)! Skillsoft is committed to serving the needs of our global customer base and will provide over 400 localized versions for many of the latest, most popular business courses in the following languages by the end of March 2022, on both Skillport and Percipio:

(Note: See end of this blog for details regarding what "localization" entails):

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French (France)
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish (International)
  • Dutch*

Shown below is a snapshot of our localization coverage for popular business courses released in the last two years. There is a color code for the languages covered in each course with blue representing the language is available now, orange representing the language is in production and will be available by the end of March 2022, and grey representing a language we are currently considering making available by the end of 2022. We will publish more specific release dates for individual course titles once we finalize our production schedules. Watch our monthly blog for details.

Skillsoft Business Skills Content Localization Policy Going Forward

Moving forward, our standard will be to translate all new and refreshed Business Skills courses into the following languages:

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French (France)
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish (International)
  • Dutch*

We will also consider translating courses into other languages based on customer and market needs. Please contact your account representative with any questions.

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“Localization” consists of taking the instructional content from the parent English course and adding voice-over speaking parts into different languages and closed captioning. In addition, we adapt fictitious subject scenarios, company names, cities, character names, addresses, and phone numbers for most languages. *Dutch courses will be caption only.


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