Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Coursera expands AI-powered translations to 17 in style languages


Shopper and enterprise learners can now entry 4,000 programs and 55+ Skilled Certificates in languages together with French, Greek, and Thai

By Marni Baker Stein, Chief Content material Officer, Coursera

In a world that’s quickly globalizing, language limitations proceed to pose a major problem for learners seeking to develop new expertise to advance their careers and enter new fields. To assist tackle this hole, we’re happy to announce that we’re quickly increasing our AI-powered translation efforts, serving to extra learners world wide entry training within the languages they’re most comfy with. 

All learners can now entry 4,000+ programs, 600+ Specializations, and 55+ Skilled Certificates from companions like IBM, Meta*, and Microsoft in as much as 17 languages, up from seven languages introduced for enterprise learners simply two months in the past. The translations cowl the total in-course expertise: lecture video subtitles, course readings, quizzes, assessments, assignments, directions, dialogue prompts, course descriptions, and syllabi.

Right this moment, learners can entry content material within the following languages:

  • Arabic (at present accessible for enterprise learners solely)
  • Chinese language – Simplified (NEW!)
  • Dutch (NEW!)
  • French
  • German
  • Greek (NEW!)
  • Indonesian
  • Italian (NEW!)
  • Kazakh (NEW!)
  • Polish (NEW!)
  • Portuguese – Brazil 
  • Russian (NEW!)
  • Spanish
  • Swedish (NEW!)
  • Thai 
  • Turkish (NEW!)
  • Ukrainian (NEW!)

Greater than 450,000 learners have already accessed translations within the preliminary seven languages and over 58 million registered learners on Coursera are primarily based in nations with one in all these 17 languages as their official language. In every course, learners can toggle between their native language or use subtitles for English programs to advance their English language proficiency. 

This growth additionally spans 55+ Skilled Certificates – together with 19 certificates from IBM, 8 from Meta, and 6 from Microsoft – to assist learners throughout the globe break into or advance in high-demand careers.

“To proceed empowering people and scale back language limitations, IBM Skilled Certificates on Coursera will now be supplied in a number of languages,” stated Nicole Borowski, IBM Studying communications lead. “Extra folks can benefit from this expanded entry to develop and remodel their expertise.”

“We’re thrilled to introduce our Skilled Certificates in a wide range of new languages,” stated Amy Brooks, Director of Enterprise Training at Meta. “As a company that thrives on connection and breaking down limitations, we’re wanting ahead to serving to much more learners of all backgrounds develop the abilities wanted to take part within the digital economic system.”

To entry translated programs, Specializations, and Skilled Certificates, head to coursera.org and filter by language within the search menu.

* Skilled Certificates from Meta are at present accessible in Arabic, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Portuguese (Brazil), and Thai. All 17 languages might be accessible in 2024. 

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