When working with clients who need their training courses translated into multiple languages, it is crucial to educate them on the requirements and challenges involved in the process. While some might assume that translating the content and publishing it is all it takes, the reality is far more complex. It isn’t as simple as a straight translation from one language to another; there are specific nuances and cultural differences that must be taken into account in order to make the training materials accessible and effective for the target audience.
In order to make eLearning translation a success, it is important to understand the desired outcome and estimate a reasonable return on the customer’s translation investment.
Unfortunately, some common mistakes often pop up during the translation process, and these can really undermine the efficacy of the training materials. In this post, we will highlight three of the most common mistakes made when translating a course and provide insight on how to avoid them.