The term "software localization" describes the process of altering software products and web services (including embedded systems) for marketing to people who speak languages other than English. Localization places demands on software companies, and requires strategic planning, proper project management, adherence to code writing guidelines, translation, and use of unique software tools. Globalization, localization, and internationalization are all terms used to refer to the various aspects of this process. It includes translation, computer code design, managing projects across different time zones and cultures, using industry-specific software tools, and all the items and processes necessary to transition a product from US-specific to the target market.
"English, it's just another language!"
Austin Community College is an Accredited Course Provider of The Institute of Localisation Professionals (TILP) Certified Localisation Professional (CLP) Programme.
TILP Certified Localisation Professional
Austin Community College is partnering with The Institute of Localisation Professionals (TILP) to offer Certified Localisation Professional Level 1 courses offered online and onsite across nine countries. TILP press release is attached here. Registration is now open at www.tilponline.org/CLP.
Austin Community College has been awarded the ClientSide Excellence Award in the category of Localization Educational Services!
The following courses constitute the Localization Generalist Certificate Program. Nine of the eleven courses are required to receive the certificate. Select the Localization Course Description link for course descriptions of all our courses. The ACC Localization Advisory Board manages the requirements for the ACC Localization Generalist Certificate.
Note: These courses are applicable towards the ATA Continuing Education Requirements.
|ITSE 6073||Introduction to Localization||Martina Panzer|
|ITSE 6077||Quality Assurance||Jonathan Miller|
|ITSE 6087||Localization Tools Overview||Rafael Guzman|
|ITSE 6081||Software I18N Enablement & Coded Characters||Jim Yu|
|ITSE 6085||Project Management||Vanessa Wilburn|
|ITSE 6083||Managing the Sales Process||Doug Lawrence|
|ITSE 6074||Translation Memory & Machine Translation||Rafael Guzman|
|ITSE 6078||Documentation Issues Overview||Steve Moser|
|ITSE 6076||World Languages and Culture||Patricia Bown|
|ITSE 6082||Web Localization||Lasonya Moore|
|ITSE 6084||Case Studies||Benetta Perry|
|ITSX 6081||SDL Trados Studio 2009 Getting Started – Level 1||Mark Ritter|
|ITSX 6082||SDL Trados Studio 2009 Intermediate – Level 2||Mark Ritter|
|ITSX 6083||SDL TradosStudio 2009 Advanced – Level 3||Mark Ritter|
- Email Coordinator, Bob McGoldrick at email@example.com to obtain courseware.
- Details for acquiring SDL Trados software is at: SDL Student Discount process.
Online Classes Instructions :
Students can find the student login instructions at: http://irt.austincc.edu/blackboard/stlogin.html. Blackboard FAQs are at: http://irt.austincc.edu/blackboard/ .
New students must Activate their ACCeID before they can access Blackboard. This can be done shortly after registering for a course. If you experience any problems, contact the ACC Help Desk at 512.223.help or firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can access Blackboard using your ACCeID and password at: http://acconline.austincc.edu. Students should login to Blackboard using their assigned ACCeID and password. All ACC students are assigned an ACC Google email address. ACC will send all official correspondence to this address. Set up your ACC Google email address defaults at: http://www.austincc.edu/google/ to update their email address so that you will receive emails to your email address of choice from the Blackboard system.
The instructor will verify your enrollment and email students initial course procedures. There will be two live meetings per week at times that are as mutually convenient as possible for students and instructor. These sessions are archived should students miss a session or simply want to review the session. Because the primary framework for instruction is the Internet, students must have convenient access to the Internet and an email account. Students will need these to use instructional materials, send email messages to the instructor, to participate in discussions, and to use the online library resources. If any of these are new to you, please familiarize yourself before you start the class.
We use Wimba audio recordings for our live chat sessions. Students will need a microphone or headset to participate in the audio sessions. Detailed Wimba information is available at the ACC Wimba web site: http://dl.austincc.edu/wimba/. Students should run the Computer Diagnostic tool first. This will check out your system for using Wimba. There are two things to remember, all pop up blockers must be disabled and volume control should be up, i.e., mute off. Instructions are at the Using Voice Tools link. We’ll be using the Voice Direct for live, synchronous audio chat conferences.
To register please call 512/223-7542. If you have any questions, email the coordinator or call 512/223-7662.
Required Textbook (Available at the ACC Bookstore): A Practical Guide to Localization (Language International World Directory) by Bert Esselink; John Benjamins Publishing Co.; Revised edition (September 2000); ISBN-10: 1588110060; ISBN-13: 978-1588110060
Note: The tools courses are targeted towards the Windows environment. Mac students interested in taking part in these courses will need to ensure beforehand that they have full access to Windows XP, or above, on their Mac machines by using Boot Camp or some alternative Mac-based software. Also, here is a link for an Internet Explorer version on mac: http://www.oldapps.com/download.php?oldappsid=IE5_2_3.dmg