Localization Engineer Course
Go from zero to engineering various types of projects. Learn the basics with our localization course and discover what the job is really about. All under the guidance of a seasoned industry professional.
“This is the one and only l10n engineering course you can find online and a quality one you don't want to miss. Carlos is an amazing instructor and I've learned soooo much. Through this course, you'll be a regex pro and will not afraid of any common file types in the localization world!”
“This course offers a great introduction to the role of the LE. If you want to better understand what happens behind the scene of the translation process and dive deeper into technical aspects such as file preparation, regular expressions, parsing, file management and automation, this course is the right place to start.”
“Everything about this course is excellent! Carlos is not only knowledgeable, but also very friendly instructor. I have enrolled to broaden my parsing skills, but I got so much more. If you like technical side of localization, don’t miss it. This is probably the best online loc course out there.”
“Carlos is a great teacher who explains everything really well, and the assignments throughout the course were designed to really put to test your understanding of the previous lessons. I received full support throughout, and am looking forward to being part of a community to carry on learning more.”
“The localization engineer course dives deeply into the more technical side of the field. Practical exercises are a great opportunity to practice what’s being learned and set students up for immediate application. If you’re looking to grow your range of technical skills, I would highly recommend it.”
“The content is comprehensive and is exactly what I wanted to learn about. I asked many questions during the learning process, and Carlos has always been very responsive and thorough in answering them. I highly recommend this comprehensive course for people to learn about the l10n engineer side!”
“This course has been a great chance to deepen my knowledge on localization workflows and the many tools at the disposal of language professionals. I enjoyed it as we covered tons of content, as time allowed. Looking forward to learn and practice more about this in the future!”
“Overall, really great course, well organized, with a friendly and helpful instructor and worth the money. I would be up for a part 2 if something like that is planned ;)”
“I was just so happy to see that you offer this course because there aren't really any LE courses out there. The course was fully packed with lots of interesting stuff, but it was also very intense. The small groups were really useful because that allows for questions.”
“A well-structured course about all the tools and gimmicks a Localization Engineer (and many Localization Managers) can stumble upon in their daily work. I would recommend it to people in the localization industry who want to expand their technical knowledge.”
“The Localization Engineering course gives you a snapshot of working across multiple formats combined with best practices, including mobile device virtualization opportunities for testing and e-learning localization possibilities. Carlos did a great job delivering the program in a condensed, intensive format without compromising quality.”
“Thank you for everything. I really thought this was an excellent course! And I certainly learned a lot. I am also glad to have the videos as a great source of learning to return to.”
About the course
This course teaches you the technical skills and knowledge needed to start in the field of localization engineering. It’s a self-paced online course that doesn’t require any previous experience!
Meet your instructor
Carlos García Gómez
Hey, I’m Carlos! I have 7+ years of experience working in the technology department of different language service providers such as Donnelley Language Solutions, SDL plc, and Vistatec. My role as a Software Localization Engineer put me in charge of technical-related duties on software, website, and e-learning projects with some of the largest brands and companies in the world.
When I’m not working, I love to stay active with sports, read, game, and watch movies and TV shows. But my true passion is traveling and learning about new cultures – and of course, spending time with my loved ones.
Invest in your growth and discover a job that pays $91,000 on average in the US.
Learn the basics of localization engineering and see if this career is for you.
Earn your course certificate by completing the final assignment to prove you got it.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need any prior knowledge to start the LE course?
While it's not strictly required, being familiar with basic localization terminology helps a lot. If you're new to the field, consider checking out our LPM course preview or our educational content on YouTube.
Do I have to know any programming language?
Absolutely not! This is a common misconception that localization engineers need to code. They don't... although having some programming background certainly helps.
What software or tools are needed for the course?
You'll be introduced to several tools in the course, and we'll guide you through each. All tools are either free or offer a free trial. However, many are Windows-specific, so ensure you have access to one.
I have a Mac. Can I still participate?
Absolutely! If you have a Mac, one solution is to use Boot Camp to install Windows on your machine. Alternatively, you can consider borrowing a friend's Windows PC or using a work computer.
However, if you're really hesitant about using Windows, please email us. We're considering creating a Mac-friendly version of the course based on demand.
What CAT tool or TMS do you use for the course?
We use one of the most popular CAT tools from RWS, Trados Studio, and for software localization, we have a few licenses for Passolo.
What is the course format?
If you've ever taken a Udemy course, you'll feel at home. You will encounter structured video lessons and assignments. We also have a community platform on Discord where you can engage with other students and instructors.
I’m working/studying. Will I have time for this?
Absolutely. We've recently made the course fully self-paced, so you can take as much time as you need to get through the lessons and do your assignments. There's no expiration date on your access to the course.
Can my company pay for the course?
Absolutely! Your company can use their credit or debit card to pay for your course. Please don't forget to enter your company's tax information during checkout on Stripe. You'll get an invoice and a receipt right after making the purchase.
Do you issue a certificate for completing the course?
Yes, our courses come with certification (see sample). But you'll need to earn it by submitting the final assignment. Watching the videos is not enough... you're in this to learn something, right? 😉
Will I be able to get a job with your certificate?
We don't guarantee that you'll get a job right at the end of your course. There are many factors that affect whether you get hired or not.
Our main goal is to help you discover what it's like to work as a localization engineer and give you an advantage when looking for a job.