SUM 2012 Intensive Certificate in Localization: Language and Technology for the Global Market (GERMAN 499A, B, & C)

Localization: Language and Technology for the Global Market (GERMAN 499 A, B, & C)

Language remains a barrier to the world functioning as a global village and
economy. In our continuously evolving global economy, businesses can no longer
afford to treat international markets as secondary. Increasingly, the success of
technical projects hinges on the inclusion of these markets at the outset of the
planning process. The growing field of localization – which can sometimes account
for 50% of a company’s total revenue – combines business and technology within an
international context for the purpose of developing electronic materials and
artifacts for global communities that are culturally and language-appropriate.

Learn to customize the delivery of products and services for foreign markets with
localization tools such as machine translation, terminology management and global
content management systems (GCMS). Use your existing skills in foreign languages
to gain a solid understanding of localization project management and engineering
practices employed in this expanding field. Connect with industry instructors and
guest speakers to learn first-hand what successful localization managers face on the
job today.

These courses are open to all matriculated UW students with one year in any foreign language (or three years in high school), but can not be used to meet any specific degree requirements for the Linguistics major. Although offered by the Germanics Department, the program does not focus on the German language in particular. The classes are taught in English.

About UW Summer Quarter Certificate Programs
A Summer Quarter Certificate Program provides a career-oriented set of courses
taught by industry professionals. As a UW matriculated undergraduate, you can
augment skills and knowledge gained from your degree study with an additional
area of focus. You can use these credits to earn a companion credential to complement your major and set yourself apart in the job market.

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