SAN FRANCISCO - Tuesday, August 6th 2013 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE) Udemy, the world’s largest destination for online courses, today launched sitewide support for ten languages, making it easier for students around the world to take advantage of Udemy’s 8,000+ courses and for global experts to launch courses and attract native-speaking students. An eleventh language, Hindi, will launch this summer. Udemy also announced it has registered one million students.
All text on the Udemy site now appears in the visitor’s native language, based on his or her location, enabling students to more easily navigate the site to learn about courses. Instructors can post courses in their native languages and more easily attract students who speak the same language.
"While there is a lot of great learning content available online in English, every country in the world has teachers, local leaders and industry executives who want to teach material unique to their region,” said Udemy President & COO Dennis Yang. "At the same time, students want to learn about topics from local experts on content specifically relevant to them, and not all U.S. content is applicable.”
50% of Udemy students visit the site from outside the U.S. and Udemy already offers more than 600 courses in Spanish and almost 150 courses in Portuguese. Several instructors have earned more than $10,000 teaching courses in other languages on the platform, including Madrid-based Fernando Rodriguez, whose Spanish-language iOS programming course has earned $32,000 in its first two months on Udemy. Another instructor, José Maria Gonzalez, has earned over $15,000 since launching his Spanish-language course on virtualization at the end of June.
Udemy is the world’s largest destination for online courses. With over 8,000 courses available on-demand via the iPhone, iPad and web, Udemy is democratizing education by making top-quality content from the world’s experts dramatically more affordable for anyone, anywhere. Udemy enables students to learn when and where they want, and Udemy’s course creation platform empowers instructors of any type to teach online and earn income from online courses. Through Udemy for Organizations, businesses, schools, and organizations can also leverage the power of online learning to train their employees, students, and members.
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