Top 4 Advantages of having a multilingual LMS | BrainCert

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Due to globalization, organizations around the world have become more and more multicultural. Although having a multicultural work environment has several benefits, it does bring some major challenges, such as language barriers. As organizations accept staffing and hiring remote labor, it has become common for most people to work with colleagues from another geographic location, which often results in language errors.
In addition to possible language and cultural errors, there is also the fact that you cannot get the skills you need from your employees because they have not received training that they can understand. Although English is a universal language and translation tools are available, translation tools do not need to effectively convey what is taught. This can cause a lot of confusion and even negatively affect the training program.
For example, suppose you are a British company but you have upgraded equipment somewhere in the Philippines and you need to train them in security. Not all team members can be expected to be fluent in English and those who are not fluent cannot be left behind. So how do you deal with it? This is where the multilingual LMS used for training can be a lifesaver.
Why invest in multilingual LMS for employee training?
In a study conducted at Åbo Akademi University in Finland, it was found that there is a huge language gap in a multicultural work environment. Organizations must close this gap to provide effective training for employees. The study also noted that non-native English speakers have certain restrictions and difficulties communicating in English, which can lead to unfair learning outcomes. Ideally, the best way to conduct employee training is for employees to participate in the training in their native language.
Although any LMS can allow you to provide training in any language, only a multilingual LMS can allow users to customize the interface language. Let’s take the example mentioned above of providing safety training for your improvement team in the Philippines. Although you can provide the course content in Filipino, only a multilingual LMS can allow you to set the interface language to Filipino. This is important because your learners may need to navigate the platform multiple times to read the training materials.
1. Increased staff willingness to learn
As always, the main benefit of having LMS training is that students can learn at a speed that they feel comfortable with. In order for students in a multicultural environment to take full advantage of LMS, it is important that they can customize the language of the course interface. For students who do not speak English, having a course interface in their native language will make them comfortable enough to use the platform. This ensures that online learning platforms are easier to accept and use.
2. Course platform
makes it easy for learners to navigate. Each student has a unique skill to master. Not everyone can be expected to complete training in a set amount of time. Well, this is the whole point of investing in LMS, right? Let students learn at their own pace. Depending on their learning speed, users may have to read the training materials repeatedly.
If your course interface is only available in English, it will be difficult for non-English proficient students to navigate the platform. By allowing the student to choose the interface language, you can avoid unnecessary delays and speed up the course completion process.
3. Assessing employees in their native language
Providing native language training for non-English learners and allowing them to customize the interface language is not everything. It is also important to assess your mother tongue training. This is especially beneficial in safety and compliance training programs.
4. Better expand your organization’s presence by training partners
Today, most organizations expand their presence to different geographic locations by expanding their businesses or business partners. In most cases, these partners will become spokespersons for your organization and it is important that they understand your organization’s products and services. To do this, you need to run regular training programs for your partners.
Partner training often becomes a headache for organizations, and having a multilingual LMS for partner training can be of great benefit. For example, you can provide product awareness tutorials and videos in your partner’s native language to provide them with all the information they need about your products, services, and brands.
Brief Description
Language barriers exist in most organizations, but having a cloud-based multilingual LMS can prevent employee/partner training from becoming a hassle. Know that if your organization does not benefit from a multilingual LMS, then it is dawning. To learn more about how to benefit from a multilingual LMS, please write to us.

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