LING40400 Localisation

Academic Year 2023/2024

*** Not available in the academic year indicated above ***

The module provides a broad and multi-disciplinary approach to localisation :
- Localisation process,
- Job specificities,
- Identification of overview of translatable components
- Overview of software
- Fields of application (gaming, etc.)

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The module is aimed at:

- Understanding the difference between translation and the cultural adaptation of software, documentation and games, etc.
- Understanding localisation job specificities
- Awareness of localisation software

Indicative Module Content:

Specific focus on the most important fields of localisation:

- Localising brands
- Localising games
- Localising software
- Localising websites
- Localising graphics, etc.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Seminar (or Webinar)




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
- Blended approach combining lectures from academics and professionals from the industry
- Project-based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Project: Localisation Project Week 12 n/a Graded Yes


Continuous Assessment: Various in-class and home activities Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

- Regular feedback to allow for practical and project-based learning

Name Role
Professor Bettina Migge Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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