Web Literacy Basics I Now Available in 11 Languages

Last fall, we kicked off an effort to translate Web Literacy Basics I, a beginner module that includes six activities focused on teaching the basics of reading, writing and participating on the Web. Our initial goal was to have this module translated into at least five other languages by the end of 2015, and thanks to the contributions of many volunteers and community members, we’re thrilled to share that the results exceeded our expectations.
Screenshot of translated web literacy activity
Now you can find these activities in the following 10 languages (and counting!)

  • Bengali / বাংলা
  • Dutch / Nederlands
  • Filipino / Pilipino
  • German / Deutsch
  • Gujarati / ગુજરાતી
  • Hindi / हिन्दी
  • Indonesian / Bahasa Indonesia
  • Portuguese / Português
  • Spanish / Español
  • Swedish / Svenska

To access this content, first visit the Web Literacy Basics I page. Then, when you click on each of the six featured activities, you’ll see a pull-down menu on the top right side of the page, where you can select your preferred language to see the complete translation for that activity (see image above).
Our hope is that now it will be easier to teach important web literacy skills–whether through Mozilla Clubs, in classrooms or other existing programs–in even more cities and countries around the globe.


Photo courtesy of @MozillaPH

We owe a giant thank you to the 20+ contributors who helped us translate this curriculum. We so appreciate the time and energy that went into localizing this content, so that others may impact learners in their communities. There were also a few people that we’d like to highlight who really went above and beyond with localization support:

  • Marina Limeira translated four of the six activities into Portuguese.
  • Richard (RAVM) reviewed all the Spanish translations for typos, fixes and improvements.
  • André Jaenisch translated five activities into German and then improved them over time.
  • Ashish Mishra worked out five activities into Hindi thus opening our activities to one of our largest communities.

This effort was a bit of an experiment and we’ve learned a lot in this process. Moving forward, we’ll keep working towards more streamlined methods for translating content and tools available at teach.mozilla.org. Stay up-to-date by following us on Twitter or visiting our forum for updates soon.

4 responses

  1. Bob Reyes wrote on :

    This is so awesome! A slight correction, though… It should be Filipino NOT Pilipino. Pilipino (with the “P”) refers to the people of the Philippines. The one with an “F” refers to the national language. Thanks!

    1. Kristina Gorr wrote on :

      Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will make the change on our activity page as soon as possible.

    2. Andre Garzia wrote on :

      Bob and Kristina,
      Thanks a lot for flagging this. I’ve already updated the activity pages and they are now showing “Filipino” as they should be.

  2. amarnath wrote on :

    11 languages is great option mozilla is providing