Learning & Development industry overview

With our wealth of industry knowledge built up over more than a decade, Global Lingo is the industry leader in providing translation and localisation solutions for the e-Learning sector.

The Learning and Development (L&D) industry is a creative sector consisting of companies producing corporate training solutions (e-Learning content development companies), talent management companies (providing software to manage staff and help train), internal learning and development departments, qualification and assessment/testing providers, educational institutions (e.g. universities) and others.

Often L&D sits within the HR department of a company and requires support to fulfil the many L&D needs of a company.

Subject matter expertise is paramount in this industry, as L&D is not restricted to a single subject matter but can extend to any other industry specialism. Global Lingo only uses subject matter experts who are also specialised in the linguist field required to complete a project. Our specialist linguists can work in unison with your native subject matter experts to create high-quality localisations for your global learners.

Relevant services and benefits

  • Full end-to-end solution for localising complex e-Learning courses.
  • Any of our services may apply to a Learning & Development project:
  • For education and qualification providers we offer: Translation, Editing & Proofreading (TEP), Desktop Publishing (DTP), Linguistic sign-off (LSO), voice-over or subtitling, and testing and QA (for online tests & assessments)
  • For e-Learning we typically work on: glossaries, TEP, DTP, LSO (testing/QA), extraction and reintegration of text, plus voice-over or subtitling


Glossary creation and terminology management are important across all types of work and we would always add this to a project to ensure consistency between projects is maintained.


We work closely with e-Learning content companies, learning technology companies and internal Learning & Development departments to localise corporate training courses and LMS for use in local markets. Whether training is delivered via PowerPoint incorporating audio and video or using the latest off-the-shelf or custom-built (e.g. Flash, HTML, HTML5) e-Learning authoring tool to create a highly interactive course. Global Lingo has the capability to work with any authoring tool, including Storyline, Captivate, Lectora, Adapt and many more.

By selecting the right linguists, multimedia specialists and experienced file engineers, we work directly with clients’ subject matter experts and instructional designers to ensure that the learning objectives are achieved across all languages.

To see how we can help you with your Learning and Development requirements, visit our Kineo, Saba Lumesse or DeltaNet case studies to view how other organisations are already profiting from a global supplier.

You can also download our e-Learning fact sheet or contact us for a free consultation and further information. Alternatively, you can request a quote via the button below.