How to change the language of Seismic Learning's user interface

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Written by Michael Hughes
Updated over a week ago

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About Internationalization

Internationalization changes system text in the Seismic Learning UI––the login page, the navigation menu, company settings, and assignment notifications––to meet the needs of learners in many countries.

In the example below, the user interface has been translated into French.

Note that lesson contents are not translated. You must create training content in the language you prefer. Need a translation services provider? We recommend LTC Language Solutions.

Supported Languages

The following languages are supported:

  • Arabic

  • Chinese (Simplified)

  • Chinese (Traditional)

  • Dutch

  • Filipino

  • French

  • Canadian French

  • German

  • Indonesian

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Korean

  • Portuguese

  • Russian

  • Spanish (Basic)

  • Swedish

  • Turkish (Türkçe)

  • Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)

Languages that are read from right to left such as Arabic and Chinese are supported for the learner-facing UI. They are not supported on the admin/creator side of the lesson builder.

Creators may experience issues when trying to format right-to-left languages in the lesson builder. Our Services team does not build content in right-to-left languages.

Change the Interface Language

To update the interface language, select the gear icon > Settings > My Account. Under Interface Language, use the dropdown menu to select a language.

Change the UI Language for a Single User

Users with people management permissions can update the interface of the learners they supervise. To do so, select a user from the People page, and then select Edit. Under Locale (Language), select a language from the dropdown menu, then select Save. When the user next logs in, the interface will be rendered in the language you selected.

Change the UI Language for Many Users at Once

With the bulk import tool, you can update the UI language for many users at once. The CSV template includes a column titled Locale.

This screenshot depicts the Locale

Select a language code from the list below, then add it to the user's corresponding Locale cell.

  • ar: Arabic

  • de: Deutsch

  • en: English

  • es: Spanish

  • fr: French

  • fr-CA: Canadian French

  • Id: Indonesian

  • it: Italian

  • ja: Japanese

  • ko: Korean

  • nl: Dutch

  • pt: Portuguese

  • ru: Russian

  • sv: Swedish

  • vi: Vietnamese

  • zh-CN: Chinese

  • zh-TW: Traditional Chinese


Q. The language of my UI changed. How can I restore it to my preferred language?

A. There are several ways your preferred language may be inadvertently changed; the most common occurs when one user selects a share link from another user with a different UI language. Take this scenario for example:

Frank Jones (an admin) uses Seismic Learning in English, but his coworker Bruno Duarte (a creator) uses Learning in Portuguese. Bruno wants Frank to review a lesson he created, so he sends Frank a share link to his new lesson. Frank clicks the link, reviews the lesson, and then exits Learning. The next time he logs in, however, his Seismic Learning UI is now rendered in Portuguese.

This mishap is due to a caching issue in the user's browser. Follow these steps to revert the UI language to its former settings.

  1. Log out of Seismic Learning.

  2. Restart your browser, then log back in.

  3. Resume your work!

Questions? Please contact the Support team at

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