Change your account language

You can adjust the language of your Coursera account in your account settings. This affects text on your homepage and system text in courses you take. Course content will always appear in the language that it was written.

Note: Some courses are fully translated into multiple languages and we support translated subtitles on course videos. Guided Projects are only available in the language they were created in and aren’t subtitled.

How to change your language

To change your language:

  1. Log in to coursera.org.
  2. Click your name in the top-right, then select Settings to open your account settings
  3. Click the dropdown menu under Language, and select the language you’d like to see displayed.
  4. In the Account section, click the drop-down menu under Language.
  5. Select the language you want to use for your account, then click Save.
  6. Refresh the page or visit a new page to see the language update.

We currently support these languages:

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Russian
  • Chinese (traditional and simplified)
  • Arabic (see below for more details)

Support for right-to-left language display

We currently support a right-to-left display in Arabic for learners taking courses via a learning program through their employer or university. If you don’t see the Arabic option in your account settings, reach out to your program administrator.

When your language is set to Arabic, you can do the following things in Arabic:

  • View course progress, completion, and grades.
  • Search, browse, and enroll in courses.
  • View and write in course discussion forums.
  • Watch select course lectures in Arabic or with Arabic subtitles
  • Save parts of Arabic transcripts to your notes and take your own notes in Arabic.

If you switch learning programs, you’ll still see Arabic in a right-to-left display but some elements may be untranslated or misplaced.


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