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Can you support the micro:bit translation programme?

Would you like to help enable young people worldwide to learn to code while developing your translation skills? We are looking for volunteers to help translate our website and the micro:bit's official editors into more languages.

Why not join our community of volunteer translators? The BBC micro:bit is used by students and teachers all over the world to learn about and create digital technologies. You could help to increase our reach even further with your language skills.

Various translations of, MakeCode and Python editors

There are no set hours as volunteer translator. You can take on as much translation work as you like to suit you. As well as supporting young people to develop programming skills, you will gain valuable work experience that you can use to help develop your career. We also award digital badges to translators quarterly as part of our volunteer rewards programme.

If you become a volunteer translator, you will join a growing community of micro:bit linguists from around the world and have access to our brand new, volunteer reward programme.

We are particularly interested in recruiting volunteers with knowledge of the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • Chinese (traditional)
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Spanish
  • Welsh

Get involved

Here are two ways to help:

  1. Register your interest as a translator with us. We use the Crowdin platform to co-ordinate translation work. Crowdin is simple to use there is an in-context translation tool for both and the micro:bit Python editor which make it easier for you to choose the right words and phrases.
  2. Share this page with your friends and colleagues who may be interested!

If you have any questions, please email our support team

Sign-up as a translator