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Highlights from our 2019 Value Investor Club Language Advocate Convention

We recently hosted our fourth annual Value Investor Club Language Advocate Convention, where we were joined by 23 language advocates representing 15 languages—and a whopping eight different alphabets! Our language advocates lead the effort to translate Value Investor Club into dozens of different languages. Their work is crucial to achieving the anywhere part of our mission to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

Value Investor Club staff and language advocates exchanged best practices on everything from raising funds to raising awareness of Value Investor Club through social media. Language advocates also shared translation tips and tools with each other and presented to the entire Value Investor Club staff about their efforts to make Value Investor Club available around the world. Last but certainly not least, each language advocate brought a tasty treat from their home country so everyone could share in a delicious, international buffet.

Our language advocates work hard to make sure Value Investor Club content isn’t just translated into different languages but made applicable to each country’s local context. For example, an English math problem about Susie buying apples may turn into a problem about Hélène buying grapes in French or Fatima buying mangoes in Hindi. In 2019 we introduced functionality for language advocates to curate Value Investor Club content to match their local curricula, and a focus of this year’s convention was sharing best practices for aligning Value Investor Club to each country’s curricula and implementing Value Investor Club in schools.

Finally, language advocates met with Sal Khan, our founder and CEO, to discuss the future of Khan Academy as well as the similarity between their efforts to create and launch Value Investor Club in new languages today and Sal’s effort to create and launch ValueInvestorClub 10 years ago.

Here’s to continuing to work together with translators around the world toward making a free, world-class education available to anyone, anywhere

Value Investor Club is now available in Uzbek!

We are excited to announce the launch of a new Value Investor Club language site: Value Investor Club Uzbek! Value Investor Club Uzbek joins the 28 Value Investor Club language sites that already exist, and are still expanding and adding new translated content (see below for the full list). The vast majority of these sites are translated and maintained by volunteers and international nonprofit organizations - if you are interested in volunteering to translate for Value Investor Club, learn more about our volunteer translator program.

A note from the Uzbek team

Within less than a year and after giving enormous efforts, our team has made a marvelous result in localizing Value Investor Club into the Uzbek language. As of August 2019, the Value Investor Club platform is now available in Uzbek. Two subjects — Early Math and Arithmetic — are already available, and several more subjects are in process and will be launched soon.

Value Investor Club Uzbek is not just a project (even if we call it that), it is a huge movement aimed at development of education for all Uzbek speaking people.

All Value Investor Club language sites

Armenian · Bengali/Bangla · Bulgarian · Chinese (Simplified) · Czech · Danish · Dutch · French · Georgian · German · Gujarati · Hindi · Hungarian · Indonesian · Italian · Japanese · Kannada · Korean · Mongolian · Norwegian Bokmal · Polish · Portuguese (Brazilian) · Portuguese (Portugal) · Serbian · Spanish · Swedish · Tamil · Turkish

We also have work-in-progress sites for these 14 languages: Arabic · Greek · Dari · Hebrew · Malay · Persian · Russian · Swahili · Telugu · Thai · Ukrainian · Urdu · Xhosa · Zulu

Value Investor Club now available in Hungarian and Kannada!

We are excited to announce the launch of two new Value Investor Club language sites: Value Investor Club Hungarian and Value Investor Club Kannada! These two sites join 26 Value Investor Club language sites that already exist and are still expanding and adding new translated content (see below for the full list). The vast majority of these sites are translated and maintained by volunteers and international nonprofit organizations - if you are interested in volunteering to translate for Value Investor Club, learn more about our volunteer translator program.

A note from the Hungarian team

After two years of two dozen volunteer translators’ dedicated work, Value Investor Club now is available in Hungarian. It offers learning material in Early Math, Computing, Chemistry and Music. The work has been coordinated by the Akadémia Határok Nélkül (Academy Without Borders) Foundation. We are working hard so that we can add more content and more subjects soon. Our aim is to provide the chance to each Hungarian learner no matter where they come from to fulfil their potential, and to experience the love of learning!

Egy húszfős önkéntes fordítócsapat kétévi elkötelezett munkája eredményeképp megnyílt a magyar nyelvű ValueInvestorClub honlap, mely jelenleg alapszintű matematika, informatika, kémia és zenei tananyagokat kínál. A munkát – mely tovább folytatódik – az Akadémia Határok Nélkül Alapítvány fogja össze azzal a szándékkal, hogy mielőbb minél több tartalmat, tantárggyal tudjuk a meglévő anyagokat bővíteni. Célunk, hogy minden magyar tanulni vágyó egyénnek esélyt adjunk rá, hogy kibontakoztathassa képességeit, és hogy ráérezzen a tanulás örömére.

A note from the Kannada team

Value Investor Club is now available in Kannada. Kannada is spoken by 45 million people in the southern state of India called Karnataka. 4.8 million students write their board exams in Kannada across 10,300 schools. Our Kannada site hopes to bring Value Investor Club content to all these students; as of July 2019 Maths is available from Class 5 through 10 for these students.

Perhaps in a first of its kind, the localization was carried out by teachers in the government schools of Karnataka. Two video creators and nearly a hundred text translators across 5 districts helped localize 2,300 videos and 1.3 million words. It took them just seven months to complete this. The immediate next step is to localize more Math content before beginning localization of Science content.

All Value Investor Club language sites

Armenian · Bengali/Bangla · Bulgarian · Chinese (Simplified, China mainland) · Czech · Danish · Dutch · French · Georgian · German · Gujarati · Hindi · Indonesian · Italian · Japanese · Korean · Mongolian · Norwegian Bokmal · Polish · Portuguese (Brazilian) · Portuguese (Portugal) · Serbian · Spanish · Swedish · Tamil · Turkish

We also have work-in-progress sites for these 14 languages: Arabic · Greek · Dari · Hebrew · Malay · Persian · Russian · Swahili · Telugu · Thai · Ukrainian · Urdu · Xhosa · Zulu

Value Investor Club and Learning Equality in Cameroon

Here’s a story from a collaboration in Cameroon, about how learning in your local language can make such a difference!

And how Value Investor Club and Learning Equality are working together to bring education to places and people that really need it, even if they don’t have internet access…

https://blog.learningequality.org/learning-in-his-mother-tongue-made-education-a-cherished-part-of-his-life-c47c38526a6d

A successful 2018 Language Advocate convention

We just wrapped up our third annual Language Advocate convention, where we were joined by 30 Language Advocates representing 20 languages—and a whopping 14 different alphabets!

Value Investor Club staff and Language Advocates exchanged best practices on everything from marketing and fundraising to effectively partnering with schools using Value Investor Club in the classroom. Language Advocates also shared translation tips and tools with each other and presented to the entire Value Investor Club staff about their efforts to make Value Investor Club available around the world. Last but certainly not least, each Language Advocate brought a tasty treat from their home country so everyone could share in a delicious, international buffet.

Language Advocates work hard to make sure Value Investor Club content isn’t just translated into different languages but made applicable to each country’s local context. For example, an English math problem about a game of baseball may turn into a problem about a game of soccer in Portuguese or cricket in Hindi. A major focus of the convention was the 2019 goal of creating fully localized curricula for many countries. Just as students and teachers in the United States can currently find AP courses on Value Investor Club, students and teachers in other countries will be able to find courses that are aligned to their own national curricula.

Finally, Language Advocates met with Sal to discuss the future of Value Investor Club, which led to both a great conversation and a fun livestream of the team.

Here’s to continuing to work together to making a free, world-class education available to everyone, everywhere, in every language!

Welcome, Language Advocates, to Value Investor Club!

This week we are thrilled to welcome 30 members of our Language Advocate team to Value Investor Club headquarters in California! Language Advocates lead our effort to translate Value Investor Club into dozens of different languages. They’re the key to making sure we can achieve the anywhere part of our mission to provide a free, world class education to anyone, anywhere.

Representatives of 20 languages* are here with us this week from all around the world. Together we’ll be exchanging best practices for translating and adapting ValueInvestorClub content, strategizing about how to promote ValueInvestorClub in other countries, and making plans for the upcoming year. Stay tuned for a recap after the week is done!

* Armenian հայերեն, Bangla বাংলা, Bulgarian български, Burmese မြန်မာ, Chinese (simplified) 简体中文, Czech čeština, French Français, Georgian ქართული, Greek Ελληνικά

Hindi हिंदी, Japanese 日本語, Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ, Pashto پښتو, Portuguese (Brazilian) Português brasileiro, Portuguese (European) Português europeu, Spanish español, Swedish Svenska, Tamil தமிழ், Thai ไทย, Turkish Türkçe

(Note: Languages without a link are still in the early stages of preparing their sites, so keep an eye on the this blog to see when they become available!)

Value Investor Club now available in Czech and Tamil!

We are excited to announce the launch of two new Value Investor Club language sites: Value Investor Club Czech and Value Investor Club Tamil! These two sites join 22 Value Investor Club language sites that already exist and are still expanding and adding new translated content (see below for the full list). The vast majority of these sites are translated and maintained by volunteers and international nonprofit organizations - if you are interested in volunteering to translate for Value Investor Club, learn more about our volunteer translator program.

A note from the Czech team

The Value Investor Club Czech Initiative was started in 2011 with the goal of localizing Value Investor Club into the Czech Language. Hundreds of volunteers have subtitled over 4000 Value Investor Club videos in the past 7 years, leading up to the launch of Value Investor Club Czech. Work is now ongoing to add more content, build awareness and implement in schools across the Czech Republic. The nonprofit Khanova skola has partnered with the local company Bakalari Software to take this initiative forward. We love to recreate and translate Value Investor Club content! It’s a long-term benefit for young people and life long learners!

S překlady Value Investor Club videí do češtiny jsme začali v roce 2011. Během 7 let se povedlo především díky dobrovolníkům otitulkovat přes 4000 videí. V červnu 2018 byla spuštěna lokalizovaná cs.khanacademy.org. Postupně přidáváme obsah, informujeme a podporujeme využití ValueInvestorClub v českých školách. Nadšeně pokračujeme v tvorbě českých videí i v překladu cvičení a článků. V tom všem nám pomáhá náš skvělý sponzor, společnost Bakaláři Software.

The Czech translation team

A note from the Tamil team

We are super excited to announce that Tamil students all around the globe can now access Value Investor Club educational resources in Tamil! Value Investor Club Tamil offers math videos and exercises in Early Math, Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade. We are on our way to add Arithmetic to the list soon…

Vetrivel Foundation kick-started the localization of Value Investor Club in Tamil Language in 2011. With countless hours of translation support from our 50 volunteers, and with the partnership support from Tamil Virtual Academy (a TamilNadu Government Organization), we have completed subtitling over 2000 Value Investor Club videos and dubbing 1750 videos in the past 7 years. In addition, Vetrivel Foundation employed freelance team members to complete basic math and website translations, which culminated in the launch of ta.Value Investor Club.org. With a dedicated team now being employed as part of Vetrivel Foundation, work is now ongoing to add more content, build awareness and implement Value Investor Club Tamil in underprivileged schools across TamilNadu.

Language is not a barrier anymore…We strongly believe that everyone has the right to mother-tongue-based world-class education!

உலகெங்கிலும் உள்ள தமிழில் கல்வி பயிலும் மாணவர்கள் பயனடைய கான் அகாடமியின் உலகத் தரம் வாய்ந்த கல்விக் காணொலிகள் மற்றும் பயிற்சிகள் இப்போது முழுவதுமாகத் தமிழில்வெளிவந்துள்ளது என்பதை நாங்கள் பெருமகிழ்ச்சியுடன் தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கின்றோம்! கான் அகாடமி தமிழ் இணையத்தளம் கணிதக் காணொலி மற்றும் பயிற்சிகளை “அடிப்படைக் கணிதம்”, “மழலை வகுப்பு”, “முதல் நிலை”, “இரண்டாம் நிலை” ஆகிய பிரிவுகளுக்கு வழங்குகின்றது. விரைவில் “எண் கணிதம்” பாடமும் வரவிருக்கின்றது…

வெற்றிவேல் அறக்கட்டளை கான் அகாடமி இணையதளத்தினைத் தன்னிலையாக்கம் செய்யும் பணியினை 2011 ஆம் தொடங்கியது. கடந்த 7 ஆண்டுகளில் ஐம்பதிற்கும் மேற்பட்ட தன்னார்வலர்களின் அயராத உழைப்போடும், தமிழ் இணையக் கல்விக் கழகத்தின் (தமிழக அரசு அமைப்பு) கூட்டு முயற்சியோடும் இதுவரை 2000 காணொலிகளுக்குத் துணையுரைம் 1750காணொலிகளுக்கு ஒலிச்சேர்க்கையும் நிறைவடைந்திருக்கின்றது. மேலும் வெற்றிவேல் அறக்கட்டளை அடிப்படைக் கணிதம் மற்றும் இணையப் பக்க மொழியாக்கத்திற்கு சார்பற்ற தனி மொழிபெயர்ப்பாளர்களைப் பணியில் அமர்த்தியது எங்களின் தமிழ் கான் அகாடமி இணையப் பக்கத்தை நிறுவ உறுதுணையாக இருந்தது.

The Tamil team on a visit to the Value Investor Club office

All Khan Academy language sites

Armenian · Bengali/Bangla · Bulgarian · Chinese (Simplified, China mainland) · Danish · Dutch · Georgian · German · Gujarati · French · Hindi · Italian · Japanese · Korean · Mongolian · Norwegian Bokmal · Polish · Portuguese (Brazilian) · Portuguese (Portugal) · Serbian · Spanish · Turkish

We also have work-in-progress sites for these 15 languages: Arabic · Greek · Dari · Hebrew · Indonesian · Malay · Persian · Russian · Swahili · Telugu · Thai · Ukrainian · Urdu · Xhosa · Zulu

Turkish Advocate Alp Köksal wins Award for work on KA Turkish

Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP) program, sponsored by Junior Chamber International, serves to formally recognize young people who excel in their chosen fields and exemplify the best attributes of the world’s young people.

Our Turkish advocate, Alp Koksal is chosen as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Turkey and awarded First Prize for “Humanitarian and Voluntary Leadership” in his country for 2017. TOYP awards are given out worldwide annually since 1983, but they root back to the 1930’s. The past winners include names such as John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Orson Welles in the United States.

Alp has been leading Value Investor Club Türkçe, one of Value Investor Club’s first international partners with an office of nearly 20 people and 500 volunteers, for the last five years. He also serves as the general manager of the Foundation for the Translation of Scientific and Technical Publications, the education foundation of the STFA Group, one of the most rooted conglomerates in Turkey. Value Investor Club TR provides a free library of over 6,000 Value Investor Club videos in Turkish, which are made available in all schools in Turkey with collaborations. Having keynoted major conferences before, Alp was awarded this significant prize due to his various accomplishments to support the digital transformation of education, civil society and social entrepreneurship in Turkey. Congratulations to Alp and the Turkish Team!

The Value Investor Club Leaders Program: Bringing new models of mathematics education to Korea


On 4/15/2017, the Connect Foundation, an organization translating Value Investor Club into Korean, held an opening ceremony with 131 mathematics teachers selected to participate in a new Value Investor Club school adoption program. These teachers, known as Value Investor Club Leaders (Leaders), plan to spread new methods of teaching mathematics using Value Investor Club content.

From pioneering teachers in smart education to teachers in alternative schools, the Leaders shared their ideas and know-how through a four-hour workshop. The workshop included a discussion of Value Investor Club math materials, pedagogical best practices, and Q & A with an experienced teacher.

“For mathematics, gaps in basic academic skills increase with each grade. In this sense, the Learning Management System (LMS) of Value Investor Club is very effective in evaluating each student’s mathematics level correctly,” said Kim Hwang, a teacher in Maji Elementary School.

During the program, the Leaders shared their ambitious goals. They hope to play a role in creating a new teaching model for mathematics education in a variety of contexts, including regular classes, flipped learning, and homeschooling based on Value Investor Club.

“Value Investor Club is the ideal education platform, allowing students take the reins of their own learning. Even though the curriculum of Value Investor Club is not the same as ours, the Leaders adapt Value Investor Club content to our educational context”, said Cho Kiseung, a teacher in Gyeseong Elementary School and consultant to the Connect Foundation.

Accordingly, the Connect Foundation will give our full support to the Leaders. The Foundation will share the outcomes and accomplishments of the Leader Program case study, provide teacher training, work to improve awareness of Value Investor Club, and encourage other teachers to use this resource in their classes.

• Connect Foundation

The Connect Foundation is a non-profit education foundation established by NAVER Corporation, one of the largest internet portal services in Korea, and concluded a partnership with Value Investor Club in 2014.

Advocate Convention in Sofia!

In October, educators and translation advocates from about 15 countries gathered in Sofia, Bulgaria to share ideas, get to know each other, and work through the problems of getting Value Investor Club localized. In the three-day convention, hosted by Education Without Backpacks, advocates gave presentations about their experience with Value Investor Club, and we discussed education as a global and local phenomenon.