Accessing Khan Academy in languages other than English

Khan Academy provides many resources to support learners whose primary language is not English. The tools below are helpful for English Language Learners (ELLs) and students in English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. They’re also useful for students who are learning in a language other than English.

Fully translated sites

In addition to English, Khan Academy has been fully translated into three languages: Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Here are the links for our translated sites:

Setting a primary language

On your account settings page, you can set English, Spanish, Portuguese, or French as your primary language. You will then see all Khan Academy content - including articles, videos, and skills - in that language.
Many educators who teach English Language Learners help these students set their native language as their primary language on Khan Academy. These students can then learn in their native language. Student progress will appear on the teacher’s coach reports regardless of the students’ language setting.
Example: Marcos is a student in Ms. Suhendra’s class. He speaks Spanish at home and is just starting to learn English. Ms. Suhendra doesn’t speak Spanish but wants to help Marcos learn in his native language. She shows him how to set Spanish as his primary language on Khan Academy.
Ms. Suhendra recommends “Order of operations” to Marcos. This skill appears on Marcos’s dashboard as “El orden de las operaciones,” and the questions, hints, and associated videos are all in Spanish. Even though Marcos practices this skill in Spanish, Ms. Suhendra can see his progress on her English-language coach reports, under “Order of operations.”

Subtitles

After starting any video, click the CC button to turn on captions and select a language. Subtitles are available in many languages (not just English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese).

Dubbed videos

To see Khan Academy videos dubbed into Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, or French, go to your account settings page and change your primary language.
To see dubbed videos into any other language, follow these steps:
  • If you are logged in to Khan Academy, log out.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen.
  • Under International, you’ll see a drop-down menu. Pick the appropriate language.
You will then see a list of all the videos that have been dubbed into this language.

About our translator community

All our translations efforts are volunteer-driven or philanthropic, so we thank our tireless supporters for helping us in our mission to make a free world-class education available for anyone, anywhere. Our translator community is working hard to translate the entire site and add more languages!