Written by Junya Kato, Regional Training Consultant, PADI Asia Pacific
The PADI Freediver program continues to go from strength to strength with the recent release of new languages via PADI eLearning.
PADI Freediver eLearning (Product Code: 70770-1) is now available in the following languages; English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai and Traditional Chinese.
After purchasing and sending this course for your students, PADI Freediver eLearning will become available for them to download through the PADI Library App. PADI Freediver eLearning will contain all three course levels; PADI Freediver, PADI Advanced Freediver and PADI Master Freediver. In addition to this, students can now also select their preferred language.
Students learn by reading and viewing content that is supported by interactive imagery, graphics and videos. They can then complete the knowledge reviews and final exam, either offline or online. If internet connection is limited, the only time they need to be online is during the initial download as well as the uploading of their assessment scores from the above sections, once completed.
As PADI Freediver eLearning is a required material for all levels of PADI Freediver courses, Instructors must ensure that students have their own personal set of current PADI material (eLearning). Students must have this material available for study before the course, use throughout the course and reference afterwards, unless it is unavailable in a language understood by the student. If the course is not available in language that your student understands, please contact your Regional Training Consultant to discuss options.
With additional languages now available, the above requirements also apply to PADI Advanced Freediver and Master Freediver students. For example, if a student previously completed a PADI Freediver course without access to PADI Freediver eLearning due to language limitations and they would like to continue further courses with you, they will now need access to PADI Freediver eLearning, if available in a language they understand.
We hope these new languages help you with the PADI Freediver program in 2019. Please contact your Regional Training Consultant for any training and material enquiries.