Hi! my name is Isaac, I'm from Argentina and I'm building my first course.
As you know, English is not my first language, and I decided to create the course in English with Spanish subtitles.
I don't know if it is the best decision, what do you think about it?
I think to answer your question, you need to ask yourself if your customer base primarily speaks English or Spanish. If you are afraid that your English is not good enough (or not easy to understand), then I would say you probably need subtitles in English so people can follow along. Personally as an English speaker, if I had issues understanding you while taking your course, subtitles in Spanish wouldn't do me any good.
Conversely, if your customer base speaks primarily Spanish, then maybe recording the course in Spanish is a good idea. Some instructors also have two courses, one in each language.
Best of luck,
Thanks! Yes, I think that there are a lot of people that may be interested on my course in both languages. I didn't thought on using english subtitles too, but it is a great idea.
I think most spanish talkers are use to watch english videos, so for now, I'm only speaking in that language. But also depends on the demand. I don't know really, I'm too new at this. haha!
Thank you for your answer!
Personally, I would think about doing the course in English since I think there is a much larger English speaking community here on Udemy (but I can't prove this).
I had one course of mine translated into Spanish for me and it never sold very well. I was able to give away a lot of free coupons and get a lot of good reviews, but sales flagged.
Hope this helps,