Hmmm, a little serendipity for me this afternoon. I happened across a blog that included a translation service along the side. I could click a flag and the page would be shown in that language. I couldn't get that particular one to work on my site (I think it was a purchased service) but I did find and incorporate the Fagan Finder Translation Wizard (it's down there on the lower right if you're actually reading this on my site). About 7 minutes after I plugged that in, Stephen Downes points to the following post about the possible future uses of Google Translator: The Universal Language. You can read more about Google Language tools here.
So what I'd like to know is whether the Fagan tool translates reasonably well into your language. I don't read any others, but I'm regularly surprised with comments from around the globe, so I suspect there are some multi-lingual readers out there - can you let me know? Something like this would seem to be pretty important if you're supporting distance students internationally - why not provide them with information in their native tongue (assuming this thing does a decent job).