Student Statistics
Since 1981, 1335 people from 28 nations have participated in our Diploma in Bible Translation training programme (DBT). This year

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Transformation through Teaching
I always feel incredibly honored and blessed to have the opportunity to work with our amazing translators in The Word

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Bible Dictionary Excitement
During the Lexicography course, the Eastern Slovak Romani team was encouraged to think of a dictionary project that might actually

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I am one of the lucky ones!
I am one of the lucky ones that got the chance to attend the DBT Training of May 2019. The

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Highly impressed!
I am highly impressed with the presentations particularly the active participation of the participants and the DBT training coordinator and

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Completely awesome!
I just want to share my feedback on the professional and well-presented 30days of DBT training of May 2019 in

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Greek in Paratext
In Greek we learned how to read and write the Greek letters, but also about English grammar, conjugation, declension and

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A taste of the Holy Land
Even though I was translating the Bible, I was doing it without knowing the details of the Bible, such as

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I see the Bible in a new light!
I have studied for a Bachelor in Theology before, but many things were not clear to me and I I

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Diploma Ceremony in Zambia
On 23rd November, 20 students were awarded a Diploma in Bible Translation in Lusaka, Zambia. The graduates come from Botswana,

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Graduation in South Asia
20 students graduated with a Diploma in Bible Translation on 1st November.  Congratulations to all!!

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It’s all Greek to me – or is it?
Who would have thought that learning Greek could be fun?  As I  am translating the Bible I was eager to

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Skype training works for us!
Everyone involved – students and lecturer – testify that training by skype works well. Previously, a week or two was taken

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Training via Skype
I taught two students Hebrew via skype. It was quite a challenge. I found it hard to respond to the students

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Literary Studies
“Literary Studies helped us to understand that there are differenet literary features in the Bible. It also helped us to

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Learning by doing
“We just used to sit through the lectures without understanding them. But now we are able to see the link

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Long desired
“Now we are well equipped, this is what we wanted and have been looking for for many years. Please continue

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Convinced!
“I have attended training in Bible translation but I haven’t seen anything like this. I have learnt a lot.” –

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Motivated
“This training has motivated me.” – Anonymous, Zambia 2015

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From the mouth of a Training Coordinator
“The interest of other organisations is vividly proven by the fact that they keep insisting to send more students to

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More confidence
“The students I had last taught when they started their training two years ago  have increased in their facility with

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Thank you!
“We wish that translators in the past had taken this course, the quality of translations we have available would have

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Biblical Exegesis
“In Biblical Exegesis we were made to walk through the Bible as if it were an ancient land. We met

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More than meets the eye
“I never thought that there is so much to study about my language. This training has made me aware of

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Just in time!
“This DBT training was a turning point. We found a lot of spelling inconsistencies in the translated Scripture portions. We

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Behind the scenes
“I have been using many dictionaries but this training gave me an understanding of how to make a dictionary. I

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Simply grateful
“We thank God for such good teachers who communicated the subjects with such simplicity and clarity.” – SM SE Asia,

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A lecturer’s voice
“I am excited to work with highly motivated learners. What I have received from God I gave to the class,

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Appetite whetted
“I will make an encyclopaedia in my language before I die.” – Anonymous, SE Asia 2013

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Bowled over
“Lexicography is interesting. Wow! Even we have synonyms, antonyms and other features in our language. That’s amazing.” – Anonymous, South

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Discourse and Translation
“Even though the subject was tough we realised that it is important to understand the literary genre before translatin a

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Cultural Anthropology
“Anthropology was interesting and it gave us a chance to look deep into our own culture.” – Anonymous, SE Asia

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Lexicography
“It was an interesting subject and we enjoyed it. It was wonderful to see that we could come up with

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Gained more than knowledge
“My understanding of God grew through working with the people here, praying with them and and worshipping with them.” –

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Observations of a Training Director
“The students always say that the training is very helpful for their translation work. They even ask us to offer

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Writing my language
“I got good knowledge and skill to develop the orthography of my language through The Word for the World’s training.”

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Enriched!
“I learnt great lessons from the lectures and lectures that help me grow in my Christian faith and the ministry

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Loving DBT training
“It is really useful.  I know myself that I improve a lot during the one month DBT training.” – Anonymous,

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Eye opener
“By learning about Morphology and Syntax subject I came to realise that every language has grammar.  I studied the internal

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Literary Studies makes for a better translation
“By learning about this subject we understood that we can approach the Bible as literature.  Moreover, I came to know

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Surprised
“I got many more ideas, more than I expected.” – Anonymous, SE Asia 2015

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Not too old!
“I am grateful to God and to the Word for the World as a whole to have this opportunity to

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Knock-on effect
After learning about meaning-based translation: “We have to share these things with our commmunity!” – Anonymous, SE Asia 2014

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Team building
“We are a translation team, but after this training we really feel like a team.” – Anonymous, SE Asia, 2014

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In hindsight
“How can someone translate without doing this course?” – Anonymous, SE Asia 2014

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Privileged
“Thanks for giving us such a privilege to have such a wonderful course.” – Anonymous, SE Asia 2014

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The wonder of learning
“Our minds have been opened.” – Anonymous, SE Asia 2014

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Graduation – a reason to celebrate!

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Graduation joy

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