Since 1981, 1770 people from 35 nations have participated in our Diploma in Bible Translation training programme (DBT).
This year we have trained aspiring Bible translators from bible-less language communities in 15 countries. For details check our training calendar. At present, 609 are enrolled and this year 108 have graduated with a Diploma in Bible Translation. Currently our students represent 22 nationalities and 205 languages with Bible translation need. Most are involved in first-time translation of the Bible into their language or preparing to do so.
395 students from 18 different nationalities have graduated with a Diploma in Bible Translation and 33 with a Certificate in Bible Translation. The diplomates took an average of five years of study, which comprised intensive modules, self-study and on-the-job training. 74% are still involved in Bible Translation today. A further 174 students completed a number of modules they came to study.