Since 1981, 1499 people from 30 nations have participated in our Diploma in Bible Translation training programme (DBT).
This year we are training aspiring Bible translators from bible-less language communities in 10 countries. For details check our training calendar. At present, 400 students are enrolled for the Diploma in Bible Translation course. A further 75 have attended their first taster event in 2021, 63 in 2020 and 10 in 2018 and 2019. All enrolled students represent 19 nationalities and 193 languages with Bible translation need. The great majority are involved in first-time translation of the Bible into their language or preparing to do so.
263 students from 14 different nationalities have graduated with a Diploma in Bible Translation and 9 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. 72% are still involved in Bible Translation today. A further 170 students completed a number of modules they came to study.