The Life of a Language Project
Before a new language project can be started, partnerships must be built between the language community, the local church and any outside organisation.
From this base of good partnership, it may be necessary to assess the languages to see which communities are most suited for new translation work to begin. After that, linguistic skills may be required to analyse the language and devise an alphabet.
Trained literacy workers enable the community to read and write in their own language. There may also be a need for non-print media products, such as audio and video Scriptures to be made. Partnership with church leaders is also vital so that the translated Scriptures change lives and communities.
Mother tongue translators receive training, and may require input from translation advisors/consultants with a greater knowledge of biblical languages. Personnel workers will meet the various needs of the project staff.
Throughout the project there will be a need for administrators and project managers to ensure things run smoothly. Finance workers correspond with donors and ensure that donations reach the places they are needed.
In This Section:
- First Steps
- The Next Step
- Two Week Stint
- One-to-One (6wks-1yr)
- Medium/Long Term (2+yrs)
- Specific Roles