Centre for Linguistics, Translation and Literacy (CLTL)
Based in its new location at Redcliffe College
Wycliffe believes good preparation is essential for mission service, whether at home or abroad. Training, which we see as a major part of this preparation, is now offered by the Centre for Linguistics, Translation and Literacy at Redcliffe College in Gloucester, in partnership with Wycliffe Bible Translators.
At Redcliffe, students have the chance to study cross-cultural communication, language development issues and missiology all in one place! Courses are designed to teach the skills necessary for learning new languages, for describing unwritten languages, and for literacy and translation work as well as for associated specialist ministries. Although examples and illustrations from many world languages and cultures are drawn on extensively in nearly all CLTL courses, no particular languages are taught. Rather, the relevant courses teach general principles basic to the study of any language and culture.
The Centre for Linguistics, Translation and Literacy recognises that not everyone learns best in the same way. Teachers therefore utilise a variety of techniques during course instruction. Moreover, for the majority of courses, the teaching methodology also employs adult learning principles in the hope of remaining stimulating and enjoyable. Detailed information about courses, applications, visas, staff and other training locations is available on the Redcliffe website.
Selected courses on offer include:
- Language and Culture Acquisition
- Assignment Related Training
- MA Field Linguistics
- MA Literacy Programme Development
- More courses