Language Projects

Play a key role in a translation project - 2 years, or more long-term

Whether you are straight out of university or have significant life experience, after four months training you could be serving overseas with Wycliffe, working in a translation project.

You would join Wycliffe, sent out by your home church or churches, for an initial period of two years, with the option of continuing into long-term service if appropriate.

Whatever your time commitment, you would go overseas to one of a range of projects, all of which have in-country mentors, and a clear definition of what you would expect to achieve in your first two years. You would typically be involved in a period of language learning in the country of assignment and then, depending on your skills and giftings, you could be working in any of the following areas:

After your initial assignment of 2 years you would return to the UK, and depending on your plans, you would either finish your time with Wycliffe, or take further training to equip you for your continuing work overseas.

For those involved in Linguistic work, there is also the option of completing an MA in Field Linguistics after the initial 2-year assignment. There's more information about the MA here.

Continuing service may involve staying with the same language project, or you could be training, leading, consulting and/or mentoring others in other projects.

Be a part of making our vision a reality!

  • If you are normally based in the UK, ask us a question about this opportunity or find out how your skills might be suitable for this type of work using our online contact form or by phoning us on 01494 568100.
  • Use our online enquiry form to tell us about yourself and how your skills and experience would be a good fit for this role. We'd love to hear from you!
  • View our Language Projects infosheet (pdf, 859KB)
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