WAVE

 

 

WAVE is an exciting program for anyone who is curious about how they can serve in Bible translation. Wycliffe Associates Volunteer Education will detail the many methods that go into translation, as well as how volunteers can be involved. These courses vary from technology, to media, to MAST, and even church networking. This is a perfect time to learn about how God can use your skills in the best ways. Our team will help you choose a class from many different subjects. Most classes are held in Orlando, FL., but we are starting to offer some of them online. Aside from informative translation methods, we will also incorporate spiritual disciplines to complement your new knowledge. Come join us for this new adventure!  

 

WAVE courses will begin in Orlando on October 1, 2018 and continue through March 29, 2019. For class schedules please click here.

 

Class Details:

  • MAST (Mobilized Assistance Supporting Translation)
    • MAST is a revolutionary translation method which engages the national church to enable it to translate God's Word into their specific heart language. This course presents the 8-step process of MAST methodology and teaches how to facilitate a MAST workshop. This is a 5 day course consisting of one 90 minute session per day (M-F). The MAST course is also available online. 
  • V-MAST
    • This course teaches the techniques of conducting a MAST workshop online with national translators in other countries and gives opportunities to participate in an online workshop. This is a 5 day course consisting of one 90 minute session per day (M-F). The MAST course must be taken before this course or previous MAST facilitator experience.
  • MAST Theory
    • The theory training course is designed to train participants in understanding and leveraging their brain's natural processes for maximum learning and output. This is a 5 day course consisting of one 90 minute session per day (M-F). The MAST course must be taken before this course or previous MAST facilitator experience.
  • DOT (Deaf Ownership Translation)
    • In this course, students will learn how to work with deaf teams and help facilitate Bible translation into each people groups' unique sign language. This is a 5 day course consisting of one 90 minute session per day (M-F). Must be taken together with the Film class.
  • FILM
    • How can film be used in the Bible Translation world? Find out in this course which will consist of both practical knowledge and a hands-on approach. This is a 5 day course consisting of one 90 minute session per day (M-F). Must be taken together with the DOT class.
  • SUN (Symbolic Universal Notation)
    • This course will provide an understanding of a method of Bible translation, SUN (Symbolic Universal Notation), that is being developed for the home-sign and deaf-blind communities. Participants will be introduced to a new, symbol-based writing system and learn how to use the system to give the deaf and the deaf-blind immediate access to Scripture. This is a 5 day course consisting of one 90 minute session per day (M-F).
  • SUN Advanced
    • This course will equip participants to translate English Scripture into SUN using vSUN. This is a 5 day course consisting of one 90 minute session per day (M-F). The SUN course must be taken before this course.
  • COMPASS
    • Quality is an important measurement of what we do in teaching our translation methodologies. We have four primary functions in assuring that we are always looking at quality. This includes testing what we do (experiments), teaching the church how to measure quality (building rubrics or list of measurements that the church can testify to), gathering testimonies of spiritual transformation and gathering expertise testimonies of the methodology through partners. In this course we will explore each of these measures of quality. This is a 5 day course consisting of one 90 minute session per day (M-F).
  • Cultural Considerations
    • An overview of not only how cultures are different, but how we can take proper postures in order to successfully communicate, work, and serve with others locally and globally. This class-led discussion-style learning is geared to open our minds and humble our hearts. All are welcome to join. Past world travel is not required to take this class, nor future plans for travel. This is a 10 day course consisting of one 90 minute session per day (M-F). Available online in 2019.
  • ELL Facilitators Training (English Language Learning)
    • Bible translators all over the world are asking for English classes in order to read and understand Bible translation resources. Students completing this course will gain a good understanding of the ELL method of teaching and how to facilitate a class. They will participate in all ELL exercises in order to better understand the process of learning English from the viewpoint of a non-English speaker. This is a 10 day course consisting of two 90 minute sessions per day (M-F).
  • Overview of Tools
    • This is an in-depth look at each of the tools used in Bible translation. The students will use the tools and learn how they may be implemented during a MAST event. This is a 10 day course consisting of one 90 minute session per day (M-F). 
  • Translation Studio
    • This course is an in-depth look at one of the tools used in Bible translation. In this hands-on class, students learn the purpose of the Desktop Translation Studio and discover how it may be implemented during a MAST event. They will be able to set-up, create, work in and share a project in the Windows Operating System. Available online in 2019.
  • Church Involvement
    • Would you love to see your church be more directly involved in Bible translation? In this course, students will learn an effective and stress free approach to recruiting their local church, as well as other churches in their community, for this task. These simple steps can enable anyone to successfully share WA's mission of Bible translation with confidence. This is a 5 day course consisting of one 90 minute session per day (M-F). Available online in 2019.
  • Spiritual Disciplines
    • The work that we do must begin in the heart and mind of God in order for us to serve His Kingdom. To know His will, hear His voice, have fellowship with Him, and with the people He calls His children takes willful discipline and determination. Learning to practice these disciplines in all circumstances and at all times develops a spirit that can thrive in constant communication and fellowship with our Creator, and with the people He loves. These are 5 or 10 day courses consisting of one 90 minute session per day (M-F).

Basic Information:

  • For the online courses, please contact a Recruiter.
  • WAVE classes will be held at our main office in Orlando, Florida. The address is 11450 Translation Way, Orlando FL, 32832. Click here for a map of our Orlando Campus.  You will be given further instruction by email on where to go for your class.
  • Dress code is casual.
  • A Spiritual Discipline class will be required along with any other class. You can contact your Recruiter to get registered.
  • We are asking that you take no less than two classes (along with the Spiritual Discipline) at a time. Classes run either one or two weeks and require attendance five days (Monday - Friday) of that week.
  • You are responsible for your own food and housing while you attend the classes. For details on these items, please visit Orlando Events & Training.
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