Spend the summer with some seasoned missionary scholars with experience in Africa, North Eurasia and the Middle East. Explore the importance of understanding language for effectiveness in missions.
Tyndale University College, in partnership with Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada, is proud to offer a Summer Program in Language-Related Ministry from June 17 – Aug. 15, 2013.
The program is designed to give missionaries, cross-cultural workers, and other interested students, grounding in language knowledge and skills.
A Four Course feast ...
- Phonetics (LING 2013) - Say ɑɣɑðə! You will learn how to recognize, pronounce and write down many of the strange and beautiful sounds in the languages of the world.
- Language and Society (LING 3013) - You will learn how to observe and recognize the importance of language attitudes, bilingualism, dialect differences and government language policies for any language situation you may find yourself in.
- Language & Culture Acquisition (LING 3023) - Using the best language learning principles available, you will identify your own personal learning style, understand your strengths and weaknesses, overcome fear and inhibitions, and design a plan that fits both you and your situation.
- Global Christianity (CHRI 361) - This course is designed as an introduction to the worldwide church in its Canadian and global context. Attention will be given to the basics of the global mission enterprise, the practical challenges of cross-cultural ministry, and the resources for missiological study .
Ready, Set, Go! To ends of the world …
The Summer Program will help you get ready to learn any language (written or unwritten) and will foster knowledge, skills and attitudes that will facilitate language learning and cross-cultural ministry.
The training can be applied to Bible translation, to learning written/unwritten languages, or to international development and literacy work with various language communities.The courses can be taken individually, as a ‘set’ for university undergraduate credit toward a BA degree, or they can be audited.
Financial Assistance Available
Substantial scholarship help (for both tuition and accommodation) is available for qualified applicants pursuing affiliation with Wycliffe Bible Translators or its partners. For details on scholarships and for more information about the summer program, contact the Program Director or Program Administrator.
Paul Hooper (416) 675-6473
Rachel Elyas (416) 675-6473