Recommendations on Where to Train

Recommended Schools for Training

A. Bible, Theology, & Biblical Languages:

Bob Jones University

1700 Wade Hampton Blvd. Greenville, SC 29614
Ph. (803)242-5100 Fax (800) 2-FAX-BJU
Admissions: (800) BJ-AND-MEWeb site: www.bju.edu
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(Bob Jones University and Bibles International are cooperating to offer a master's degree in Bible translation)

Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary

4801 Allen Road Allen Park, MI 48101-2913 
Ph. (313) 381-0111 Fax (313) 381-0798 
Admissions: Toll-free 1-800-866-0111 
Web site: www.dbts.edu

Central Baptist Theological Seminary

900 Forestview Lane N. at Hwy. 55 Plymouth, MN 55441
Ph. (612) 417-8250 Fax (612) 417-8258
Admissions: (800) 827-1043
Web site:www.centralseminary.edu/
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Faith Baptist Bible College and Seminary

1900 N.W. Fourth St. Ankeny, IA 50021
Ph. (515) 964-0601 Fax (515) 964-1638
Admissions: (800) FAITH4U
Web site: www.faith.edu
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Maranatha Baptist University

745 West Main Street
Watertown, WI 53094
Ph. 920.206.2323
Web site: www.mbu.edu
(Bibles International personnel teaches a basic linguistics course at MBU)

Northwest Baptist Seminary

4301 N. Stevens St. Tacoma,
WA 98407-6699 Ph. (253) 759-6104 Fax (253) 759-3299
Admissions: (800) 488-4675
Web site: www.nbs.edu
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B. Linguistics:

Bob Jones University - has a summer program (one summer) in addition to their regular school year linguistic courses. As noted also above, Bob Jones University and Bibles International are cooperating to offer a master's degree in Bible translation and an extended master's degree as a specialist in Bible translation. More information about the courses is available at the following website:http://www.bju.edu/academics/graduate-programs/viewmajor.php?id=1013

Summer Institute of Linguistics offers training programs in connection with state university faculty and facilities in three locations each summer: Oregon, North Dakota, Texas, and Canada (Trinity Western University). Further information is available from:

SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics) Admissions Office 7500 W. Camp Wisdom Road Dallas, TX 75236-5699 (800) 892-3356 or (972) 708-7494 (GMT -6) FAX: (972) 708-7380 Web site:  www.sil.org/training/training-programs-language-development E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note: Though we recommend the equivalent of two SIL summers, the complete SIL summer program involves three summer sessions. The SIL program is also available as a one-year program at their Dallas location.

Moody Bible Institute - has a major in applied linguistics conducted in connection with SIL. More information about the courses is available at the following website: http://www.moody.edu/undergraduate/general/majors.htm

Several secular schools have linguistic programs that do not include Bible translation training, such as: University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, Cornell University, Michigan State University, and UCLA.

C. Language Learning Techniques:

Bob Jones University - (see above)

Mission Training International PO Box 50110 Colorado Springs, CO 80949 Phone: (800) 896-3710 FAX: (719) 594-4682 Web site: www.mti.org E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Toronto Institute of Linguistics The Administrator 25 Ballyconnor Court Willowdale, Ontario Canada M2M 4B3

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