7-11 July 2019

Explore Language – QLD

7-11 July 2019

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This course – formerly known as PROBE – introduces you to the linguistic foundations of cross-cultural mission work, and gives you the opportunity to assess your ability to communicate in another language and culture. Over the course of the week, you will get a hands-on experience of learning a new language by reflecting on its sounds and structures, and looking at the culture of those who speak it.

Subjects taught – at an introductory level – include principles of Bible translation and semantics, phonetics (the study of vocal sounds and their written representation),  language awareness (grammar, or the ways in which different languages are structured), language learning (strategies for learning a new language, even if there are no written materials available for it), anthropology (or more specifically, the study of culture and worldview), and literacy.  Ctrl-click here for a description of some of these subjects.  The course is designed for those who wish to explore the possibility that God may be calling them to Bible translation or related fields, but has also proved valuable for those wishing to prepare for short or long term ministry in any field of Christian work in a cross-cultural context.

Venue: This is a live-in event;  It will be held in a rural setting on a macadamia farm in the beautiful, rolling hills of Maleny, about an hour north of Brisbane and half an hour inland from the Sunshine Coast.  Full details of how to get there and what to bring will be sent in early July to those registered.

Dates for 2019:  Sunday evening 7 to Thursday afternoon 11 July.  The course will be followed immediately by a Story the Bible course in the same venue, and discounted rates are available for those registering for both.  Contact us for details.

Cost:  $140 per person, including all food and accommodation, as well as tuition and printed notes.  Registrations received by Friday 7 June will attract a $20 discount.  For catering reasons, the deadline for registrations is Sunday 30 June.  Non-refundable deposit is $20 per person; either the deposit or the full fee is required with registration to secure your place.

Explore Language is generally run annually in Brisbane, while a more in-depth six-week version called Launch is held each January-February in Melbourne.  Information about the Melbourne course can be found here.

For more information: Contact Peter O’Loghlin at maleny_seminars@wycliffe.org.au or by phone on 07 3892 3348, or click the Subscribe button below to be sent updates as they become available..