Deaf Owned Translations -
MAST - This 4-week course introduces prospective MAST volunteers to the principles, processes, and goals of MAST.
MAST Theory - This 5-week online theory training course is designed to train participants in understanding and leveraging their brain’s natural processes for maximum learning and output. It covers thinking processes for retention, language acquisition, acculturation, team-building, and leadership. Participants will understand the basic principles of thinking that are the foundation of MAST as a translation methodology. Furthermore, they will be equipped to use these principles in managing their own thinking and working with others to train translators. You must have successfully completed the MAST course OR must have participated as a facilitator at a MAST event before taking this course.
Symbolic Universal Notation - During this 5-week class you will learn about the Symbolic Universal Notation (SUN), read a SUN Scripture passage as well as translate Scripture from English to SUN. SUN is a program that brings Scripture to the illiterate deaf. Using a symbolic system of writing, the illiterate deaf who are not educated in sign language can read God's word for themselves.
Learning to Write for International Translators - This 5-week course is designed to teach English speakers how to write for non-native English speaking translators. This course shows English speakers how to write in a style that helps translators understand the intended meaning more easily so that they can translate clearly and accurately the biblical resources that Wycliffe Associates provides. Students will practice writing paragraphs and sentences and choosing words and grammar that are translator-friendly.