Nida School of Bible Translation
The Nida School of Bible Translation (NSBT) is a new global training initiative that the Nida Institute together with multiple agencies has developed. This particular curriculum provides training that will both accelerate translation production but also assure its high quality and conformance with contemporary standards of accuracy, cultural sensitivity, localized leadership, and cost efficiency. The 2013 NSBT is the first in a series of training events that will take place in Misano and other locations around the world. The innovative approach to this Bible Translation curriculum is to understand this activity within the broader framework of the academic discipline of Translation Studies. The following six themes emanate from this starting point:
The Bible and Its World. Course work in biblical exegesis reflect modern hermeneutics
Contemporary Translation Theories. Course work in translation methodology and history alongside translation ethics and ideology
Languages and Linguistics. Course work in linguistics as well as biblical languages
Media, Audience, and Communication. Course work in the theory, production and performance of non-print translation along with audience and communication studies Bible Translation Resources and Technology. Course work in Paratext, distance learning tools, and localization of resources
Project Management and Leadership Development. With recognition that management and leadership skills are key to assuring an efficient pace in translation, recognized trainers in these areas will engage participants to grow these skills.