iDELTA is the Institute for the Development of Languages and Translation in Africa. We offer high-quality, BA-level training to students engaged in language development work across Africa. The anglophone program is taught in English and is based in Uganda.
Students choose from one of five tracks of interactive and practical training that they can apply directly to their work:
- Bible Translation
- Scripture Engagement (including trauma healing and use of media)
- Literacy (including multilingual education and mother-tongue literacy
- Language Survey
Each student follows one of these tracks through three sessions of courses.
Academic Course 1
Our next sessions of courses, AC1, is currently scheduled for June 5 – July 30, 2021 in Entebbe, Uganda. The application deadline is April 30, 2021.
Students who have already been accepted into iDELTA use this form to register for AC1:
Applications for new students are now closed. If you have questions, please write to the Registrar.
What does iDELTA teach?
The iDELTA program was developed to meet the translation and language development training needs in Africa. We seek to provide the competencies needed for those seeking to work in language development or providing access to scripture. This is a bachelor level program, accredited by partner universities. Applicants for iDELTA must have completed secondary education or demonstrate equivalent qualifications.
Fuller information can be found in this document:
For more information about the costs for iDELTA and what those costs cover, click here. We do offer a non-residential option for residents of Uganda.
How do I apply to iDELTA?
In order to register for the Academic Course 1 you should complete this application online. For best results, put something in every box until everything is filled in. You can go back and edit it later, but your information may not be saved if you don’t complete the whole form.
If you need to download a copy of the AC1 REGISTRATION, you can download it from the link below. This form is for students who have already been accepted to iDELTA.
Please contact us with any questions.