As our goal is the multiplication of Biblical Hebrew translators so that translation of the full Bible can begin in every language by 2033, part of the IBLT strategy is to provide Biblical Hebrew Intensives with our partners in strategic locations around the globe. These take the form of two programs: Beginning Biblical Hebrew, a 2-week intensive equivalent to a full semester (3 credit hours) of seminary level Biblical Hebrew. The second course is a 2-3 week Biblical Hebrew Pedagogy course designed for professors and instructors which exposes them to a training methodology which both improves and accelerates the learning of Biblical Hebrew.
The first pilot project training professors and instructors in Biblical Hebrew was held in Kolkata, India at Serampore College (begun by William Carey who translated the Bible in over 30 languages). Professors from over a dozen Indian universities and seminaries attended and had their concept of Biblical Hebrew teaching revolutionized.Invitations to run more Intensives have come from other well-known institutions in India and discussions are under way with translation agencies as well. The second most populous nation with 1.1 billion precious people, yet the full Bible has only been translated into several dozen of the over 1400 languages and dialects of India.
In December 2016, a Biblical Hebrew Intensive was held in Nairobi, Kenya serving the translation agencies, Bible Societies and academic institutions focused on translation of African languages.