Center for extension learning

Field-based training of translators & consultants globally

Many translators and consultants, serving in areas where the need for the bible is greatest, may not be able to come to jerusalem for 9-12 months. Whole Word Institute aims to connect its jerusalem-based hebrew program to translators around the globe by “taking jerusalem to the world”.

Employing our specialized source language-learning techniques in this extension program, leaders are equipped even in remote areas of the world where the giant translation gap is the widest. We are inviting, training and sending the next generation of translators to multiply full Bible translations.

Current cel programs

Hebrew extension learning program (help): a program of the center for extension learning


A multi-certificate, maximally efficient, Hebrew program for the whole world

The hebrew extension learning program is a distance learning program that builds upon the proven foundation of biblical source language training that Whole Word Institute has successfully operated in Jerusalem to serve the specific goals of the Bible translation movement, its agencies, translators and consultants.

“I have loved tuning into the class each day, to watch students actively engaging with complex material. It has been an incredible achievement for the instructors (in USA, Asia, Europe and Africa) to run a multilingual online program that includes mainstream participation of Deaf students. For me, the highlight has been seeing the integration and interaction of the Deaf students in the class– the online format has enhanced participation.”

–Ricki Gidoomal ריקי גידומל