Language & Translation Resources

Resources to help with material in other languages or translation into other languages.

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The world of translation may seem rather mysterious, or even daunting, to the uninitiated. This is hardly surprising given the huge range of possibilities available on the market, particularly via the Internet, with promises of "free online translations", "machine translations" and the like. Whilst services such as Google Translate may provide...
  • Shell Books for Functional Literacy

    Shell books are resources for adult literacy covering a range of subjects from health and hygiene to crafts, farming and practical issues like simple construction techniques. Booklets are provided as Microsoft Word files that can be downloaded free of charge to be printed locally. Books are available in a choice of English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, or EasyEnglish. Anyone is allowed to make changes to the pictures or the words, including a complete translation into another language.
  • The Bible in Simple French for Everyone

    La Bible En Français Simple Pour Tout Le Monde.

    The Bible in Simple French for Everyone is clear and easy-to-read. It is very good for people with limited education. This Bible is a translation that expresses the meaning of the original message in a clear, accurate and natural way. It is free and available online.

    Go to our easy-to-use website in French. Then you can read the New Testament online; print a pdf file to read on paper; or download an app for your android smartphone or tablet.
  • World Bibles

    A huge index that lists over 17,000 Bibles in 4000 plus languages. It has direct links to sites where you can get Bibles on-line, audio Bibles, video Bibles, braille, printed Bibles and free download. Excellent for cross-cultural outreach, and for friends who speak other languages.
    Location: Evesham, Worcestershire
  • Discover App

    Discover App is a Discovery Bible Study (DBS) app which allows users to explore the Bible for themselves. Ideal for catalysing Disciple Making Movements (DMM) in remote contexts. Studies in English, Arabic, Somali, Dari, Pashto and Bahasa. Text and audio for all studies.
  • ESL Games

    A curated collection of ESL games, activities and other online learning resources.
  • is a place where you can conveniently find many resources to help you with your research of the world's languages. is owned by SIL International, a service organization that works with people who speak the world's lesser-known languages.
    Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Every Tongue

    EveryTongue Good News Recordings - Over 1000 links to online Good News recordings to which you can click and listen. 72% of the world can find Good News at this site in a language they can understand. On this site, you will also find a list of hundreds of recordings that are on cassette but not yet on the web. The makers of this site have met members of very obscure people groups via the Internet and believe they can get Good News to members of almost every language group on earth.
  • Filipino Christian Resources

    Resources in Tagalog and other languages of the Philippines.
    Location: Philippines
  • Global Recordings Network UK

    Our vision at Global Recordings Network UK is telling the story of Jesus in over 6,000 languages. We record and distribute recordings in Europe, the UK and around the world.
    Tel: 0141 8404279
    Location: Paisley, Renfrewshire
  • Google Language Tools

    This facility enables you to translate text from certain languages. You can also search in different languages from here.
  • How to decide whether to use machine translation in church services

    Several online systems are available that receive an audio feed from the front of church and use the
    internet to translate it into other languages without the use of a human interpreter. Different members of the congregation can simultaneously read the translation onscreen on their smartphone
    or use an earpiece to receive the translated audio in their preferred language. This paper summarises the practical arrangements, comment on the underpinning values and signpost to additional resources.
  • Kwintessential

    Kwintessential are a UK based Christian owned company who provide information and services to the international business community on cross-cultural issues and translation.
    Tel: 01460 279 900
    Location: London
  • Language Up

    Affordable language mentoring and support for people who need to learn a language to live, work and serve cross-culturally.
  • On-line Dictionaries

    This is the service that the Online Translator uses. A valuable resource if you're involved in translation work of any kind.
    Location: Burlingame, CA, United States
  • Spanish Christian Resources

    A list of resources in Spanish.
    Location: Spain
  • Talking Bibles

    The Talking Bible New Testament is available in over 100 languages, and the Old Testament collection is growing. We are always adding to the available languages. It has been designed for groups of up to 50 people to be able to listen comfortably through the built-in speaker. It can also be plugged into a public address system to reach even more people. The solar powered Talking Bible has been designed to withstand the elements.
    Location: Escondido, CA, United States
  • The Hope

    The HOPE is an 80-minute dramatic motion picture presentation of God's amazing story of redemption as revealed in 36 biblical events from creation through Christ. Adapted into many languages. Study guide and ESL study tools also available.
    Location: Missouri City, TX, United States
  • Tradu24

    Tradu24 is a technology driven translation agency with a team with over 5,000 language specialists all over the world. We translate into and from 85 different languages.
  • Translation Services

    A list of reviews for business translation services.

  • Universal Language Solutions

    Universal Language Solutions (ULS) is the company of choice for some of the world’s best-known brands who trust us to meet their translation and interpreting needs. We have translation & localisation experience in the Religious Institutions sector
    Tel: 020 3940 3255
    Location: London
  • White Rose Translations Ltd

    White Rose Translations Ltd offer translation services between any languages pair. The company is owned and operated by Christians.
    Tel: 07875 672201
    Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • World Christian Film Directory

    The World Christian Film Directory is an attempt to list the Christian videos in all the languages of the world.
  • Wycliffe Bible Translators

    Wycliffe’s vision is for a world where everyone can know Jesus through the Bible. We serve local partners worldwide as they bring God’s word to their communities in the language which speaks to them best.

    1.5 billion people are still waiting...
    Tel: 0300 303 1111
    Location: Oxford