Translation allows language communities to gain access to Scripture texts and literature from other languages and cultures.

SIL’s commitment to scholarship in language development includes research in translation theory and practice in order to promote greater understanding of the process of translation. This research then informs the practical work of translation teams. SIL works in partnership with language communities to facilitate the translation of Scripture texts, books and booklets for educational programs, stories related to culture and folklore, as well as health and community development resources.