Yes, as much as possible! During orientation we teach you to make the most of language learning opportunities. You may already speak a national language, but might like to start to learn a local or tribal language. You will be unlikely to go to language school (as courses are usually one-two years minimum) but it is certainly a good idea to learn some basic phrases in the local language.
Will I study another language?
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Why go on a short term placement?
During a short-term trip you could learn a new language or work in areas you never even imagined you could. READ MORE
What is WEC Short Term?
We invest into the lives of everyday Christians to equip them to take the good news to the nations. READ MORE
The ethics behind short term cross-cultural ministry
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Where does WEC send people on a short term placement? Why those places?
Short Term placements and gap years are a great personal journey: a benefit to communities here or overseas. READ MORE
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