This team will explore Alsace in eastern France to meet Alsatian speakers and perform initial research, media collection, prayer and missional conversations. Linguæ Christi wants to establish long-term work here in the future.
9 July – 8 August 2022
This team will be focusing on Alsatian speakers in Alsace in eastern France. This is a very independent project. Those who require a great deal of direct supervision or instruction should not consider this assignment.
Linguæ Christi has embraced the calling of addressing the spiritual needs of speakers of ALL the indigenous, minority languages in the European/Eurasian context (from Portugal in the West to Siberia in the East). Much as we have done among speakers of Celtic languages for the past 20 years, we intend to begin new work with other European minority languages groups. Over the next 2–5 years specifically, it is our desire to open new work in at least two to three new areas. To begin this work, we want to send some specialised teams of students to do some initial exploring in those areas and among those languages groups.
For more information about the different aspects of Discovery Teams— research, media collection, prayer and missional conversations—visit our Discovery page.
As the trade language in Alsace is French, it would be very helpful and advisable if interested students (1) already possessed some good proficiency in French before arrival (level A2 or higher), or (2) would be willing to commit to go through our “crash-course” (free and by distance learning) in French before arrival on field. Some knowledge of German could also be helpful. No knowledge of Alsatian is required or expected before arrival, as an intensive introduction to Alsatian will be offered as part of the initial, on-field orientation.