Communities developing resources and competencies for using their languages
Foundational understanding for language development work of all kinds
Publications, fonts and computer tools for language development, translation and research
SIL offers training in disciplines relevant to sustainable language development.
7,105 languages are spoken or signed. CLICK for map of world languages & regional websites.
SIL's dedication to language development past and present
Turning language data into digital learning tools
The study of language in all its aspects—has been a central activity of SIL since its beginning.
SIL supports literacy and education programs for youth and adults.
Trained specialists gather linguistic, sociolinguistic, and community information for strategic language development planning.
SIL serves language communities worldwide, building their capacity for sustainable language development, by means of research, translation, training and materials development.
When school speaks their language, children learn.
Effective development speaks the language of the community
SIL International is a faith-based nonprofit organization serving language communities worldwide.
Who we are as people is inseparable from the languages we speak.
Explore language vitality and endangerment.