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
Resources for developing coaching skills
Coach workshops and CoachnotesThe Institute for Cross-Cultural Training at Wheaton College offers one-week workshops for language learning coaches. The site also includes a series of short practical articles for coaches, on topics such as learner difficulties, assessment, and motivation.Becoming an All-Star Language-and-Culture-Learning coachThis conference handout describes attitudes, skills and knowledge needed by an expert language coach.Language Advisor Course for Growing Participator ApproachThis Facebook page includes links to materials used in the Growing Participator Approach to Languaculture Learning. Information on coach workshops, called "Language Advisor Courses" is available contacting [email protected].
Resources for coaches to use with learners
Outline for a language learning plan