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.
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SIL's dedication to language development past and present
These schools and partnering institutions offer courses in self-directed language and culture learning. Instruction is in English unless otherwise noted.
Australia - SILA Training, Kangaroo Ground, Victoria: Language Learning
Brazil - Curso de Lingüística e Missiologia (CLM), Associação Lingüística Evangélica Missionária (ALEM), Brasília: Aquisição de Línguas (instruction in Portuguese)
Canada - Canada Institute of Linguistics, Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia: Language and Culture Learning
El Salvador - Curso Fundamental, Adquisición de Segunda Lengua (instruction in Spanish)
Germany - Seminar für Sprache und Kultur, Burbach-Holzhausen: ssk-Grundkurse (instruction in German)
New Zealand - Eastwest College of Intercultural Studies, Taupiri: Tools for Language Learning
Paraguay - Curso Fundamental, Adquisición de una Segunda Lengua (A2L) (instruction in Spanish)
Peru - Curso Fundamental, Adquisición de Segunda Lengua, (instruction in Spanish)
Russia - Language and Culture Acquisition, at Lutheran Seminary, Petersburg, Russia (instruction in Russian)
South Korea - Asia Research Institute of Language and Culture (ARILAC), Handong Global University, Pohang: Language and Culture Acquisition
Thailand - Master of Arts in Linguistics Program, Payap University, Chiang Mai: Language and Culture Acquisition
United Kingdom - Centre for Linguistics, Translation and Literacy, Redcliffe College, Gloucester: Language and Culture Acquisition
- Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, Dallas, TX: Second Language and Culture Acquisition
-The Summer Institute of Linguistics at UND, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND: Learner-Directed Second Language Acquisition
Other Institutions offering training in Self-Directed Language and Culture Learning
Institute for Cross-Cultural Training, Wheaton University, Wheaton, IL: Online Second Language Acquisition
Applied Linguistics Program, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL: Linguistic Field Methods
Missionary Training International, Colorado Springs, CO: Compass
Center for Intercultural Training, Union Mills, NC: Second Language Acquisition
Tyndale University, Toronto, Ontario: Language and Culture Acquisition
Training Institutions that offer other SIL training can be found here.