Canada Institute of Linguistics (CanIL)

Trinity Western University
Langley, British Columbia, Canada

CanIL offers a full range of SIL courses year round for undergraduate and graduate credit. These can be transferred into many degree programs across North America or taken as part of three programs offered at CanIL. B.A. and M.A. degrees in Linguistics are offered through Trinity Western University (TWU). A Masters in Applied Linguistics and Exegesis is offered through ACTS Seminaries. CanIL provides the Linguistics Department for TWU and the CanIL faculty have excellent qualifications and field experience. In an annual nationwide survey, TWU is ranked right at the top of Canadian universities in quality of education.


Students may attend subsequent summer terms at CanIL to complete SIL pre-field training for some roles.

The summer and degree programs at CanIL focus on strong community, mentorship and training trainers. Teaching assistant positions are available to those qualified. Generous financial aid is also available.



The primary language of instruction for this program is English.

Courses in this program can be taken apart from the degree.

This program prepares students to begin functioning in the following role(s) in language work:

Degrees offered

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1-604-513-2128 (fax)
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