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.
Over 7,000 languages are spoken or signed. CLICK for map of world languages & regional websites.
SIL's commitment to see people flourishing using the languages they value most.
works with local communities to develop language solutions that expand possibilities for a better life
Who we are as people is inseparable from the languages we speak.
Languages matter because people matter. These stories reflect how communities around the world are using their languages to improve their lives.
SIL International is a faith-based nonprofit organization serving language communities worldwide.
(January 2020) Six SIL representatives recently attended the Language Technologies for All Conference (LT4All) at UNESCO Paris, December 4-6, alongside participants from major technology platforms including Amazon, Googl