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.
7,099 languages are spoken or signed. CLICK for map of world languages & regional websites.
SIL's dedication to language development past and present
The LEAD Community of Practice brings together “individuals, teams, organisations and networks all grappling with questions around language, education and development. The focus of the community is working with marginalised communities, often marginalised because of their unique culture and/or language, and it is facilitated by LEAD Asia, a unit of SIL International in Asia.”
-From LEAD Asia’s CoP FAQ
(July 2013) LEAD Asia is inviting specialists in language, education and development to its next Community of Practice (CoP) event. “Building Organisational Relationships” is the theme of the gathering, which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, 11-13 November. Registration is free and open to all working in these fields.
LEAD Asia is a unit of SIL International concerned with education and development in Asia. For the past five years, the team has facilitated a Community of Practice, bringing together participants to share expertise and experiences across organizational and regional boundaries. Although the bulk of participants in the CoP are based in Asia, the event is open to practitioners from any location.
Discussion topics will depend on the interests of participants, but facilitators encourage participants to think about these questions in preparation for the event:
To learn more about the event or register, visit LEAD Asia’s CoP website.