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
A language and culture learning coach provides encouragement, accountability, and support to learners. Coaches work closely with learners to help them identify areas of strength and weakness, set realistic goals, choose interesting lessons and activities, troubleshoot difficulties, and track progress as proficiency develops.
Some essential characteristics of a good language and culture learning coach include:
SIL consultants help recruit and train new coaches to work with language learners in different areas of the world.