Where to get training

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)

RussiaLanguage 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

Other Training

Training Institutions that offer other SIL training can be found here.