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.
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SIL's dedication to language development past and present
Mother tongue-first education is a relatively new and pioneering effort in providing quality education for learners in non-dominant language communities around the world. There is a lot to learn about the process and a deep need to be able to see and understand what is happening and why. Effective programs need monitoring and evaluation processes that answer the critical questions:
SIL provides technical input and support to language communities and their supporting partners in developing monitoring and evaluation programs that: