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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Media Development Specialists help communities use their communication resources to enhance their access to information, encourage language development, and address community goals and felt needs.
Media Development Specialists in SIL work with local communities to identify communication forms and technologies used by that community.
Effective media development encompasses both of these elements: information crafted in indigenous languages and forms together with distribution using media technology appropriate in the community.
SIL provides training for Media Development Specialists through the Vernacular Media Specialist Training Course. For a schedule, registration form, or more information in general, email