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
Scripture Engagement Workers assist Christian communities to strengthen their languages by integrating Scriptures into their life and practice.
Scripture Engagement Workers need to be competent in certain areas in order to succeed in their roles. Most often, those working with SIL will need the courses below to acquire these competencies. Readiness for the role depends on having the competencies, not on taking a course. Documented educational life experiences or other training is taken into account.
Scripture Engagement Workers who work in their own ethnic group or one very similar should have taken the following courses or their equivalents:
Scripture Engagement Workers who work in a culture different than their own need to learn another language and culture. The recommended formal training for them includes the courses listed above plus:
Training in Scripture Engagement is available at a number of venues, including GIAL, CanIL, CLTL@Redcliffe, and i-DELTA.