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.
7,097 languages are spoken or signed. CLICK for map of world languages & regional websites.
SIL's dedication to language development past and present
SIL partners with institutions and organizations worldwide to offer training for language development.
We offer training in phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, discourse, cultural anthropology, language and culture learning, linguistic field methods, sociolinguistics, literacy, language project planning, translation, and more.
SIL cooperative training programs offer a wide range of training from introductory courses to advanced degrees. For details about individual programs, click the links below.