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SIL Academic Training

Academic training in SIL focuses on preparing people to do quality linguistic fieldwork, literacy, and translation.

Training for Roles in Language Work


For those planning to work in the SIL organization, many fields advise taking the basic courses before beginning a language assignment. The remaining courses can be taken on the field or immediately after the first field term.

Before being cleared to begin full-scale translation, all SIL personnel who will be involved in Bible translation are required to demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following three areas:

Basic Courses

Intermediate Courses