CanIL offers a wide variety of training track and degree programs to meet your needs.

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics (BA LING at TWU)

Courses for the BA LING degree at Trinity Western University are offered by CanIL and accredited through TWU. We also provide option minors.

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Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics (BA LING at Tyndale)

Courses for the BA LING at Tyndale University in Toronto, Ontario are taken at and accredited through Tyndale, but administered in partnership with CanIL.

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Master of Arts in Linguistics (MA LING at TWU)

Courses for the MA LING degree at Trinity Western University are offered by CanIL and accredited through TWU. Students have the option of choosing either the Analytical Linguistic stream, or the Applied Linguistic stream. In addition, either program allows a thesis or non-thesis option.

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Master of Applied Linguistics and Exegesis (MLE at ACTS)

Courses for the Master of Applied Linguistics and Exegesis are offered by CanIL in conjunction with ACTS Seminaries (Associated Canadian Theological Schools of Trinity Western University). Students receive a well-rounded education in linguistics and Biblical studies, with linguistics courses taken at CanIL, and Bible, Theology, and Biblical Language courses taken at ACTS (on campus right next to CanIL). The degree is accredited through Trinity Western University. A thesis and non-thesis option is available.

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Training Track Programs

CanIL offers eight training tracks which range in length from 1 to 4 semesters. These training tracks meet the requirements of several mission sending organizations for the following roles:

  • Literacy and Education Technician
  • Literacy and Education Specialist
  • Linguistic Technician
  • Scripture Engagement Worker
  • Language Surveyor
  • Lexicography Technician
  • Field Linguist
  • Translation Specialist

Students wishing to complete a training track will apply through CanIL and be registered as a non-degree, casual student through TWU Extension.

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Summer@CanIL Program

Each summer CanIL offers a condensed semester of linguistics courses. It is a regular semester of studies completed in a 9-week session. Introductory courses, pre-requisites for the graduate programs, elective courses to be used as transfer credit for other linguistics programs, and graduate level courses are offered. Students will apply through CanIL.

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Research opportunities

CanIL offers the opportunity for budding linguists to explore areas of interest through thesis writing opportunities, publishing and presenting of papers before peers or during conferences, research grants, and one-on-one mentoring possibilities.

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Academic planning resources

Printable academic planning guides. Everything you need to plan out your education on one page.

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