Thank you for your interest in our Summer@CanIL program. Applications for Summer 2020 are now closed. Applications for Summer 2021 will open September 2020.

-The CanIL Admissions Team


Summer is the time to join the CanIL family! The Summer@CanIL program is when most students begin at CanIL, either to take individual courses for interest, to take courses to transfer back to their educational institution as elective credit, to start a non-degree Training Track program, or to finish their pre-reqs for their graduate studies with CanIL and its partner organizations. The Summer@CanIL program is usually hosted by Canada Institute of Linguistics (CanIL) at Trinity Western University (TWU) in Langley, BC. However, in light of COVID-19, Summer 2020 was held fully online.

The Summer@CanIL program will run online from June 14, 2021 – August 13, 2021.  No decision has been made yet about the format of Summer 2021 (online vs. face-to-face). For up to date information, check the Latest CanIL COVID-19 Response Information page.

There will be a mandatory New Student Orientation on Sunday, June 13.

Check back in September 2020 for the application link for Summer@CanIL 2021.

In the meantime, you may review the Summer admissions requirements here.

CanIL will review applications and supporting documents as they are received. 

Due to a high number of applications, we encourage you to submit your application and supporting documents as soon as possible after applications open, particularly if you are an international applicant.

Interested in a Full Degree Program (BA or MA)?

CanIL is a partner organization with Trinity Western University, ACTS Seminaries, and Tyndale University College (Toronto, ON). Therefore, if you are interested in a degree program, you’ll ALSO need to complete an application from one of these educational institutions.

  • To apply for the Master of Arts in Linguistics (CanIL/TWU) click here: MA LING application
  • To apply for the Master of Arts in Linguistics and Translation (CanIL/ACTS Seminaries) click here: MALT application
  • To apply for the Bachelor of Linguistics at Trinity Western University click here: BA LING at TWU
  • To apply for the Bachelor of Linguistics at Tyndale University College click here: BA LING at Tyndale

(For Graduate studies, there are 4 very specific pre-requisite foundational courses needed. The majority of our incoming graduate students begin by taking these courses together in the Summer. If you already have the specific four pre-requisite courses – or qualifying equivalents – you can apply for direct entry to the MA program in the Fall, and do not need to fill out a Summer application. However, this will need to be determined in conjunction with the Admissions Department ( A Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics does not guarantee that the pre-requisites have been met. Send us an email and let’s work on this together!)

Want to take classes at CanIL, but can’t come in the Summer?

Send us an email at to tell us about your situation! If you are interested in an MA or a Training Track, starting in the Summer is always the ideal entrance term. Doing pre-requisites for an MA or starting a Training Track in the Fall instead of Summer will disrupt the structured course sequencing. However, we recognize that this is sometimes unavoidable.

Fill out the Fall/Spring Application if:

  • You need MA pre-requisites, but the Summer is not an option for you
  • You want to start a Training Track, but the Summer is not an option for you
  • You want to take courses for interest or transfer credit, but the Summer is not an option for you
  • You are resuming casual (non-degree) studies at CanIL after a time away

Please note that all Fall 2020 courses will be held online. See Latest CanIL COVID-19 Response Information for more information.

To apply for Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 classes at CanIL, click here: Fall/Spring Application.

We look forward to receiving your application, and working with you in the admissions process!