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Canada Institute of Linguistics partners with Trinity Western University and ACTS Seminaries in Langley, BC, and with Tyndale University in Toronto, ON. Through these partnerships, CanIL serves as the Linguistics Department for each university. Read on to determine how to apply for the program that interests you!

Doctor of Ministry (Bible Translation):

Prerequisites

ACTS Seminaries welcomes applicants who confess faith in Jesus, are members in or connected with a local church, and possess a desire for academic and spiritual growth within the ACTS Seminaries community. A Master of Divinity or equivalent theological degree from an accredited university or college is the standard academic prerequisite, along with at least three years of ministry experience. LEARN MORE...

Master of Arts in Linguistics:

Prerequisites

Applicants do not need to have a prior Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics. Instead, applicants need an academic foundation in key areas of applied linguistics covered by CanIL’s graduate program prerequisite courses: LING 210: Language & Society, LING 310: Articulatory Phonetics, LING 330: Phonological Analysis, and LING 360: Morphosyntax I (see prereq course list below for details and sample syllabi). Most applicants take these courses at CanIL during the summer, prior to the start of a Master of Arts degree with CanIL. Applicants with a previous academic background in linguistics may request a waiver on one or more of these prerequisites. Contact inquiry@canil.ca for more information.

*Applicants should also have 6 semester hours of a foreign language (Biblical Greek and Hebrew are accepted). If the applicant does not meet this requirement, they can take courses in a foreign language concurrent with their graduate studies, but this does not count toward the total semester hours needed to complete the degree.. LEARN MORE...

Master of Arts in Linguistics & Translation:

Prerequisites

Applicants do not need to have a prior Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics. Instead, applicants need an academic foundation in key areas of applied linguistics covered by CanIL’s graduate program prerequisite courses: LING 210: Language & Society, LING 310: Articulatory Phonetics, LING 330: Phonological Analysis, and LING 360: Morphosyntax I (see prereq course list below for details and sample syllabi). Most applicants take these courses at CanIL during the summer, prior to the start of a Master of Arts degree with CanIL. Applicants with a previous academic background in linguistics may request a waiver on one or more of these prerequisites. Contact inquiry@canil.ca for more information.

*Applicants should also have 6 semester hours of a foreign language (Biblical Greek and Hebrew are accepted). If the applicant does not meet this requirement, they can take courses in a foreign language concurrent with their graduate studies, but this does not count toward the total semester hours needed to complete the degree.. LEARN MORE...

Master of Arts in Translation of Scripture:

The intended audience for the MATS program is composed of experienced, mother-tongue Bible translators actively involved in a translation project with one of our approved Field Partner organizations. Priority is given to students seeking to qualify as translation consultants. Applicants must therefore:

  • be nominated by a sponsoring organization that has submitted the required forms;
  • have substantial translation experience and be active in a Bible translation project;
  • have an undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree or qualifying equivalent;
  • demonstrate sufficient competency in the English language;
  • be capable of travelling to a central location with other students from their home country at least twice a year for training;
  • and have sufficient and reliable access to electricity, internet, and a computer.

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Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Applied Linguistics:

Prerequisites

It is recommended that students taking this degree program focus primarily on their core requirements for the first two years (approximately 80 semester hours of general programs, see the current TWU Academic calendar for specific course selections). Linguistics students then have the option to attend the CanIL 9 week summer session, which offers the foundational linguistics courses required for further training, or to complete these courses in the Fall semester. Linguistics degree students who have taken these foundational courses are best prepared to focus on their upper level linguistics courses. LEARN MORE...

Bachelor of Arts with a Minor in Applied Linguistics:

Prerequisites

TWU, in cooperation with the Canada Institute of Linguistics (CanIL), offers a Minor in Applied Linguistics. In addition to the general requirements of Trinity Western University for a Bachelor of Arts degree, students pursuing a minor in Applied Linguistics need to complete at least 24 semester hours of Linguistics courses. It is recommended that students take four courses during the CanIL summer session in July and August before either their third or fourth year in the program. However, these summer courses are also offered throughout the year. LEARN MORE...

Bachelor of Arts with a Minor in Applied Linguistics/Tesol

Prerequisites

For more information on the TESOL certificate program, contact the TWU TESOL department. LEARN MORE...

Summer Application Steps:

Prerequisites

Wondering about the process of applying to take courses at CanIL during a summer session? You’ve come to the right place! Click on the sections below to expand them and review the application steps. Apply for summer to take a few casual studies courses at our best tuition rate, to start a non-degree Training Track, or to complete prerequisites for a master’s degree! For more information on our programs, refer to our How Can We Help? page, our Academic Programs overview, and the Apply Now page. LEARN MORE…

Summer Application Deadline: April 30, 2022

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