Courses

SIL Australia offers a variety of courses for anyone who is intending to work cross-culturally. Our foundational six-week Launch course (formerly known as Summer School) is designed for those who are not necessarily language specialists, as well as being a foundation for our longer courses. We also have a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees for those intending to make a career in language-related areas.
Many of our units are available online, please read our unit descriptions page for more information.

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If you need to learn another language or plan to work cross-culturally, Launch will provide you with the skills and confidence to do so. This course will help you:

  • gain insight into the nature of language and language study
  • learn to make the sounds of many languages
  • discover a variety of language learning techniques and activities
  • begin to appreciate the amazing complexity of human cultures.
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These studies aim to equip people to assist a language project team in communities whose language is unwritten. After completing the introductory units in a summer semester and Semester 1, students typically choose to specialise in translation and linguistics or literacy education in Semester 2.
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Our applied linguistics focus aims to equip people to be involved in language planning and development project teams working with the lesser-known languages of the world, many of which are unwritten.