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This application is for the Summer@CanIL program, hosted by Canada Institute of Linguistics (CanIL) at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC. (CanIL is a partner organization with Trinity Western University, ACTS Seminaries, and Tyndale University. If you are interested in a degree program as well as summer courses, you’ll also need to complete an application from one of these educational institutions. Please see www.canil.ca/apply for more information.)


Final application deadline for Summer 2022 is April 30, 2022. Due to a high number of applications, we encourage you to get your application and supporting documents in as soon as possible, particularly if you are an international applicant.
Summer Program Delivery
After running the Summer@CanIL program online in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope to host the Summer program in person again for 2022! At CanIL, we value a holistic approach to education: face-to-face learning in an engaging classroom environment combined with time spent living and growing in community. Our Summer Program in particular has always included many opportunities to interact inside and outside the classroom in a close-knit community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and linguists active in their field. It’s a great opportunity to study together, worship in chapels, have lots of fun, and ask questions about living and serving in different locations around the world. Join us for a summer of linguistics and community!

Please get in touch with Admissions staff at inquiry@canil.ca for more information. For current information on the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on our programs, please refer to the Latest CanIL COVID-19 Response Information page. CanIL Admissions will also communicate any new developments as they arise. Please apply if you wish to receive these communications.

(Updated September 2021)
Program Dates
The term "Summer@CanIL 2022" includes both an online Intersession Course (May - July) and the regular Summer Program (June - August).

The Intersession Course
is LING 210 OL: Language and Society, an asynchronous (self-paced) online course from early May to early July, 2022. (Please note: LING 210 will also be offered during the regular Summer program.) Students who wish to take LING 210 OL (Intersession) as well as regular Summer courses are strongly encouraged to finish the Intersession course by June 11.

Regular Summer@CanIL 2022 classes will run from June 13 - August 12, 2022
, with a Summer orientation taking place June 11-12 and "Summer Finale" events taking place the afternoon of August 12. Dorm residents must check out by noon on August 13.
Personal Information
Contact Information
Permanent Address
Please use your primary email address, because this is the address that Admissions will use to contact you.

Current Address
Address where you will receive mail between the time of application and the beginning of the course, if different from above.

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Highschool Education History
Postsecondary Education History
Please list the three most recent post-secondary schools attended (most recent first):
If you have not yet completed your program, please list the expected year of completion.
(The topic(s) you studied. For example: "Global Studies / English Literature")
For example: AA, BA, BSc, B.Th., MA, Casual Studies, etc.
If you have not yet completed your program, please list the expected year of completion.
(The topic(s) you studied. For example: "Global Studies / English Literature")
For example: AA, BA, BSc, B.Th., MA, Casual Studies, etc.
If you have not yet completed your program, please list the expected year of completion.
(The topic(s) you studied. For example: "Global Studies / English Literature")
For example: AA, BA, BSc, B.Th., MA, Casual Studies, etc.
SIL Schools

If you have not yet completed your program, please list the expected year of completion.
(The topic(s) you studied. For example: "Applied Linguistics / Literacy")
For example: BA, MA, Casual Studies, etc.
If you have not yet completed your program, please list the expected year of completion.
(The topic(s) you studied. For example: "Applied Linguistics / Literacy")
For example: BA, MA, Casual Studies, etc.
Other Previous Linguistic Training

You may be asked to submit syllabi for these courses, to determine eligibility for transfer credit

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Program of Interest

(Please note: Your choice can be changed later in the application process. This is just to get a preliminary idea of your goals).
*Actually serving overseas in a Specialist role (or Field Linguist role) with SIL and/or a Bible Translation Organization often requires a graduate degree. An initial field assignment can often be done with 3-4 semesters of training, but with the understanding that additional formal training will be completed.
Note: This application (the one you are filling out right now) is for students who are interested in pursuing casual studies, a non-degree Training Track or prerequisites for a Master's degree.

For our degree programs, CanIL partners with Trinity Western University (TWU), ACTS Seminaries (ACTS), and Tyndale University (TU). You  may need to complete two applications - this one (for CanIL), and one for the formal degree.
  • If you plan to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, please follow the relevant link above (which will open a new webpage) to be taken to the appropriate undergraduate degree application (with TWU or TU). 
  • If you plan to pursue the Master of Arts in Linguistics (TWU) or a Master of Arts in Linguistics and Translation (ACTS), please follow the relevant link above (which will open a new webpage) to be taken to the appropriate graduate degree application. Please note that you will still need to proceed with this application as well, for your prerequisite classes.

Current Occupation / Field Experience

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Transfer Credit

If you plan to transfer course credit, please be sure that you have spoken with your academic advisor at your current academic institution to be sure that CanIL's courses (accredited through Trinity Western University) will be accepted as transfer credit toward your program.
English Proficiency
All of CanIL's courses are taught in English, using English textbooks and study materials.
In order for English to be considered your first language, it must be (one of) the primary language(s) that you were exposed to from birth. 
Demonstrating English Proficiency

International students whose first language is not English must submit a score from an English Proficiency test. We accept scores from TOEFL iBT, Academic IELTS, or the Duolingo English Test. Scores must be current (not older than two years).

  • For undergraduate studies, the minimum scores are as follows:
    • TOEFL iBT: 88 (minimum of 21 in each area, and 5 for Test of Written English)
    • Academic IELTS: 6.5 across all bands (6.0 on Writing band)
    • Duolingo English Test: 110 (minimum 95 on Literacy)
  • For graduate studies, the minimum scores are follows:
    • TOEFL iBT: 100 (with 27 in Writing)
    • Academic IELTS: 7.0 across all bands
    • Duolingo English Test: 125
Applicants who have completed a degree program at an English-speaking university or college in North America may request an exception to this requirement.


Physical Limitations and Learning Disabilities

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SPECIAL NOTE for Summer 2022
This page of the application deals with housing needs for the summer session. As noted at the beginning of this application, we are currently planning to run the Summer 2022 program in-person, but we do not yet know what this will look like, or if on-campus housing will be available. Please use this section as an opportunity to declare whether or not you would like on-campus housing if it is available. If you are accepted, you will receive more information about housing in Spring 2022.

We highly recommend staying in the on-campus housing, if it is available! It is an excellent way to build community and lasting friendships.
Housing





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Statement of Purpose

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Thank you for applying to the Canada Institute of Linguistics.

After you click 'submit' below, your application will be submitted to the CanIL Admissions Department and you will be automatically redirected to an Application Response page with further information. If you are not redirected to this page, please write us at admissions@canil.ca.

You can expect to hear from the Admissions Department regarding your application within 3 business days. An Admissions Coordinator will contact you to outline the details of the next steps that need to be taken. Please be advised that the first step is payment of a $35 application fee. You can pay this via PayPal here. (A PayPal link will also be provided on the Application Response page, which will open in your web browser after you submit this application.)

To ensure that you receive our follow-up email(s), please add admissions@canil.ca to your contacts, or check your spam folder; sometimes our emails get erroneously flagged as spam.

Thank you very much! We look forward to working with you in this application process.

Canada Institute of Linguistics
Admissions Coordinator
22500 University Dr.
Langley BC V2Y 1Y1

(t) 604-513-2129 x3945
(toll-free) 1-888-513-2129 x3945
(e) admissions@canil.ca