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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 2021 is April 30, 2021. 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.
Dates & Course Delivery
The term "Summer@CanIL 2021" 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 May 3 - July 2, 2021. (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 encouraged to finish the Intersession course by June 11.

Regular Summer@CanIL 2021 classes will run from June 14 - August 13, 2021
, with a Summer orientation taking place the weekend prior.

At this time (September 2020), it is unknown whether Summer 2021 classes will be delivered online, in-person (face-to-face), or via a hybrid model (a mix of online and face-to-face). However, in the meantime, we encourage you to complete the application if you are interested in studying with us in some capacity, and we will continue to work with you through the process and communicate with you as soon as we know the details of course delivery for Summer 2021.
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 pre-requisites 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 pre-requisite 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
    • Academic IELTS: 6.5 across all bands
    • Duolingo English Test: 105
  • For graduate studies, the minimum scores are follows:
    • TOEFL iBT: 100 (with 23 in Writing)
    • Academic IELTS: 7.0 across all bands
    • Duolingo English Test: 115
Applicants who have attended English-speaking universities or colleges in North America may request an exception to this requirement.


Physical Limitations and Learning Disabilities

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SPECIAL NOTE for Summer 2021
This page of the application deals with housing needs for the summer session. As noted at the beginning of this application, it is currently unknown whether we will be able to offer an in-person cohort for Summer 2021. In light of this, please follow these guidelines:

- If you hope to be able to study with us in person, please answer the question(s) below as though this will be possible. This helps us get an initial idea of potential housing needs at this early stage. 

- If you would be unable to study with us in person, please select "no" to the question(s) below.
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
7600 Glover Rd.
Langley BC V2Y 1Y1

(t) 604-513-2129 x3945
(toll-free) 1-888-513-2129 x3945
(f) 604-513-2128
(e) admissions@canil.ca