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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 College. 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 please go here: MA LING application

To apply for the Master of Arts in Linguistics and Translation please go here: MALT application

To apply for the Bachelor of Linguistics at Trinity Western University please go here: BA LING at TWU

To apply for the Bachelor of Linguistics at Tyndale University College please go here: BA LING at Tyndale


Students typically apply for the Summer@CanIL program to take individual courses for interest, or to take courses to transfer back to their educational institution as elective credit, or to start a Training Track program, or to resolve their pre-requisite courses for their graduate studies. This application can also function as an application to take a pre-requisite course during another semester other than Summer (e.g., the Fall semester), should there be extenuating circumstances that do not allow you to participate in the Summer program.

Summer@CanIL 2019 classes will run from June 10 - August 9 on the TWU campus in Langley, BC.
Orientation is at 5pm on Sunday, June 9

CanIL reviews SUMMER applications in three batches (November, January, March).
  • First batch deadline: November 30th for application and supporting documents. Accepted students will be notified within two weeks.
  • Second batch deadline: January 31st for application and supporting documents. Accepted students will be notified within two weeks.
  • Third batch deadline: March 31st for application and supporting documents. Accepted students will be notified within two weeks.
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.
Personal Information
Contact Information
Permanent Address
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):
SIL Schools

Other Previous Linguistic Training

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Program of Interest

*Field Linguist and Specialist roles normally require a graduate degree. 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: If you plan to pursue a Bachelor's degree or a Master's degree, this application does not function as your application to those degree programs. Please follow the links provided to be taken to the respective applications. This application is to CanIL only; we partner with Trinity Western University, Tyndale University College, and ACTS Seminaries to provide our degree programs, and an additional application must be filled out with the relevant institution. If you are only pursuing individual courses, a non-degree Training Track, or pre-requisites for a Master's degree, then this application applies.

Current Occupation / Field Experience

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Transfer Credit

English Proficiency

International students whose first language is not English must submit a score from an  English Proficiency test (TOEFL iBT or Academic IELTS).

  • For undergraduate studies, the minimum TOEFL iBT requirement is 88, or 6.5 on the Academic IELTS across all bands. 
  • For graduate studies, the minimum TOEFL iBT requirement is 100 (with 23 in Writing), or 7.0 across all bands on the Academic IELTS.
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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Statement of Purpose

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Thank you for applying to the Canada Institute of Linguistics.

After you click 'submit' below, you will be taken to a page to review your form. Please thoroughly review the information, make any corrections necessary, and click 'confirm' at the bottom of the page in order to finalize and submit your application. Your application will not be submitted until you have selected 'confirm' on the following page. Once you have done this, you will be redirected to an Application Response page with further information. If you are not redirected to this page, please write us at

Once your application has been received by our Admissions Department you will receive a follow up email outlining the details of any next steps that may 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 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 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
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