CanIL Application Form - Fall/Spring

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This application is for casual studies in the Fall or Spring semesters at Canada Institute of Linguistics (CanIL), at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC. This application applies to you if you are seeking non-degree casual studies, such as a single course online, or courses taken in-class for interest or transfer credit.  

Please note that the Summer term is almost always the ideal semester for degree pre-requisites or beginning a Training Track. You can find the Summer application here: (This Fall/Spring Application should NOT be used for degree pre-requisites or to start a Training Track without detailed conversation with the CanIL Admissions department about variable tuition rates, course timing, etc.) 

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. Contact for more information.

The Fall Semester runs from the beginning of September to mid-December.

The Spring Semester runs from the beginning of January to mid-April.

At this time, in accordance with the BC Government's Restart Plan and COVID-19 vaccine program, Trinity Western University and CanIL plan to primarily host in-person courses in Fall 2021, with some courses also available online. Please see the most up-to-date CanIL COVID-19 Response Information (including FAQs) HERE and discuss your plans with the CanIL Admissions team (

Whether the course you are interested in is in-person, synchronous online (live) or asynchronous online (recorded video and/or readings), please plan to allow around 10 hours per week (for an undergraduate course) or 15 hours per week (for a graduate course) in formal training time and assignment completion (depending on the course and the academic level). To get an idea of workloads for specific courses, you can view sample syllabi for the courses HERE. (Select “CanIL West” and then click on individual courses for more information and links to the syllabi.)

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.

Page 2 - Academic Information

High School Education History
Postsecondary Education History
Please list the three most recent post-secondary schools attended (most recent first):
(The topic(s) you studied. For example: "Global Studies / English Literature")
For example: AA, BA, BSc, B.Th., MA, Casual Studies, etc.
(The topic(s) you studied. For example: "Global Studies / English Literature")
For example: AA, BA, BSc, B.Th., MA, Casual Studies, etc.
(The topic(s) you studied. For example: "Global Studies / English Literature")
For example: AA, BA, BSc, B.Th., MA, Casual Studies, etc.
SIL Schools

(The topic(s) you studied. For example: "Applied Linguistics / Literacy")
For example: AA, MA, Casual Studies, etc.
(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

If you are selecting an MA program or a Training Track, you will need permission from CanIL Admissions to start in a semester other than Summer.
Note: This application is for students who are interested in pursuing individual courses, a non-degree Training Track or pre-requisites for a Master's degree - outside of our summer program.

CanIL partners with Trinity Western University (TWU) and ACTS Seminaries (ACTS) to provide our graduate degree programs. If you plan to pursue a Master of Arts in Linguistics (TWU) or a Master of Arts in Linguistics and Translation (ACTS), please also follow the links provided above (which will take you to a new window) 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

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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How did you hear about CanIL?
Choose all that apply

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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 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
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