Responding to the social restraints caused by the spread of COVID-19, the Canada Institute of Linguistics (CanIL) plans to hold its “Summer@CanIL” training course online.

As the training partner of Wycliffe Canada, CanIL has traditionally held its summer course in applied linguistics at its facility on the campus of Trinity Western University, in Langley, B.C. But with the need for social distancing unlikely to end soon, online delivery seemed a natural choice. The institute has delivered a number of advanced online courses in the past.

The nine-week, intensive program is designed to launch students into one of several bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, or one of eight training tracks by helping them complete prerequisite courses. The summer course also provides an opportunity for students to test the waters of linguistics, literacy, Bible translation, Scripture Use, and studies in language and culture.

Organizers are aiming to provide a sense of community for students, with multiple opportunities to interact with fellow students, faculty, staff, alumni, and field personnel. The experience will include online chapel sessions as well as opportunities to ask questions about living and serving in different locations around the world.

For more information, visit canil.ca/summer