Courses

SIL Australia offers a variety of courses for anyone who is intending to work cross-culturally. Our foundational six-week Launch course (formerly known as Summer School) is a non-accredited course designed for those who are not necessarily language specialists, as well as being a foundation for our longer courses.

We also have a range of accredited undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate degrees for those intending to make a career in language-related areas. These courses are accredited by the Australian College of Theology (ACT) and delivered through our partner college the Melbourne School of Theology (MST) who is an affiliated college of the ACT (CRICOS Provider Code: 02650E).

Many of our units are available online, please read our unit descriptions page for more information.

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Summer Semester

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If you need to learn another language or plan to work cross-culturally, Launch will provide you with the skills and confidence to do so. This course will help you:

  • gain insight into the nature of language and language study
  • learn to make the sounds of many languages
  • discover a variety of language learning techniques and activities
  • begin to appreciate the amazing complexity of human cultures.

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Undergraduate Study

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These studies aim to equip people to assist a language project team in communities whose language is unwritten. After completing the introductory units in a summer semester and Semester 1, students typically choose to specialise in translation and linguistics or literacy education in Semester 2.
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Graduate Study

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Our applied linguistics focus aims to equip people to be involved in language planning and development project teams working with the lesser-known languages of the world, many of which are unwritten.
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Postgraduate Study


Our postgraduate course not only offers an advanced qualification in Applied Linguistics, but also serves to apprentice the skills required to become a published researcher-practitioner in language development or related missiological fields.
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SILA partnering with MST, an affiliated college of the ACT (CRICOS Provider code: 02650E)