Canadian Institute of Linguistics
For over thirty years, CanIL has been training mission-minded students with a heart to end Bible poverty for the millions of minority language speakers around the world. Our team of field-experienced faculty teach students linguistic tools that will help them make a lasting impact for people around the world.
CanIL operates on two campuses. CanIL West, on the campus of Trinity Western University, is nestled in the beautiful BC Fraser Valley, minutes drive from mountains, rivers, lakes, and the ocean. CanIL East, on Tyndale University College campus, is located on a beautiful 56-acre campus nestled in the city of Toronto.
CanIL is not just a school, it’s a family made up of mission-minded students, teachers and staff. In addition to our regular weekly extracurricular activities, each month we enjoy sharing a meal together while listening to stories told by visiting alumni from all over the world. Students and staff also have opportunities to share their latest research during academic colloquiums.
CanIL is training the next wave of mission workers for roles in Bible translation, literacy and education, scripture engagement, language survey, lexicography, orthography development, second language acquisition, and linguistic research and training.
Practicums & Internships
Recognizing that many of our graduates will be training others and developing ministry partners, CanIL implements an intentional mentorship process which give students the opportunity to assist instructors in teaching classes, and to gain early exposure to the fundamentals of partnership development through our “Pre-Launch” program.
As part of CanIL’s vibrant community life, the regular fall and spring semesters include weekly opportunities to be involved in ultimate frisbee, volleyball, chapels, and more. Our summer semester students also enjoy hikes, skit nights, a camping trip, and cycling. CanIL knows that community develops outside the classroom.
While CanIL welcomes any students interested in studying linguistics and missiology, the majority of our students have plans to work in Bible translation, literacy and education, scripture engagement, language survey, lexicography, orthography development, second language acquisition, and linguistic research and training.
Visit our website at www.canil.ca for more information about our programs and admission procedures. Then plan to come for a campus visit, or attend our introductory 9-week summer sessions (your will KNOW if this is for you by the end). Hope to see you soon.