Many students take courses at SIL-UND to prepare for field service as linguists, translators, literacy specialists, language surveyors, or signed language specialists. Others want training for how to learn a language to prepare for many other cross-cultural roles.

Every organization has its own expectations, and they change without us finding out about them, so you should contact the organization you are interested in directly. We provide some information on this page about how SIL-UND training tracks relate to various SIL International job roles.

  • Linguists and translators
  • Language acquisition for general cross-cultural workers
  • Literacy specialists
  • Language surveyors
  • Signed language specialists

If you have questions about how to customize your training for your particular situation, feel free to contact the SIL-UND Director.
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