Canada Institute of Linguistics

Canada Institute of Linguistics

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Why CanIL?

CanIL graduates are currently working in over 40 countries serving alongside teachers, health providers, aid organizations, churches, and local leaders. We are a generation of linguistic scholars using our skills to work alongside marginalized language communities around the world so they can flourish.

Practicums & Internships

CanIL offers experiential education opportunities both domestically and internationally for BA and MA students. For students pursuing Bible translation ministry, trips that are part of the academic program qualify for partial funding.

Top Five Programs

Master of Arts in Linguistics & Translation

Master of Arts in Linguistics

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics

Doctor of Ministry (Bible Translation)

Training Tracks: Eight Specialty Areas

Community Culture

CanIL is very much a COMMUNITY. We know students choose their school for excellent academics, but we also know that community is a critical part of the learning experience. We make community life a high priority as you will be engaging with your classmates as colleagues for life!

Featured Program: CanIL Launch

Interested in Bible translation ministry? CanIL Launch, a mentorship in the fundamental life skills of partnership development also offers additional financial aid for students as they seek to serve in a ministry context.



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School Overview

Student Population: 120
Average Class Size: 15-20
Degrees Offered: Certificate, Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral, if possible - casual studies, Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral
Affiliation: Non-denominational
Type of School: University/Graduate School
Founding Date: 1985


High School Deploma Required: Yes
Interview Required: No
Conditional Acceptance Offered: Yes
Early Admissions Offered: Yes
Application Fee: $35
Application Deadline: Open

Cost & Financial Aid

Tuition (per 3 credit hours amount): Program Dependent
Tuition (domestic full-time year amount): Program dependent
Tuition (international per full-time year amount): Program dependent
Dorms (yearly average cost): N/A
Average Meal Plan (yearly average cost): N/A
Scholarships Available: Yes
Bursaries Available: Yes
Grants and Loans Available: No

Campus Life

Chapel Services: No
Student Jobs: Yes
Church on Campus: No
Cafe/Student Lounge: Yes
Varsity Sports: Yes
Campus Library: Yes
Spiritual Mentorship: Yes
Fitness Centre: Yes

Additional Info

Room and Board Offered: Yes
Online Courses: Yes
Study Abroad: Yes
Co-ops/Internships Offered: Yes

Contact Info

School Name: Canada Institute of Linguistics
Location: 22500 University Drive
City, Province: Langley, BC
Postal Code: V2Y 1Y1
Phone: 1-800-513-2129