Language Development and Language Planning and Policy

This course is designed to draw together the different strands of the 3 years of the i-DELTA training course to help the participants integrate their knowledge into the larger scope of language development work as undertaken by SIL and its partners.  The intended outcome is to better equip the learners to engage with various stakeholders, whether governmental, church, NGOs, individuals or language community, to advocate for language development in its many forms and to engage more effectively in planning initiatives.

By the end of this course, participants will: 

  • develop a working definition of: language development, language policy and language planning
  • apply those definitions to their language contexts
  • design advocacy presentations or materials for 3 different stakeholders which explain the work of SIL/partner organizations in terms of language development and advocacy.