Seminar for Language and Culture - About us

We offer courses for those whose daily work requires them to cross linguistic and cultural boundaries, whether at home or abroad.
These courses are mostly taught during the summer months. The language of instruction is German. In addition, ssk offers a few courses taught in English, such as Principles of Language Survey and Advanced Grammar. These courses are components of SIL’s more advanced course offerings (see below).

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European Training Network

ssk is part of SIL International’s worldwide training programme. Together with course offerings in other European countries it forms the European Training Network.

The basic courses offered at ssk lay the foundation for advanced study at other training centres accredited by SIL International, such as the School of Language and Scripture (SLS) at Moorlands College in the UK. The advanced courses prepare students to work in the field of language development and can be taken as part of an MA programme. Subjects offered include community engagement, linguistic analysis, literacy and Scripture engagement.