The ssk – Seminar für Sprache und Kultur („Seminary for Language and Culture“) is affiliated with SIL International, an organization that specializes in working with languages spoken by the world’s lesser known people groups living in over 50 countries. Together with other European SIL training programs we form the European Training Network. The ssk is hosted at Wycliff Germany in Holzhausen, Germany.

During the summer months the ssk offers various courses related to language learning and cross-cultural work. Additional required courses for serving in a number of language development roles with SIL are available at the Centre for Linguistics, Translation and Literacy and other training programs. The primary language of instruction for these courses is German.

In the winter months, the ssk offers the Principles of Language Survey course. This course prepares students for the work as Language Assessment specialists. The primary language of instruction for this course is English.