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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics
Program Homepage: http://www.biola.edu/academics/sics/grad/tal.cfm
Institution: Biola University
Address: 13800 Biola Avenue
City: La Mirada
Zip/Postal Code: 90639
State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Contact Person: Steve Barber , Director, SIL at Biola

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Phone: 562-944-0351 x 4832
Fax: 562-903-4851
Linguistic Subfield(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Language Documentation
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Writing Systems
Other Program Specialties: Language Survey
Scripture in Use
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: The program prepares students with a theoretical, practical, and spiritual foundation for solving language-related human problems in the U.S. and around the world such as bilingual and multilingual education, language planning, lexicography, literacy, second language acquisition, translation, and the development of writing systems. The Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) associated with the department enriches the applied linguistics program. Students are able to learn from instructors with Wycliffe experience and to take courses necessary for membership in Wycliffe and other similar organizations. Students also benefit from being able to take courses from Biola's School of Intercultural Studies and Talbot School of Theology.
Available Financial Aid: Some general financial aid is available from Biola. There are also specific scholarship funds available to students committed to Bible translation.
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