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Regional and International Capacity Development Programs

There is a growing number of organisations providing professional training for language maintenance practitioners. This page lists both national and international training programs. Contact RNLD if you have a relevant workshop or training program which you would like to add to this site.


The Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages (DRIL) Program has been created by RNLD to support the long-term maintenance of Australian Aboriginal languages. DRIL offers a new training method to Aboriginal people who are working with their own language or who want to start working with their language.


The Consortium on Training in Language Documentation and Conservation fosters collaboration among people who are engaged globally in training in language documentation and conservation.


International training programs

Language Revival: Securing the Future of Endangered Languages (free online course), University of Adelaide

InField Institute on Field Linguistics and Language Documentation/CoLang Institute on Collabora­tive Lan­guage Re­search

3L International Summer School

Bedreigde Talen (Endangered Languages)

SIL International



African Linguistics School



Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages, Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity

Certificate I, II, III Aboriginal language/s, TAFE NSW, Macksville, Port Macquarie, Taree, Coffs Harbour, and Moruya Campuses, NSW

Certificate I, II and III Mumgu-Dhal tyama-tiyt, Kangan Institute, Broadmedows, Melbourne, VIC

Graduate certificate in Indigenous languages education, The University of Sydney, Camperdown/Darlington campus, Sydney, NSW

Masters of Indigenous Language Education, The University of Sydney, Camperdown campus, Sydney, NSW

Diploma of Indigenous Language Work (YINLA1), Batchelor Institute, NT

Associate Degree of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics (XINLL1), Batchelor Institute, NT

Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics (WINLL1), Batchelor Institute, NT



Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute (CILLDI), University of Alberta

Certificate in Aboriginal Language Revitalization, University of Victoria

First Nations Languages Program (FNLG), University of British Columbia

Native Language Instructors Program, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario



Documentary Linguistics and Culture, University of Addis Ababa



Documentary Linguistics Workshop (DocLing)


Latin America

Asociación Oxlajuuj Keej Maya Ajtziib (OKMA), Mexico

Center for Indigenous Languages of Latin America (CILLA), University of Texas at Austin

Instituto Nacional de Lenguas Indígenas (INALI), México

Fundación Proyecto Lingüístico Francisco Marroquín (PLFM)



University of Uyo



Saami Language Documentation and Revitalization school



University of the South Pacific, Vanuatu


Papua New Guinea

Workshops on Digital Technology for Language Preservation


United Kingdom

Endangered Languages Academic Program (ELAP)


United States of America

Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival

American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI), University of Arizona

Associate of Arts in Navajo Language, Center for Diné Studies, Arizona and New Mexico

Breath of Life Workshop

Certificate in Hawaiian Language, University of Hawai'i Hilo

Certificate in Revitalizing Endangered Indigenous Languages (REIL), Portland State University

Certificate in Revitalization of Endangered Languages and Cultures (CRELC), Center for American Indian Languages, University of Utah

Dual Language and Immersion Education, University of Minnesota

Indigenous Languages Institute (ILI)

Language Documentation Training Center, University of Hawai'i

Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Summer Institute

MA stream in Language Documentation and Conservation, University of Hawai'i

Navaho Language Academy Summer Linguistics Workshop, Arizona

Northwest Indian Language Institute (NILI), University of Oregon

Oklahoma Native Language Association (ONLA)