A Network of European Training Programmes for
Linguistics, Translation, and Literacy​

About ETN

Our programmes prepare you for language development work, particularly in minority language contexts. We offer training in subjects such as linguistics, literacy and multilingual education, anthropology, translation, and learner-directed language and culture learning. This training is offered in partnership with SIL International, world leaders in the field of language development, and/or with various Wycliffe Global Alliance organisations in Europe.

ETN programmes are offered in Germany, Spain, and the UK. Courses may be taken as stand-alone units or, in the UK, as part of a Master of Arts degree at the School of Language and Scripture in the UK, or at a number of other training programs cooperation with SIL International (see also SIL International Training Services). For details about our programmes in English, German and Spanish, click the links below. In addition to the ETN training, you may also be interested in the language-related courses listed further below.

The ssk – Seminar for Language and Culture offers courses in Germany for all those who have to overcome language and cultural barriers in their daily work. These courses can be built upon at other SIL International accredited training institutions up to Master’s programs. 

In the UK, an MA in Language, Community and Development is offered by the School of Language and Scripture at Moorlands College. Some of the individual modules of the MA programme can be taken separately by students who do not want to do the entire MA programme.

The European Training Network (etn) offers you in Spanish the possibility of having a quality education at the highest levels in linguistics, translation and literacy. The Promotora Española de Lingüística (PROEL) offers you this course so that you can effectively carry out the precise tasks of research, growth and development of a language that still has no writing. Find out how much more you can learn by visiting our website, we are waiting for you!!!

Additional courses in various languages

Foundation for Living and Working Cross-Culturally (Eng) Scripture Engagement (Eng – also available online) Bible Storying (Eng) Meaning and Translation(Eng) Multilingual Education (Eng) Planning for Transformation (Eng) Cours Prestolinga (Fr) Des méthodes simples, scientifiques et éprouvées pour apprendre à apprendre une langue. Principles of Language Survey (Eng) The course is designed to help students develop an understanding of the principles that lie behind language surveys.

Distance learning courses