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Dallas International University   

Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics

7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.

Dallas, TX 75236 

Applied Linguistics Program

In partnership with Dallas International University’s Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL), Dallas Baptist University provides an Applied Linguistics Program through which undergraduate students may include GIAL foundational courses as a minor in their degree plan or as a concentration in their interdisciplinary major. The GIAL offers training for individuals interested in world missions and/or serving with SIL International, Wycliffe USA, or other various organizations translating the Bible into thousands of languages worldwide.

  • The program will prepare students for the work of developing a written language and translating the Bible into the language of people groups who are oral communicators.

  • The program will allow students to explore the discipline of applied linguistics, and to meet prerequisites for graduate study in the discipline.

  • The program will prepare students for service abroad where the ability to acquire and to use a new language proficiently is necessary.

The GIAL provides graduate training in the scientific study of language and culture to equip graduates for translation, literacy, and language-based development. The GIAL is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the GIAL.

 Once a student has been accepted into the Applied Linguistics Program, he or she may register at DBU for the courses, which are offered in two time frames: summer/fall and spring/summer. A student should plan to complete all of these courses in one of the two blocks of time. The courses will be taught through the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics by its faculty at the GIAL campus in Dallas, just a five-minute drive from DBU. Grades for the courses will be recorded in the same way as all other DBU courses. 

Minor in Applied Linguistics