The Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics or GIAL is a graduate school located in Dallas, Texas. It is an institute of higher learning whose main goal is to provide students with research and training opportunities that will earn them graduate degrees in applied linguistics and the development of languages. Applied linguistics is a field of study that identifies, observes and recommends solutions to language-related problems. Established in 1998, graduates of GIAL have found work in over 50 countries worldwide.
Courses offered at GIAL are in the areas of sociolinguistics, literacy, language survey, Bible translation, ethnomusicology, and ethnology. The undergraduate courses offered at GIAL are for students who want to pursue higher education or post-graduate studies in applied linguistics but who do not have the pre-requisite subjects for pursuing this degree.
Estimated cost of attendance at GIAL is US$6,150 for a bimester of 15 hours for degree programs and US$8,310 for two bimesters of 27 hours for certificate programs. This cost includes tuition and fees and textbooks but does not include room and board. For undergraduate studies, the cost per credit hour is US$240 and for graduate programs, US$380. To help defray cost of tuition, the institute extends financial assistance by way of scholarships for qualified students.
GIAL does not offer on-campus housing and in fact does not own facilities or recommend students living on campus. It does, however, through SIL-owned dormitories, have access to accommodations for guests. SIL stands for Summer Institute of Linguistics and SIL International refers to a nonprofit organization that serves language communities worldwide in an effort to establish sustainable language development. Both GIAL and SIL are located in the campus of the International Linguistics Center (ILC).
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs and online classes, please contact The Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics.