International Congress on Language Learning (ICLL)

What is ICLL?

Current Developments in Language Learning

Intellectually Stimulating

Personally Refreshing

Face-to-Face Interaction with Other Language Specialists

The International Congress on Language Learning invites you to save the date for

ICLL 2022

October 18-20, 2022

ICLL Online Website


A conference to learn more about field based language learning, best practices, coaching language learners,and connecting with experts in second language acquisition.

Registration for ICLL will be available Spring 2022.


I gained a fuller understanding of the wealth of resources within the missionary language learning community. I have a better idea of where to send coaches who need more ideas and resources.
ICLL Attendee

I am returning to my assignment with so many great ideas to share and creative ways to encourage the people I serve.  Also appreciate awareness of resources and opportunities for training that I hadn’t had before.
ICLL Attendee

Getting input from other regions of the world was tremendously helpful – a fresh global perspective.
ICLL Attendee

As a worker, it was such a blessing to be reminded that my performance is not enough. Only God’s grace is enough. Also, the spiritual emphasis throughout was such a good motivator for the language coaching job.
ICLL Attendee

For the first time ever, I have had a chance to be around others who are involved in the same thing I am—helping others learn language to be better equipped.  It’s given me affirmation and encouragement.
ICLL Attendee


ICLL is a triennial event that brings together from all over the world:

  • Christian language coaches
  • Language teachers
  • Language school administrators
  • Pre-field trainers in language acquisition skills and techniques
  • On-field trainers in language acquisition skills and techniques
  • Linguists
  • Academicians
  • College professors

Together we gain perspective, share concerns and get updated on what is currently happening in the field of language learning.

Those responsible to support others in language learning greatly benefit by face-to-face conferencing with like-minded colleagues in other organizations.

What are the unique issues that are facing language professionals who serve in the world of missions? How can we learn from each other so that we can serve language learners more effectively? These questions are at the heart of ICLL every year.

Building on our collective experience and knowledge we explore the latest research, trends and tools in the field of language learning.

For those who are new to the arena of supporting language learners, ICLL offers beginning level workshops. Many of the advanced level presentations are also presented in ways that are accessible.

The Research & Resource Fair is an interactive venue for sharing relevant research and ministry resources. The fair showcases organizational resources, literary reviews, and presentations of research. Share your valuable knowledge and organizational connections with the ICLL community!

The International Congress on Language Learning will be held at beautiful The YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center, right next to the Rocky Mountain National Park. The YMCA is within driving distance of Denver.

View Video from ICLL8, held in 2013.