Dallas International University

Since September 1, 2018, GIAL has been known as Dallas International University. Dallas International University is more than a graduate school. We have expanded course offerings beyond applied linguistics, and we added a BA program in International Service four years ago. One could say we “outgrew” our name but have retained our linguistic core. Although our […]


The President, Board of Trustees, Faculty, and Graduating Class invite you to their Commencement Celebration   Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 6:30 p.m.   Dallas First Church of the Nazarene 825 N. Cockrell Hill Road DeSoto, TX 75115   Speaker: Robert I. Garrett, Jr., PhD Piper Chair of Missions, Dallas Baptist University   Reception to Follow

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Now you can support Dallas International every time you shop on Amazon! Just use the link below to access Amazon Smile. Amazon will donate a portion of all proceeds to Dallas International. You can also set the Dallas International University as the default Smile charity for your Amazon account (more info here).

Dr. Peter Unseth Presenting at ILA Conference

On Friday, April 20, Dr. Peter Unseth will be speaking at a plenary session of the International Linguistic Association’s annual conference at St. John’s University in New York. The conference theme is “Language and Religion” and his paper will be “Bible Translators Lead the Way in Valuing Creole Languages.” His paper shows that through history, […]

Dallas International’s Human Migration Initiative

Do you know the difference between an asylum seeker and a refugee? Or that out of the 10 countries that host the most refugees worldwide, none is in the Global North? Or that Dallas has the second largest refugee community in the United States? Are you wondering what all this has to do with you? […]

Oral Translation Course – AL5308

“Come one, come all to Dallas International’s first course on Oral Translation!” AL5308 Oral Translation 3 graduate credits, No prerequisites How do people in predominantly oral societies share information?  How do they learn? Do people need to be able to read to learn a new concept? To grow in faith? Is there really such a […]

Summer 2018 1-Week Intensives

High School Seniors and College Freshman, the College of International Studies will be offering two 1-week intensive courses in Summer 2018: IS1301 Popular Culture and IS1311 Biblical Cultural Studies.

Ninth DFW Metroplex Linguistics Conference

The 9th DFW Metroplex Linguistics Conference will be held all day Friday, October 20. Faculty and students from UTA, UNT, A&M-Commerce, and Dallas International will be presenting talks and posters. This year the event will be held at the UTA Fort Worth campus at 1401 Jones Street Fort Worth, TX 76102. The event is open […]

Creating Orthographies for Endangered Languages

Based on her 2013 thesis at Dallas International, Kathleen Sackett has a chapter being published in a new book coming out this month from Cambridge University Press. Her thesis was about working with the Tsakhur speaking community of Azerbaijan, helping the community find ways to spell their language in a way that was acceptable to […]

Farewell to Dr. David Ross

Dallas International began classes in Fall 1999, with 62 students, and presented its first graduating class in 2000. David Ross served as Dallas International’s President since its inception. Since then, 320 degrees have been awarded, including B.A.’s in International Service and M.A.’s in Applied Linguistics, Language and Cultural Studies, and World Arts. Dallas International alumni […]