Indiana University

The Department of Second Language Studies

English Language Instruction

The Department of Second Language Studies at Indiana University offers several different programs for English language development.


The Intensive English Program (IEP)

For pre-matriculated students with academic or professional goals: 7-week session, 20+ hours a week of instruction, 7 levels of proficiency, no credit

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The English Language Improvement Program (ELIP)

For matriculated students admitted into the undergraduate and graduate programs of Indiana University: 8-week courses, 4 hours a week, 5-6 topics courses, for credit

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Preparation for International Teaching Assistants (T502)

For students preparing to take the TEPAIC to become teaching assistants

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Special Programs

For groups of student with specific goals: English for specific purposes programs (i.e. Legal English)

The learning of second and foreign languages is a rich and fascinating process involving linguistic, psychological, cultural, and social dimensions. The Indiana University Department of Second Language Studies is dedicated to teaching and research on the structure, acquisition, and use of nonnative language in both instructed and contact contexts.