M.A. On Campus

TESOL and Applied Linguistics

Indiana University Bloomington

12 months
42445 USD/year
30690 USD/year
10502 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The M.A. in TESOL and Applied Linguistics at Indiana University Bloomington prepares teachers to work with adult learners of English in a wide range of ESL and EFL settings. 


The TESOL and Applied Linguistics program is rooted in the intimate connection between research and practice in language learning and teaching. It melds linguistic, pedagogical, and contextual dimensions of classroom language learning, and emphasizes informed professionalism in the teacher's work. 

The program aims to produce highly competent language teachers who know how language classrooms work and who understand the complex interrelationships among classroom teaching, second language acquisition, curriculum and program design, materials development, assessment, and teacher development. 

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Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Modern English Grammar
  • Second Language Syntax
  • English Phonology for Language Learning and Teaching
  • Models of Second Language Acquisition
  • Methods in Teaching ESL/EFL to Adults (TESOL)
  • TESOL Practicum
  • Language Testing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate grade record
  • Level of achievement on the Graduate Record Examination General Test
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Undergraduate exposure to linguistics and related course work
  • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum vitae

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42445 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42445 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    30690 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30690 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10502 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bloomington

1071 - 1733 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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