ESL, EFL, TEFL,...

A large number of visitors to this site are foreign students involved with ESL (English as a second language). Therefore, in an attempt to address issues that are of interest to these students, we have just added this section to our website.

ESL, EFL (English as a foreign language), and TEFL (Teaching English as a foreign language) are just three of the more common abbreviations used in reference to the learning or teaching of English when non-native speakers of English are involved. (More abbreviations are listed below.)

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Here are more abbreviations and what they stand for:

CLD: Culturally and linguistically diverse

EAL: English as an additional language

EAP: English for academic purposes

EIL: English as an international language

ELF: English as a lingua franca

ELL: English language learner

ELT: English language teaching

ESOL: English for speakers of other languages

ESP: English for special (or specific) purposes

IELTS: International English Language Testing System

LEP: Limited English proficiency

TESL: Teaching English as a second language

TESOL: Teachers of English to speakers of other languages

TOEFL: Test of English as a foreign language

TOEIC: Test of English for International Communication



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