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.)
If you are a student, please check out schools, classes, teachers, articles.
And, if you’re a teacher, look here for jobs and other related opportunities.
As mentioned above, this is a newly added section which we will expand over time. Please help us do so by sending us your comments or your articles, or by responding to one or more of our invitations on this site.
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