TESOL Abbreviations

8 Jun

TESOL ~ Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Situations where English is taught as an L2 or where it is taught as a foreign Language.

ESOL (English for Speakers of other languages)

ELT (English Language Teaching)

EMT (English as a Mother Tongue)

ESL (English as a Second Language ~English is being taught and learned in countries, contexts, and cultures in which English is the predominant language of communication)

EFL (English as a Foreign Language ~ English is neither widely used for communication, not used as the medium of instruction)

EWL (English as a World Language)

ESP (English for a Specific Purpose)

EAP (English for Academic Purposes)

EST (English for Science and Technology)

SLA ~ Second Language Aquisition

L1 ~ English as a First Language

L2 ~ English as a Second Language

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