How can I learn English?
What do EFL, ESL and
mean ? What is TEFL ?
Well, they all refer to English learning
for non-native speakers.
= English as a Foreign Language. This is about learning English when
you live at home, in a non-English speaking country.
= English as a Second Language. This is when you live in an English
speaking country, but your first language is not English.
= English as a Second or Other Language. This
can mean either of the above.
= simply means ‘English language teaching’.
is the 'teaching
of English as a foreign
language'. This is
when English is being taught in a country where it isn't the native
language: (For example: teaching English to Spanish people in
the teaching of English as a second language for people who need to
learn English because they are now living in an English speaking
country; perhaps as immigrants. (For example: teaching people who
emigrate to the U.K. or the U.S.A.)
is the American way of saying ‘teaching English to speakers of other
languages’ and embraces both
TEFL and TESL.
Other terms include:
(English as an additional language)
(English as a second dialect)
(English as an international language)
(English as a lingua franca)
(English for special / specific purposes)
(English for academic purposes)
(English language learner)
begin speaking English today just go
to the next page entitled "Where
and follow this complete course step by step.
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