Saturday, August 7, 2010

Types of English


  • BE - Business English

  • BULATS - Business Language Testing Services, a computer-based test of business English, produced by Cambridge ESOL

  • CELTA - Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults

  • CELTYL - Certificate in English Language Teaching to Young Learners

  • DELTA - Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults

  • EAL - English as an additional language

  • EAP - English for academic purposes

  • EFL - English as a foreign language. English for use in a non-English-speaking region, by someone whose first language is not English

  • EIL - English as an international language

  • ELF - English as a lingua franca

  • ELL - English language learner.

  • ELT - English language teaching

  • ESL - English as a second language. English for use in an English-speaking region, by someone whose first language is not English

  • ESOL - English for speakers of other languages.

  • ESP - English for specific purposes or English for special purposes

  • EST - English for science and technology

  • IELTS - International English Language Testing System

  • LTE - London Tests of English

  • TEFL - Teaching English as a foreign language.

  • TESL - Teaching English as a second language.

  • TESOL - Teaching English to speakers of other languages, or Teaching English as a second or other language.

  • TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language

  • TOEIC - Test of English for International Communication

  • TYLE - Teaching Young Learners English

  • UCLES - University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, an exam board

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