Sunday, October 24, 2010

Differences between EFL and ESL, ESOL and TESOL, TOEFL and GRE, etc


·        EFL: English as a Foreign Language (A teacher who teaches English to speakers of other languages in a non-English speaking country teaches EFL)

·        ESL: English as a Second Language (An English teacher from an English speaking country teaches ESL at an English speaking country)

·        ESOL: English for Speakers of Other Languages

·        TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

·        TEFL: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

·        TESL: Teaching English as a Second Language

·        ELL: The English language learner

·        TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language

·        ETS: Educational Testing Services

·        GRE: Graduate Record Examination

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