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TESOL
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
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TESOL is most often used to describe the profession of teaching English to
speakers of other languages
TEFL
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
This acronym was coined to indicate the teaching of English in a non-
English speaking country (example, teaching English in Sweden); however
it has entered common usage to mean the same as TESOL.
TESL
Teaching English as a Second Language
This acronym originally meant to teach English to non-English speakers in an
English speaking country (example, teaching English to Vietnamese
speakers living in Australia). It has also entered common usage as an
alternative to TESOL.
EFL
English as a Foreign Language
ESL
English as a Second Language
ESOL
English for Speakers of Other Languages
ESP
English for Specific (or Special) Purposes
This acronym covers the study of English specific to the workplace. Thus
ESP study can
EAP
English for Academic Purposes
EAP courses are designed to prepare NESB (non-English speaking
background) students for tertiary study in English-speaking countries. EAP
courses focus more on the reading and writing skills.
IELTS
International English Language Testing System
NESB students who wish to study in Australia, New Zealand, Canada or the
United Kingdom are required to pass an IELTS test before beginning tertiary
study in these countries. The American equivalent is the TOEFL (Test of
English as a Foreign Language).
TOEIC
Test Of English for International Communication.
This is similar to the TOEFL test however it has a business rather than an
academic focus.
ELT
English Language Teacher (or English Language Teaching)
CALL
Computer Assisted Language Learning
WALL
Web Assisted Language Learning
IEP
Intensive English Program
CSWL
Certificate in Spoken and Written English
TWE
Test of Written English
TSE
Test of Spoken English
AMES
Adult Multicultural Educational Services
AMES is Australia’s largest
provider of specialist, multicultural language, employment and settlement
services with assistance of government contracts.
AMEP
Adult Migrants Education Program.
This is a commonwealth funded
nationwide program that helps adult migrant settle successfully in
Australia.
ELICOS
English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students
LLNP
Language, Literacy and Numeracy Programme.
This is an Australian
government funded program for registered jobseekers. Courses are
conducted by AMES, TAFE and some private providers.
WELL
Workplace English Language and Literacy Program