Hi, who of you is familiar with ESL terminology? ESL stands for English as a Second Language and it describes a market, an industry or simply the use of English by speakers of other languages. As any other industry, the ESL world has created its own abbreviations and acronyms.
For example, there is ESOL which stands for English for speakers of other languages and EFL (English as a foreign language). The abbreviations ESL and EFL or often used by English language learners.
Now, English teachers have their own language as you know. So, they speak about ELT (English language teaching) and TESL (teaching English a second language) and of course there are also TESOL (teaching English for speakers of other languages) and TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language).
OK; before I bore you to death with all these abbreviations and acronyms let me assure you that you don’t necessarily have to know any of those terms in order to learn and use English a second language successfully. As a matter of fact, those abbreviations might even slow down your learning process.
But then again, you might want to know some of this terminology – if you are an English teacher you certainly could add a couple of abbreviations to this list. What I wanted to know is what you think about abbreviations and acronyms in general and maybe you can also share your thoughts on the ESL terminology. Funnily enough, the abbreviation ESL looks a bit like the German word for donkey (ESEL).[YSaerTTEW443543]
TOEIC short conversations: A woman tells her friend how busy she is with her work[YSaerTTEW443543]