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The teacher's Jargon

  • L1: refers to the first language (mother tongue).
  • L2: usually refers to the second language.
  • LEP: Low English Proficiency.
  • CALL: Computer Assisted Language Learning.
  • TESL: Teaching English as a Second Language.Read >>
  • TEFL: Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
  • TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
  • TEYL: Teaching English to Young Learners.
  • TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language.
  • CLT: Communicative Language Teaching.
  • CBI: Content Based Instruction.
  • EGP: English For General Purposes.
  • ESP: English For Specific Purposes.  Read >>
  • ELSA: English Language Skills Assessment.
  • CPD: Continuous Professional Development.
  • IB: International Baccalaureate.
  • ODL: Open and Distant Learning.
  • OU: Open University.
  • TEAL: Teaching English as an Additional Language.
  • TEIL: Teaching English as an International Language.
  • TESP: Teaching English for Specific Purposes.
  • TEVAC: Teaching English for Vacation and Activity Courses.
  • TENOR: Teaching English for No Obvious Reason.   Read >>
  • TENOP: Teaching English for No Obvious Purpose.
  • TENAR: Teaching English for No Apparent Reason.
  • TOEIC: Test of English for International Communication.
  • TPR: Total Physical Response.
  • BAC: Behavior Adjustment Class.
  • TTT: Teacher Talking Time.
  • K.I.S.S: Keep It Short and Simple.
    The most important acronym