Some of the basic acronyms that EFL / ESL junkies throw around to sound like they know what they are talking about....

TEFL

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

ESL

English as a Second Language

CBI

Content Based Instruction

TOEIC

Test Of English for International Communication

KWL

Know Want to know Learn

CC

Communicative Competence

L1

Mother language

TOEFL

Test Of English as a Foreign Language

ZPD

Zone of Proximal Development (Vygotsky)

LAD

Language Acquisition Device (Chomsky)

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages

LOTE

Languages Other Than English

SLA

Second Language Acquisition

ELL

English Language Learner

ESP

English for Special Purposes

EAP

English For Academic Purposes

TBI

Task Based Instruction

CELTA

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults

BC

British Council

TSE

Test of Spoken English

IELTS

International English Language Testing Service

ELF

English as a Lingua Franca

s-v-o

Subject - Verb - Object language

TYLE

Teaching Young Learners English

ESD

English as a Second Dialect

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