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Top 25 EFL Acronyms

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