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There are a lot of abbreviations connected with teaching English. Read the article to get their explanations.
 
Teaching English Abbreviations
There are a big number of technical terms connected with teaching English. Many of them are abbreviated to simplify their using. This article will give you explanations of these peculiar abbraviations.
Here are the most common abbreviations you should know given in alphabetical order:
ELT - English Language Teaching.
ESL - English as a Second Language.
EFL - English as a Foreign Language.
The main difference between these abbreviations is that ESL is English taught to people for whom English is not a native language but who live in English speaking countries like The United States, Canada, England, Australia, etc. English as a foreign language (EFL) is teaching English to people who need English for their study / work / hobby but who live in countries where English is not the first langauge.
AAAL - American Assocation for Applied Linguistics.
ACTFL - American Council on the teaching of Foreign Languages.
AE - American English.
BAAL - British Assocation of Applied Linguistics.
BC - British Council.
BEC - Business English Certificate - Cambridge business English exam certificate BrE - British English.
BVT - Bilingual Vocational Training.
CAE - Certificate of Advanced English.
CALI - Computer-Assisted Language Instruction.
CALL - Computer-Assisted Language Learning.
CanE - Canadian English.
CAT - Computer Adaptive Testing.
CBT - Computer-Based Teaching.
CEELT - Cambridge Examination in English for Language Teachers that tests the English skills of non-native teachers of English.
CEIBT - Certificate in English for International Business and Trade for advanced levels.
CPE - Certificate of Proficiency in English - the fifth and the most advanced of Cambridge's series of exams (roughly comparable to a score of 600-650 on the TOEFL).
CELTA - Certificate in English language teaching to adults.
DELTA - Diploma in English language teaching.
EAP - English for Academic Purposes.
ECCE - Exam for the Certificate of Competency in English (Michigan University) - lower level.
ECPE - Exam for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (Michigan University) - higher level.
EFL - English as a Foreign Language.
EGP - English for general purposes.
EIP - English as an International Language.
ELICOS - English Language Intensive Courses to Overseas Students in Australia.
ELT - English Language Teaching.
ESL - English as a Second Language.
ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages.
ESP - English for special purposes (business English, English for tourism, etc.).
ETS - Educational Testing Service.



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