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What is EFL?

Many of us in the teaching profession might not be aware of the various acronyms that have been used to describe our job. When I first learned of the job that involves teaching English to those who speak different languages, I saw it being referred to by the name of “ESL.” In the years since the date (about thirteen years ago) different terms (e.g., EFL, ESOL or ELL) have come into my attention that basically get the same idea. They are still used to distinguish the various learning settings.

ESL that is English as A Second Language means that you are the process of learning English in the country in which English is spoken by the majority or is the primary language. For instance students from non-native English speaking countries that travel in America and Canada for a long time. U.S. and Canada for long periods of time, learn English as a second language. They learn English to speak the language that is spoken by the local community in which they reside.

EFL that is English as an Foreign Language is the process of the process of learning English in a non-English-speaking nation. For instance, Chinese students who are in China who are studying English have been categorized as EFL students due to the fact that English does not happen to be the official language of China. However, if the identical students lived in the U.S. learning English, they would be considered ESL students.

ESOL definition: What exactly is ESOL? The meaning of the word ESOL is English for speakers of Other Languages. It can be used in both ESL as well as EFL contexts. The term was coined due to the fact that some people believe that when students are studying English in an English-speaking nation (ESL) the students do not necessarily need to learn another language. It could be the student’s fourth or third language. In this case, English as A Second Language is not a complete description and not complete in its definition.

“ELL” meaning: English Language Learners is often used in K-12 settings. But, it has been noticed by me that some school districts choose to utilize this term ESOL (English speakers of other languages) for their students. This could be an issue of preference.

ESP means: English for Special Purposes is a term used to describe students who are studying English within specific contexts of certain area of work, profession, or area. For instance when I was teaching the legal aspect of English in China I taught English in the context of law. Students had to learn English for law school at an American university, where the professors had all been native English native English speakers.

How do you instruct EFL

5 useful tips to teach EFL Students:

Learn the name of each student It will allow you to build their trust.
Encourage your students to teach only in English in your classes.
Make a lesson plan with plan activities so that you are aware of the activities your students take part in during each lesson.
Find out the English grammar and the vocabulary your students have in their vocabulary.
Be flexible in your teaching and adjust them to fit the needs of your students and their capabilities.