Teachers

Here you’ll find everything you need to make your life a little easier. To see the  free  weekly ESL lesson plans and activities for integrated skills CURRENT LESSON or view previous Lesson Plans.

In the Reading area you’ll find  complete lessons and activities with discussion questions and writing assignments for many contemporary novels. There are also  text  selections from  Bunsen Burners, a classic with essays from great writers and educators.  

In the Library there are famous classics from the Gutenberg collection, and a listing of contemporary novels that students (or you) may be interested in reading.

Visit Speaking for tips on  pronunciation, vowels and consonants.  Writing offers guidelines for teaching essay writing. There are also examples of the various Modes of writing.

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Acronymns for English Language Programs

English As A Second Language, also referred to as ESL in countries where English is the first language of that country, such as the United States,  Great Britain,  and Canada.

EFL

English as a Foreign Language

This is used when a non-native English speaker is studying English in a non-English speaking country.

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages

This term is more recent and is intended to be a more inclusive term (includes ESL and EFL).

TEFL

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

A TEFL teacher will be one who teaches English to speakers of other languages in non-native-English-speaking countries.

TESL

Teaching English as a Second Language

A TESL teacher teaches English to speakers of other languages in an English-speaking country.

TESOL

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages;

A more inclusive term for teaching EFL and ESL.

*Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (this  is the name of a teachers’ association)

TOEFL

Test of English as a Foreign Language

TOEIC

Test of English for International Communication

CALL

Computer Assisted Language Learning

CELTA

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults

Also called Cambridge CELTA. CELTA course locations are all over the world.

CELTYL

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Young Learners

CTESOL

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

DELTA

Diploma in English Language Training to Adults

EAP

English for Academic Purposes

ELL

English Language Learner

ELT

English Language Training or English Language Teaching

ESP

English for Specific Purposes or English for Special Purposes

FLT

Foreign Language Teaching

ICELT

In-service Certificate in English Language Teaching

For non-native English teachers already teaching English.

IEP

Intensive English Program

IPA

International Phonetic Alphabet or International Phonetic Association

L1

Language 1

Refers to the student’s first, or native language.

L2

Language 2

Refers to the new language that the student is learning.

LEP

Limited English Proficient or Limited English Proficiency

LES

Limited English Speaker

NNS

Non-Native Speaker

NS

Native Speaker

SLA

Second Language Acquisition

TPR

Total Physical Response

A method of learning second languages, developed by Dr. James Asher, of San Jose State University.

VESL

Vocational English as a Second Language