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.
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.
English as a Foreign Language
This is used when a non-native English speaker is studying English in a non-English speaking country.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
This term is more recent and is intended to be a more inclusive term (includes ESL and EFL).
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.
Teaching English as a Second Language
A TESL teacher teaches English to speakers of other languages in an English-speaking country.
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)
Test of English as a Foreign Language
Test of English for International Communication
Computer Assisted Language Learning
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
Also called Cambridge CELTA. CELTA course locations are all over the world.
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Young Learners
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Diploma in English Language Training to Adults
English for Academic Purposes
English Language Learner
English Language Training or English Language Teaching
English for Specific Purposes or English for Special Purposes
Foreign Language Teaching
In-service Certificate in English Language Teaching
For non-native English teachers already teaching English.
Intensive English Program
International Phonetic Alphabet or International Phonetic Association
Refers to the student’s first, or native language.
Refers to the new language that the student is learning.
Limited English Proficient or Limited English Proficiency
Limited English Speaker
Second Language Acquisition
Total Physical Response
A method of learning second languages, developed by Dr. James Asher, of San Jose State University.
Vocational English as a Second Language