Glossary

Glossary of common terms and acronyms used in the field of teaching English as a Second Language.

  • CALL

    Computer Assisted Language Learning
  • CBI

    Content Based Instruction
  • EFL

    English as a Foreign Language
  • ESL

    English as a Second Language
  • ESOL

    English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • ESP

    English for Specific Purposes also English for Special Purposes
  • Nankai University

    Nankai University has ranked in the top 10 universities in China and is listed in the top 150 for English in the world.
  • TEFL

    Teach English as a Foreign Language
  • TESL

    Teaching English as a Second Language
  • TESOL

    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages also: teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc.
  • TOEFL

    Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • TOEIC

    Test of English for International Communication