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USE

       English language—Study and teaching—Foreign speakers

       English language—Textbooks for foreign speakers

       English as a Second Language Achievement Test  

BT English language—Examinations

      English language—Study and teaching—Foreign speakers  

UF EFL (Language study)

      English as a foreign language

      English as a second language

      English language—Study and teaching—Foreign students [Former heading]

      English to speakers of other languages

      ESL (Language study)

      ESOL (Language study)

      Teaching English as a second language

      TEFL (Language study)

      TESL (Language study)

      English language—Study and teaching—Foreign speakers—Audio-visual aids  

NT English language—Films for foreign speakers

      English language—Films for French, [Spanish, etc.] speakers

 

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English as a Second Language

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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) DEFINITION 

by Richard Nordquist, Thought.Co

Nordquist, R. (2018). English as a second language (ESL) definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/english-as-a-second-language-esl-1690599

A traditional term for the use or study of the English language by non-native speakers in an English-speaking environment. That environment may be a country in which English is the mother tongue (e.g., Australia, the U.S.) or one in which English has an established role (e.g., India, Nigeria).

English as a Second Language (ESL or TESL) also refers to specialized approaches to language teaching designed for those whose primary language is not English.

full article through this link: Thought.Co

 

WHY STUDY ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

by Mary Milne, Wallstreet English

Milne, M. (2018). Why study English as a second language. Retrieved from https://www.wallstreetenglish.com/blog/why-study-english-as-a-second-language/

While there are languages that are spoken by large numbers of people, such as Mandarin, Spanish and Arabic, the most widely used second language is English, with a total number of 1.4 billion native and non-native speakers. That means that one in five people (20% of the world’s population) can communicate in English. It is not only the huge number of people that is important but also the fact that you can find people who speak English in every part of the world, from the Americas, to Asia, to Africa and Europe. And a great deal of communication today in English is held between people who are non-native speakers. English is the common link between many origins and cultures.  

full article through this link: Wallsreet English

 

TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

by 2U.Inc

Teach.com. (2019). Teaching English as a second language (ESL). Retrieved from https://teach.com/become/what-can-i-teach/tesol/

Teaching English as a Second Language is a high-demand subject of instruction that continues to experience growth in schools across the country. As children from foreign countries continue to immigrate to the United States and enroll in schools here, the number of students whose native language is not English continues to grow. Thus, many schools have English Language Learners (ELL) programs, also known as English as Second Language (ESL) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

ESL is a supplementary, comprehensive English language program for students trying to learn the language to better function in American society.

full article through this link:Teach

 

WHAT IS AN ESL PROGRAM?

by DISCO International Inc.

Disco International (2019). What is an ESL program? Retrieved from http://www.applyesl.com/navi/step/?tid=01010&lid=0

English as a Second Language (ESL), also called English as a Foreign Language (EFL), is an English language study program for nonnative speakers. Most ESL programs have small classes so that students receive individual attention from their teachers. Students study English and also participate in the cultural and social activities of the school and community where they study.
The goal of an ESL program is to improve the students' level of English. ESL classes teach different language skills, depending on students' English abilities, interests, and needs. All programs teach the following: conversational English, grammar, reading, listening comprehension, writing, and vocabulary.
full article through this link: DISCO Intl

 

WHAT IS THE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) PROGRAM? 

by Peel Schools

Peel Schools. (2017). What is the English as a second language program? Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ-f_JzaBd8&vl=en

In the Peel District School Board, there are a number of various focused supports available to elementary students who are learning English as an additional language. This video provides an overview of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program available in Peel schools. You can get information about ESL programs at your local Peel schools.

full video through this link: Peel Schools


updated: 5 April 2019, M. Viray

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