TEFL (Teaching English As A Foreign Language)

Wondering what the meaning of TEFL is? TEFL means Teaching English As A Foreign Language.

The acronym TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) refers to teaching the English language to students with different first languages, and typically implies that the learner of English may have already learned more than one language prior to learning English. TEFL can occur either within a state school system or privately at a language school or with a tutor. TEFL can also take place in an English-speaking country for people who have emigrated there. TEFL teachers may be either native speakers or non-native speakers of English.

Similar acronyms are TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers Of Other Languages) and TESL (Teaching English As A Second Language).


  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teaching_English_as_a_second_or_foreign_language

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  1. Bill

    TEFL page now up on Bill’s List.

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