TESL (Teaching English As A Second/2nd Language)

Wondering what the meaning of TESL is? TESL stands for Teaching English As A Second Language.

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) refers to teaching English to students whose first language is not English, usually in a country where English is the dominant tongue and natural English language immersion situations abound. This teaching is usually focused on essential vocabulary, including family names, household objects, basic adjectives and place names as well as the most commonly used verbs and means of expression.

Similar acronyms are TESOL > Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages and TEFL (Teaching English As A Foreign Language).


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

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  1. Bill

    TESL page now up on Bill’s List.

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