ESLEnglish as a Second Language
EFLEnglish as a Foreign language
TESLTeaching English as a Second Language. Generally refers to teaching non-English speakers while in an English-speaking Country.
TEFLTeaching English as a Foreign Language. Generally refers to teaching non-English speakers while in a non-English speaking country.
TESOLTeachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. Basically the same as TEFL.
CELTACertificate of English Language Training for Adults. Administered by the University of Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). CELTA certification is recognized worldwide as a standard in the TEFL industry. Schools offering this certification must adhere to rigorous standards.
TESL CanadaA federation of Canadian ESL teachers, and associated organizations dedicated to promoting and setting standards for the teaching of English as a second language. Teacher training certifications that are recognized by TESL Canada tend to be well regarded by employers internationally.
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