ESL

abbreviation
English as a second language

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English as a second language: the study of English by nonnative speakers in an English-speaking environment. Cf. EFL.

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abbrev
English as a second language

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ESL UK [ˌiː es ˈel] US [ˌi es ˈel] noun [uncountable]
English as a Second Language: English taught to people whose first language is not English, but who live in an English-speaking country and need English to communicate in daily life. This term is used especially in the US, Canada, and Australia.
Thesaurus: english language teaching and learninghyponym
See also: EAL

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ESL (no periods),
English as a second language: »

ESL texts, ESL programs.

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abbr. English as a second language

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/ˌiːˌɛsˈɛl/ noun [noncount]
: the teaching of English to people who speak a different language and who live in a country where English is the main language spoken
ESL is an abbreviation of “English as a second language.”

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ESL [ESL] [ˌiː es ˈel] [ˌiː es ˈel] abbreviation
(in the US and Canada) English as a second language (refers to the teaching of English as a foreign language to people who are living in a country in which English is either the first or second language)
compare EAL, EFL, ESOL

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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