TEFL is an acronym for Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
What is TESOL?
TESOL is the same as TEFL but means Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Easy!
What is TESL?
TESL stands for Teaching English as a Second Language. TESL teachers have students who are learning English as a second language in a native English speaking country.
What is ESL?
ESL is a common American acronym, meaning English as a Second Language. ESL job positions are found in non-native English speaking countries. An ESL teacher is what you will be very soon!
What is EFL?
EFL, meaning English as a Foreign Language, is commonly used in the UK and is very similar to ESL. EFL job positions are found in native English speaking countries, where the students are not native English speakers. Get ready to put EFL teacher on your CV.
What is ELT?
ELT, meaning English Language Teacher, is another acronym to add to this long list of English teaching jargon!