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What Does ESL Mean?

A Defintion of ESL


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ESL: ESL stands for English as a Second Language, though in schools, ESL often is the name by which intervention programs for ESL students are known.

Example of Usage: Have you referred your new exchange student for ESL services yet?

Also Known As:  ELL (English Language Learners); EFL (English as a Foreign Language); EFOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Related Resources:
About.com's English as a 2nd Language website

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