EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Initialism of t(eaching) (of) E(nglish) as a f(oreign) l(anguage).[1]

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NounEdit

TEFL (uncountable)

  1. (education) Initialism of teaching (of) English as a foreign language
    Coordinate terms: EAL, EFL, EIL, ELL, ESL, TESL, TESOL

Usage notesEdit

Not to be confused with TOEFL (acronym of Test of English as a Foreign Language).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ TEFL, n.” under “T, n.”, in OED Online  , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, June 2021; “TEFL, abbrev.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.

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