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English as a foreign language

noun [U]  /ˈɪŋ·ɡlɪʃ æz ə ˈfɔr·ən ˈlæŋ·ɡwɪdʒ, -lɪʃ, ˈfɑr-/ (abbreviation EFL)
English as taught to people whose main language is not English and who live in a country where English is not the official or main language
(Definition of English as a foreign language from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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