Meaning of “English as a foreign language” in the English Dictionary


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English as a foreign languagenoun [ 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)