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ESLnoun [U]

uk   /ˌiː.esˈel/  us   /ˌiː.esˈel/
abbreviation for English as a Second Language: the teaching of English to speakers of other languages who live in a country where English is an official or important language
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(Definition of ESL from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ESLnoun [U]

abbreviation forEnglish as a second language: Luisa teaches ESL in California.
(Definition of ESL from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ESL”
in Korean “English as a Second Language”의 약어…
in Arabic الإنجِليزِيّة كّلُغة ثانِية…
in Malaysian Bahasa Inggeris sebagai Bahasa Kedua…
in Russian преподавание английского языка как иностранного (в стране, где английский является официальным языком)…
in Chinese (Traditional) (教學對象所在國以英語爲官方語言或重要語言的)作爲第二語言的英語(教學)…
in Italian abbreviazione di “English as a Second Language”: l’insegnamento della lingua inglese come lingua straniera…
in Turkish İkinci Dil olarak İngilizce…
in Polish (język) angielski jako drugi język…
in Spanish abreviatura de “English as a Second Language”: inglés como segunda lengua, Inglés como segunda lengua…
in Vietnamese tiếng Anh như ngôn ngữ thứ hai…
in Portuguese forma abreviada de “English as a Second Language”: inglês para alunos cuja primeira língua não é o inglês…
in Thai ภาษาอังกฤษเป็นภาษาที่สอง…
in Catalan abreviatura de “English as a Second Language”: anglès com a segona llengua…
in Japanese “English as a Second Language” 「第2言語としての英語」の略…
in Chinese (Simplified) (教学对象所在国英语为官方语言或重要语言的)作为第二语言的英语(教学)…
in Indonesian Bahasa Inggris sebagai bahasa kedua…
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