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I am interested in Teaching English as a Foreign Language otherwise known as TEFL. I have studied a TESOL course (Teaching English as a Second Language).

The difference in the two abbreviations reveals some of the sensitivity around teaching English. One stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and the other for Teaching English as a Second Language. A lot of learners are in English speaking countries and they are learning English as a second language.


Aug
23
awarded  Yearling
Sep
20
answered Is 'Slang' is a special kind of vocabulary, not of grammar?
Sep
20
asked Is 'Slang' is a special kind of vocabulary, not of grammar?
Sep
20
comment Why the discrepancy between number and case in (some) British English?
Neither you nor I, tackled the question of whether saying 'foot' rather than 'feet' has deeper roots. I just thought it was dialect, but 'five foot' when discussing height is much more common than 'five feet'. I will be kind and give you one point as I do admire you.
Sep
20
comment “Feel free to hit me up” — “at”? “on”? “via”?
I have only come across this expression in American movies. Usually in the context 'some guy was hitting on me in the bus' in which the romantic proposal is received negatively. Rather like the older expression, 'that man was making a pass at me'. Why is it, women don't like it when men find them attractive? And, why do women dress in a way that encourages men to find them attractive?
Sep
20
comment What makes 'admix' different from 'mix'?
ɑkh ɑhɪm ɑkte wiz bɑɹsu:m May the Peace be with you as you venture forth to planets unknown.
Sep
20
comment What makes 'admix' different from 'mix'?
I have never come across the word admix or admixture. I can only assume that its use is very specialised - in other words - that it is a jargon word that is only used in special situations.
Sep
20
answered Is “at turns” a familiar idiom as ‘at every turn’ ‘in turn(s)’ and ‘by turn(s)’ are?
Sep
19
answered What makes 'admix' different from 'mix'?
Sep
19
comment What's wrong with these sentences?
Even though your grammar skills are excellent, these examples are designed to catch you out.
Sep
19
comment Is there a single noun in English for “jerry-rigged”?
Jerry Built meaning 'German Built'.
Sep
19
comment What is packaging tape called in the US?
Brown Tape: amazon.co.uk/s/…
Sep
19
comment Why the discrepancy between number and case in (some) British English?
@Barrie England Surely you have heard people use expressions like 'five foot' when they should say 'five feet'. Actually 'five foot is very commonly used. This is a song called six foot down: youtube.com/watch?v=OC1IAA4C5YY
Sep
19
answered “Feel free to hit me up” — “at”? “on”? “via”?
Sep
19
comment What's the meaning of “joint winner”?
Of course I know what photofinish means.
Sep
19
comment What's the meaning of “joint winner”?
Yes it is, it is about two people winning together - a photofinish.
Sep
19
answered What does “several states of mind away” mean? Does it mean a strange place or something else?
Sep
19
answered What's the meaning of “joint winner”?
Sep
18
comment What does “Sautéed” mean in “Someone who has not sautéed in a subject”?
This is not such a bad answer. A clever columnist might have used a word that sounds like another word. The meaning is similar in many ways. I think this is interesting because it shows how the brain works when picking words.
Sep
17
revised Etymology of “catch a bosso”
added 57 characters in body