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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.


Sep
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comment What words should I use in replacement of lazy
If a man says that he is knackered, it means that he has no energy (no balls); a woman does not have any balls to start with.
Sep
17
answered Why the discrepancy between number and case in (some) British English?
Sep
17
answered Does “Bounce” have a negative sense when you want someone to leave?
Sep
17
revised Question about “either and neither”
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Sep
17
answered Question about “either and neither”
Sep
17
answered What words should I use in replacement of lazy
Sep
15
comment What does the expression “for crying out loud” mean?
I think that the format should be more like the following: What is the origin of the colloquial term "bum"? QUESTION ...a homeless person ANSWER.
Sep
15
comment What does the expression “for crying out loud” mean?
I have had a look at ЯegDwight's answer to the following question "Here is a pointless question: What is the origin of the colloquial term "bum" meaning a homeless person?". ЯegDwight's answer is quite difficult to understand, I do not necessarily agree with it, and it is not the policy of the site.
Sep
15
comment What does the expression “for crying out loud” mean?
@By137 At first I could not understand your question. I then realised that it was both a question and an answer. You will find that this site provides a facility to ask a question, and then answer the question. Your answer is then among the answers to the question. So you are keeping to the question and answer format of the site. I did something like this with the word 'stack' used in the context of 'to stack an English Bulldog'.
Sep
15
revised What does the expression “for crying out loud” mean?
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Sep
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comment What does the expression “for crying out loud” mean?
Even though I have gone to the trouble of answering this question, I think that it is unsuitable for a variety of reasons. First of all, it is not really a question. The person asking it, has found the answer. Ironically, the person asking it, has found the answer on this site. What the question does is draw attention to the use of euphemisms and 'minced oaths'. Minced oaths is an expression that I had not heard before.
Sep
15
answered What does the expression “for crying out loud” mean?
Sep
14
comment Etymology of “ruggit”?
I have to add new bits as soon as they are deleted.
Sep
14
revised Etymology of “ruggit”?
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revised Etymology of “ruggit”?
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Sep
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answered Etymology of “ruggit”?
Sep
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revised “To go below a minimum numeric requirement”: opposite of “exceed”
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14
answered “To go below a minimum numeric requirement”: opposite of “exceed”
Sep
14
comment Word for getting service from friends/family unofficially
svjázi (связи) These words have slightly different meanings. When I look up связи I get 'connections', when I look up svjázi, I get Public Relations.
Sep
14
comment Word for getting service from friends/family unofficially
Yes, networking is an interesting word. There was a job advertised in the Scottish government in which the main requirement was 'skill in networking'. Another word is 'social climbing'. These words have positive and negative associations. The job description that required 'networking skills' caused a storm of protest because there is often an accusation of 'jobs for the bhoys' discuss.glasgowguide.co.uk/lofiversion/index.php/t24707.html ............ urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bhoys