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    Now if you type BrE, AmE, ESL, TEFL, ESOL, etc, you see that there's a dotted underline and if you put the mouse over the word, you can see the phrase in full. Please make suggestion for other teaching/learning acronyms used commonly here.

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    Default Re: Common Acronyms

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    BrE, AmE, ESL, TEFL, ESOL, etc,
    Is there a full list that we can check anywhere, so that we don't suggest things you already have in your 'etc'?

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    Default Re: Common Acronyms

    BrE, AmE, EFL, TEFL, ESL, ESOL, TESL, TESOL & CELTA


    (I used Speakers of Other Languages for ESOL/TESOL- I could add Second or Other Language, but it would make it huge. We do have to be careful because it's not case sensitive. Also, too many and it may become intrusive. I wasn't sure whether to include IMO, which I still use.)
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    Default Re: Common Acronyms

    Incidentally, are all the abbreviations listed above acronyms? Some of them look dubious.

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    Default Re: Common Acronyms

    IMO would be useful - I didn't know what it meant when I arrived.How about ELT and ESP?

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    Default Re: Common Acronyms

    fjj, I have added them.

    balakrishnanjik, it doesn't actually say that they are all acronyms; it's asking for suggestions.
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    Default Re: Common Acronyms

    IMHO?

    LOL?
    BTW?
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    Default Re: Common Acronyms

    BTW, there are more defined here so you can look up others even if they are not included in this forum feature: Log In - UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: Common Acronyms

    I've added BTW but don't want to go overboard on that sort.

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    Default Re: Common Acronyms

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I've added BTW but don't want to go overboard on that sort.
    We have a reasonable range of smileys available for the LOL sort of thing. - and that's not a hint for more. Corum's big jumpy things used to get on my nerves.

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