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    Common Acronyms

    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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    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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    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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    Re: Common Acronyms

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

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    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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    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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    Re: Common Acronyms

    IMHO?

    LOL?
    BTW?
    Last edited by Tdol; 25-Feb-2012 at 12:08.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Re: Common Acronyms

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    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.
    The problem that now arises is that the tablets/smartphones that many people use these days don't use a mouse, so the full title doesn't appear alongside.
    Any chance of displaying a copy of the listing, so that acronyms can be identified?

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    Re: Common Acronyms

    'AAE' => 'African American English'
    'AAVE' => 'African American Vernacular English'
    'AHD' => 'American Heritage Dictionary'
    'AmE' => 'American English'
    'AusE' => 'Australian English'
    'BEV' => 'Black English Vernacular'
    'BNC' => 'British National Corpus'
    'BrE' => 'British English'
    'BTW' => 'By The Way'
    'BVE' => 'Black Vernacular English'
    'CAE' => 'Certificate of Advanced English'
    'CELTA' => 'Certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages'
    'CEPD' => 'Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary'
    'COCA' => 'Corpus of Contemporary American English'
    'CPE' => 'Certificate of Proficiency in English'
    'EFL' => 'English as a Foreign Language'
    'ELT' => 'English Language Teaching'
    'ESL' => 'English as a Second Language'
    'ESOL' => 'English for Speakers of Other Languages'
    'ESP' => 'English for Specific Purposes'
    'FCE' => 'First Certificate in English'
    'IELTS' => 'International English Language Testing System'
    'IMO' => 'In My Opinion'
    'IndE' => 'Indian English'
    'IPA' => 'International Phonetic Alphabet'
    'LDOCE' => 'Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English'
    'LPD' => 'Longman Pronunciation Dictionary'
    'MW' => 'Merriam-Webster Dictionary'
    'NZE' => 'New Zealand English'
    'OALD' => 'Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary'
    'OED' => 'Oxford English Dictionary'
    'RP' => 'Received Pronunciation'
    'SAMPA' => 'Speech Assessment Methods Phonetic Alphabet'
    'SOED' => 'Shorter Oxford English Dictionary'
    'TEFL' => 'Teaching English as a Foreign Language'
    'TESL' => 'Teaching English as a Second Language'
    'TESOL' => 'Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages'
    'TOEFL' => 'Test of English as a Foreign Language'
    'TOEIC' => 'Test of English for International Communication'

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    Re: Common Acronyms

    Could I suggest adding NESB, Non-English-Speaking Background?

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