I would like to ask whether the following terms are certificates of English Language or not in the UK? Which one is in the highest and the lowest standing in terms of international recognition? How could I get such qualifications if I am a non-native?
ESL=English as a Second Language
ESOL=English as a Second Language to Overseas Learners
EFL=English as a Foreign Language
TEFL=Teaching English as a Foreign Language
TESL=Teachers of English as a Second Language
TESOL=Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Thank you for your advice.
These are terms covering the work or studies. They are not in themselves qualifications. In terms of recognition, the best known qulaifications are IELTS, Cambridge ESOL exam suite (FCE, CAE, CPE, etc) and TOEFL.
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