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The English language is commonly referred to as the “global language” due to its reach and influence. Due to this status, it is in high demand, taught all over the world under varied circumstances by many different organizations. Because there is no one overarching body to govern and standardize the field, the English teaching industry has developed a wide array of jargon to describe the teaching and learning of English. On first approach, the terms and acronyms associated with the English teaching profession may appear convoluted and bewildering as the differences between them are often slight and nuanced, but they are not incomprehensible. Click on one of the following questions to learn more about the corresponding terminology.

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