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What is the difference between EFL and ESL textbooks?

 
 
Reply Sun 13 Sep, 2009 11:32 pm
I am doing a research about EFL and ESL textbooks. I dont know how to distinguish between EFL and ESL textbooks. e.g. are Total English, English File, Cutting Edge EFL? DO you know of any British ESL textbooks?
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Reply Mon 14 Sep, 2009 01:01 pm
ESL - English as a Second Language - it is a term used when English is taught in a country where English is not the country's first language. ESL is usually taught by teachers whose native language is English.

EFL - English as a Foreign Language - Is a term used when English is taught in a country where English is not the country's first language. EFL is usually taught by teachers whose native language is not English.

The Millie and New Millennium English series of English language textbooks were developed with the assistance of the British Council.

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Reply Mon 14 Sep, 2009 09:20 pm
@contrex,
Ah, I'm from California. I've a friend with a phD in ESL. Many new folk in our land have english as a second potential language, and maybe a third given regional dialect. Some also don't really know spanish (or other "main" languages).

I guess you are just speaking of Britain here.
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