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发表于 2010-8-18 23:23:00 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式

Does anyone know the differences between ESL and EFL?

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What do they stand for?

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And in what area are they the same?

发表于 2010-8-21 10:26:00 | 显示全部楼层

ESL is the "english as second language". EFL is the "english as foreign language." The difference between them is the degree that they were ragarded, used, and  educated.

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India is an ESL country.English and Indian are their official language. They learn Englsh at the degree with Indian. But in China and Japan, though we have a lot of English courses, English is still a foreign language for us. Our official language are only our native language.

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In all, the ESL contries sometimes are the Commonwealth.

 楼主 发表于 2010-8-28 10:56:00 | 显示全部楼层

You are correct. ESL is English being taught and learned within the language environment. EFL is the language being taught and learned without the environment.

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Plus, most ESL in the US is much of a survival English, but EFL here in China is more of academic format.

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发表于 2010-8-29 15:37:00 | 显示全部楼层

English as the official language: U.K., Ireland Republic, U.S.A., Canada, Berlize, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji Island, Vanuatu and so on

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ESL : India, Pakistan and some other countries which belong to the Commonwealth and are controlled by Her Majesty.  

 楼主 发表于 2010-11-9 10:27:00 | 显示全部楼层

I think, Your Majesty:

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ESL: is for those countries whose 1st languages are Englishes of the same kind (English is taught and learned as a Second Language) and

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EFL: is for those whose 1st languages are NOT Englishes. (English is taught and learned as a Foreign Language)

 楼主 发表于 2011-2-5 11:14:00 | 显示全部楼层

What is SAT?

SAT is a word that becomes hearable in China day by day. What does SAT mean to Chinese, teenagers in particular?

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SAT 一词已慢慢进入中国人的耳朵里,但它有什么含义,特别对中国的青少年而言意味着什么?

 楼主 发表于 2011-2-12 20:00:00 | 显示全部楼层


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Well, very impressed,your Majesty. SAT is getting popular here in China.So are teenagers studying overseas. I'd rather think that this will be a very good momentum for those well-to-do family to have the children try not only the family financial abilities but the child at the international platforms as well.  

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As a matter of fact, this test is not as it is sometimes called in China "American College Entrance Examination" (so-called 美国高考)but simply, a test for those who did not study well and/or complete the US senior high schools. Those who take the test in the US would have another chance to qualify themselves to go back to college through the test scores. Therefore, thousands of colleges in the US would recognize and accept appliants with high scores of SAT.However,like we heard already, so many Chinese teenagers are taking the test blindly without getting to know the key. Please think about it again and try to get online to figure more out about the test requirement and how Americans' view points before your decision in paying for it.

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发表于 2011-2-12 17:13:00 | 显示全部楼层
SAT stands for Scholastic Assessment Test, which is the entrance exam for the students who want to take their study for Bachelor Degree in U.S.A. As far as I know, it's really a trend that more and more Chinese students take it when they are at 16 or 17. In fact, learning abroad is really a good choice but the financial power of your family is the support. And also, I find that lots of teenagers are taking it blindly. When they start to study in the foreign class, they may feel repentant of their decision.
发表于 2011-2-18 18:17:00 | 显示全部楼层

That's right, the same with IELTS and TOEFL, also with GRE

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 楼主 发表于 2011-2-19 11:51:00 | 显示全部楼层

This is way beyond the English ABC, though. I do wish I could give some lectures in my BJ office if I   were there today. There is so much to say for that matter because some of the Agencies are quite misleading, I mean wrong information for the students, as well as their parents.

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SAT is for those above 16 years of age to prepare college and/or over 18 but did not finish high school in America. It is NOT required for the international students like Chinese kids.

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TOEFL and GRE are pretty much the same as ever. IELTS is somewhat the same as TOEFL with     some dirty tricks in itself. I truly suggust those to get to know the tests WELL before paying for them.

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 楼主 发表于 2011-3-7 18:47:00 | 显示全部楼层

I only figured out today that most of students interested in going to further their undergraduate education in the US have to take official SAT in Hong Kong. I wonder why the high school kids have to do that as a necessity? It is quite unnecessary to do so.

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发表于 2011-3-9 17:35:00 | 显示全部楼层
 楼主 发表于 2011-8-7 17:25:00 | 显示全部楼层
It all depends on what college your are applying for, acceptance and financial aid, freshman level in particular.
发表于 2011-9-6 22:47:00 | 显示全部楼层
以下是引用靳京在2011-8-7 17:25:00的发言:
It all depends on what college your are applying for, acceptance and financial aid, freshman level in particular.
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i've got it, thanks a lot!

 楼主 发表于 2011-9-11 23:46:00 | 显示全部楼层
Some of the information from the Agents in China are quite misleading for the lack of accuracy on colleges in the foreign countries. Their purpose is mainly to take big money from the parents' pockets. 
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