ESL Glossaries Edit

Lanternfish ESL's Glossary -

LAUSD Ad. Ed. Divsion (ESL Course Outline Glossaries) - (at the end of each course outline)

OTAN's Adult Education Dictionary -

Additional Termonology (if you do not find a term in the glossaries listed above, please feel free to add it here):Edit

Blended learning in educational research refers to a mixing of different learning environments. It combines traditional face-to-face classroom methods with more modern computer-mediated activities. According to its proponents, the strategy creates a more integrated approach for both instructors and learners. Formerly, technology-based materials played a supporting role to face-to-face instruction. Through a blended learning approach, technology will be more important.

Acronyms Edit

BE - Bilingual education

BICS - Basic interpersonal communication skills

CALL: Computer Assisted Language and Literacy

CALP - Cognitive academic language proficiency

CLD - Cultural and linguistic diversity

CRA - Civil Rights Act of 1964

DBE - Developmental bilingual education

EEOA - Equal Education Opportunity Act of 1974

EIEA - Emergency Immigrant Education Assistance

EFL - English as a foreign language

ELL - English language learner

ESL - English as a second language

ESOL - English for speakers of other languages

FLES - Foreign language in elementary schools

HLS - Home language survey

HILT - High intensity language training

IASA - Improving America's Schools Act

IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP - Intensive English program

IHE - Institution of higher education

IST - Instructional support team

L1, L2 - First language, second language

Lau - Lau v. Nichols Supreme Court decision

LCD - Linguistically and culturally diverse

LEA - Local education agency

LEP - Limited English proficient or limited English proficiency

LM - Language minority

MEP - Migrant education program

NEP - Non-English proficient

NES - Non-English speaking

NNS - Non-native speaker

PSSA - Pennsylvania System of School Assessment

PHLOTE - Primary home language other than English

SEA - State education agency

SLA - Second language acquisition

SNS - Spanish for native speakers

SSL - Spanish as a second language

TBE - Transitional bilingual education

TPR - Total physical response