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What is the difference between ESL and EFL?

Last Updated: Jul 16, 2012 10:50AM MDT

English as a Second Language (ESL) is English taught to non-native speakers who live in an English-speaking country. This would be the case, for example, with a refugee living and studying English in the United States.

English as a Foreign Language (EFL) is English taught to non-native speakers who live in a non-English-speaking country. This would be the case with a Korean student studying English in his home country.

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