AAAL American Association for Applied Linguistics
ALM Audiolingual Method
AMTESOL Alabama-Mississippi TESOL
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress
BICS Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills
BINL Basic Inventory of Natural Language
BSM Bilingual Syntax Measure
C1 First culture; home culture
C2 Second culture; target culture
CAH Contrastive Analysis Hypothesis
CAL Center for Applied Linguistics
CALL Computer-Assisted Language Learning
CALLA Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach
CALP Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency
CBI Content-Based Instruction
CC Communicative Competence
CLAD Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development
CLI Cross-Linguistic Influence
CLiDES Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Students
CLL Community Language Learning
CLT Communicative Language Teaching
CUP Common Underlying Proficiency
DRTA Directed Reading Thinking Activity
EAL English as an Additional Language
EEOA Equal Educational Opportunities Act
EFL English as a Foreign Language
EL English Learner
ELD English Language Development
ELL English Language Learner
ELT English Language Teaching
ESCORT Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training
ESL English as a Second Language
ESOL English to Speakers of Other Languages
ESP English for Special Purposes
FEP Fluent English Proficient
FLEP Former Limited English Proficient
FLP Family Language Plan
L1 First language; native language; home language
L2 Second or additional language(s)
LAD Language Acquisition Device
LAS Language Assessment Scales
LCD Linguistically and Culturally Diverse
LEA Language Experience Approach
LEA Local Educational Agency
LEP Limited English Proficient
LES Limited English Speaking/Speaker
LM Language Minority
L-TEL Long-Term English Learner
MBE Maintenance Bilingual Education
MLAT Modern Language Aptitude Test
NABE National Association for Bilingual Education
NCELA National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition
NCLB No Child Left Behind
NEP Non-English Proficient
NES Non-English Speaking/Speaker
NEST Native English-Speaking Teacher
NNES Non-Native English Speaker
OCR U.S. Office for Civil Rights
OELA Office of English Language Acquisition
PLAB Pimsleur Language Aptitude Battery
SAE Student Acquiring English
SBI Strategies-Based Instruction
SDAIE Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English
SEA State Educational Agency
SETESOL Southeast Regional TESOLSoutheast Regional TESOL
SIFE Students with Interrupted Formal Education
SIL Summer Institute of Linguistics
SIOP Structured Instruction Observation Protocol
SLA Second Language Acquisition
SLIFE Students with Limited and/or Interrupted Formal Education
SLL Second Language Learner
SOLOM Structured Oral Language Observation Matrix
SUP Separate Underlying Proficiency
TBE Transitional Bilingual Education
TESOL Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language
TPR Total Physical Response
TPRS Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling
UG Universal Grammar
WIDA (formerly) World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment
WTC Willingness To Communicate
ZOPD Zone of Proximal Development
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