What is ENL?

  • Here are some frequently used acronyms and terms related to English Language Learners. Source: http://www.colorincolorado.org/ell-basics/ell-glossary

    BICS: Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills

    CALP: Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency

    ECELL: Early Childhood English Language Learner

    ELD: English Language Development

    ELL: English Language Learner

    ENL: English as a New Language

    ESL: English as a Second Language

    ESOL: English for Speakers of Other Languages

    L1: First or Native Language

    LCD: Linguistically and Culturally Diverse

    LEP: Limited English Proficient

    LM: Language Minority

    Pull-Out ENL: students are “pulled out” of regular, mainstream classrooms for special instruction in English as a New Language

    Push-In ENL: a certified ESOL teacher provides instruction in a mainstream classroom

    TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages or Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages