English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Versus English as a Second Language (ESL) Writing

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching
EditorsJohn I. Liontas
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781118784235
ISBN (Print)9781118784228
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018

Abstract

Researchers and teachers frequently distinguish between English as a foreign language and English as a second language. Although this distinction usefully highlights some of the differences in the settings in which English, like other languages, is learned, it fails to capture many of the complexities of language learning. Writing is used here as a lens to inspect the blurred boundaries between the conceptual categories of EFL and ESL.

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  • ESL/EFL, foreign language, second language

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English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Versus English as a Second Language (ESL) Writing. / Pecorari, Diane.

The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. ed. / John I. Liontas. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2018.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review