ELL ESL ESOL
           ACRONYMS

                                                                                                                
                                                                                                  

                        WHAT IN THE WORLD
                           DO THESE LETTERS MEAN?
                       

BICS
BASIC INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Conversational English, High frequency words, Simple grammatical construction, Pronunciation,    
(Cummins) 1-2 years
CALP
COGNITIVE ACADEMIC ABILITY

Language of textbooks and classrooms, Less frequent vocabulary,
Interpretation and production of increasingly complex language
 (Cummins) 5-10 years
ELD
ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
ELL
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER
ESL
ENGLISH IS THE SECOND LANGUAGE
FEP
FLUENT ENGLISH PROFICIENT
FES
FLUENT ENGLISH SPEAKER
L1
FIRST LANGUAGE
L2
SECOND LANGUAGE
LEP
LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT

Individual was not born in the United States or whose native language is a  language other than English; OR

Comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on the  individual's level of English language proficiency; OR

 Who is migratory, whose native language is a language other than English,  and who comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant;

and needs addtional instruction understanding, or speaking, or reading or writing English.

LER
LIMITED ENGLISH READER
LES
LIMITED ENGLISH SPEAKER
LEW
LIMITED ENGLISH WRITER
LM
LANGUAGE MINORITY

A student who comes from a home in which a language other than English is spoken;
the student may or may not speak English well
NEP
NON ENGLISH PROFICIENT
NES
NON ENGLISH SPEAKER
TESOL
TEACHERS OF ESOL STUDENTS
ESOL
ENGLISH
FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

"The goal of the ESL/ELL program is to help students from other language backgrounds learn and use English effectively, succeed academically, and become productive, contributing citizens while continuing to cherish their cultural heritage."

Other Acronyms and Terms


State of Missouri
http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/FirstSteps/termsandacronyms.html