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ESL - Frequently Asked Questions

What makes ESL All different from other resources on the web?

There is not, to our knowledge, another bilingual Internet search engine & directory solely devoted to English-learning related resources. There exist on the web, numerous unilingual directories and sub-directories of ESL / EFL resources of varying sizes and quality. However, the best free resources remain scattered here and there and they are often hard to find. This scatter-effect makes searching for quality material both time consuming and very frustrating.

ESL addresses that problem. It was designed in the interest of busy learners, who have no time to waste searching for hours. We have done the research for you and organized the best existing resources in a way that makes the resources fast and easy to find.

All the websites and links included in our directory have been visited by members of the ESL team and selected for their excellence. It is our privilege to share them with you while supporting your efforts to better your command of English.

What does ESL stand for?

ESL stands for English as a Second Language, the most common acronym on the Internet to refer to resources related to the learning of English.

Other common acronyms that you may come across in our site are:

  • CALL = Computer Assisted Language Learning.
  • EFL = English as a Foreign Language (the study of English in non-English-speaking countries).
  • ESL = English as a Second Language (the study of English as a non-native speaker in a country where English is spoken).
  • TEFL = Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
  • TESL = Teaching English as a Second Language.
  • TESOL = Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (also the name of an association).
  • TOEFL = Test of English as a Foreign Language.
  • TOEIC = Test of English for International Communication.

How did it all begin?

Christine Lepine, the Director of ESL All and also an ESL teacher, has been collecting resources to help her students better their English for the past ten years. In answer to numerous student requests, she has decided to create a website that would make their search for high-quality material easy and pleasurable. Others later joined the ESL All team to make that very dream come true.

Who finances ESL All?

ESL All is financed by the income generated by the English courses given at ESL International and through onsite advertisement. Eventually it will finance itself via the creation of an ESL store.

Is ESL All for students or teachers?

Although we have created ESL All mainly with the needs of ESL, EFL, and Business English learners in mind, it can be useful equally to ESL, EFL and Business English teachers.

Do website owners pay to be included in your directory? Can anyone be listed?

Our directory is free, but not anyone can be listed in it. For a resource to qualify for inclusion, quality is a must. We accept no money in exchange for inclusion. Only the sites that have been visited and approved of by ESL All team members are included.

What new developments can we expect on your site in the months to come?

Our Directory is growing daily with new web sites and web pages added to it on an ongoing basis. In addition, we are currently developing both a business and a teacher section that are growing rapidly. Finally, there will be an online store where you will find scores of written, audio, and digital material to assist you in your language learning efforts.

Come and visit us often. There is always something new to discover and enjoy at ESL All. We do value your opinion, so let us know what you think and would like to see added to our directory. You can easily do so through the "Contact Us" page.

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