Common Acronyms

    • BICS = Basic Interpersonal Communications Skills
    • CALP = Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency
    • ELL = English Language Learner
    • ELD = English Language Development
    • ESL = English as a Second Language
    • ESOL = English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • SIFE = Students with Interrupted Formal Schooling
    • LEP = Limited English Proficiency
    • TESOL = Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages