Difference between EFL and ESL
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
“When English is taught as a school subject or on an adult level solely for the purpose of giving the student a foreign language competence which he may use in one of several ways, then it is taught as a foreign language”.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
English becomes a second language when it is a language of instruction in Schools and colleges and is used as “a lingua franca between speakers of widely diverse languages, as in India”.
(Defined by Albert H. Marckwardt)
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