BUSINESS ENGLISH - A GLOBAL NEED
I teach ESOL for adult professionals at all levels - Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced - specializing in Business English.
I work with the Latin American division of a company that provides classes to employees in organizations that invest in their learning.
As a lingua franca, English is an essential skill for most professionals, especially those who work in international environments. Learning and/or developing English for career purposes has become not only a need but also an asset.
Let me explain some acronyms:
ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages - I use this one more often because it is an umbrella term for both ESL and EFL. It refers to non-native speakers learning English anywhere in the world - regardless of if they are in an English-speaking country or not. It is also more encompassing - after all, English might not be someone's second language, but third, fourth...
ESL = English as a Second Language - Native speakers of other languages learning in a country where English is the official language. Example: Immigrants or visitors here in the U.S. who wish to learn English.
EFL = English as a Foreign Language - Learning English in a non-English-speaking country. Example: Students in Brazil who want to learn or improve their English for traveling, work opportunities, and personal relationships.