Acronyms and abbreviations form a dialect that distinguishes the "ins" from the "outs" in many groups.
Those who cannot use or understand them at all make up the out-group.
Where do you stand in the world of TESOL? In? Out? On the fringe? Find out by taking this "quiz"!
See if you can say the words that the acronym stands for. Then try to explain the meaning behind the words.
Words: "Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus"
Meaning: "Equipment and procedures for swimming underwater for extended periods of time."
If you want to test yourself more rigorously, try writing out the words and meanings on a sheet of paper.
After you have made your guesses, click on each acronym to see what it stands for in the world of education and TESOL.
Once you have gone through the entire list, check your responses (if you
have not already done so) by clicking on the acronyms that you are not sure
of or by simply scrolling through the following section.
After you have mastered these acronyms you will have a good start on being a true "insider" in the world of TESOL. But remember that it is only a start. You will need to learn many more acronyms and terms (and their meanings) before you have truly mastered the "inside language" of TESOL.