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Glossary of Language Learning Terms
by International Language Learning Department

Complete Table of Contents


This book contains definitions of important language learning terms used in the Language Learning Bookshelf. Many of these definitions are linked to these terms where they are used in other works on the bookshelf. This information can help you learn exactly how these terms are being used in the bookshelf.


What is an acronym?
What is a communication situation?
What is comprehensible input?
What is a comprehension vocabulary?
What is concord?
What is a domain?
What is elementary proficiency?
What is a frame?
What is full professional proficiency?
What is a genre?
What is government?
What is an insider?
What is a life cycle?
What is limited working proficiency?
What is native or bilingual proficiency?
What is a needs analysis?
What is professional working proficiency ?
What is a register?
What is a script?
What is a semantic category?
What is a slot?
What is a sociolinguistic framework?

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