Teaching Terms Quiz

A TEFL quiz for TEFL teachers

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests your understanding of terms and acronyms in the TEFL Glossary used when talking about teaching.

1. The acronyms L1 and L2 refer to a learner's first and second

levels
languages
lessons
a) levels b) languages c) lessons

2. The acronym EFL stands for "English as a _____ Language".

First
Fluent
Foreign
a) First b) Fluent c) Foreign

3. Which term means the gaining of new skills and understanding?

comprehension
fluency
acquisition
a) comprehension b) fluency c) acquisition

4. The ability to read and speak well and to express oneself without effort is called

comprehension
fluency
acquisition
a) comprehension b) fluency c) acquisition

5. The acronym PPP stands for "presentation, practice, ________ ".

production
proficiency
preparation
a) production b) proficiency c) preparation

6. Using strategies and methods to help learners guess the meaning of a word or expression is called

contextualization
elicitation
affiliation
a) contextualization b) elicitation c) affiliation

7. The acronym STT stands for "Student _____ Time".

Teaching
Talking
Testing
a) Teaching b) Talking c) Testing

8. The various teaching methods and theories used to teach English are called

approaches
curricula
teaching aids
a) approaches b) curricula c) teaching aids

9. Learners who can no longer acquire new knowledge or skills due to stress or pressure to learn too much are experiencing

burn out
brainstorming
submersion
a) burn out b) brainstorming c) submersion

10. If you're teaching a vernacular style, you're teaching _____ English that's characteristic of a specific country or group.

formal
international
everyday
a) formal b) international c) everyday

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