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ESL Glossary



The official copy of a student's academic record detailing the courses the student has taken and each grade received.


When a student leaves one school and enrolls at another. This can be done without much difficulty upon speaking with an Advisor and filling out the necessary paperwork. It is common for students to begin their postsecondary education at one institution and finish it at another.

Traveler's Check

A check purchased from a bank or traveler's aid company that is redeemable only if the holder's signature matches the signature on the check. Travelers checks come in various amounts and can be used internationally.

Terms and Conditions

The specific details of a contract. Terms and Conditions (TOC) is usually found by students when finalizing application procedures. These details should be read carefully and understood for future reference.


Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL) is the US based professional association for English language teachers. TESOL's mission is to develop the expertise of its members and others involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages.


The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is used to evaluate the English proficiency of nonnative speakers. TOEFL scores are required for admission by more than 2,400 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. For more information...


The Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) is a test of everyday English. Nonnative speakers use this examination as a form of certification of English abilities. When applying for employment , TOEIC scores demonstrate applicants' ability to use English to their future-employers. For more information...


The Test of Spoken English (TSE) is a 20-minute test that evaluates one's ability to communicate in spoken English. This test is administered by a company called ETS. For more information...

Tuition Fee

A fee paid to a school for class instruction.

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