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is a common abbreviation for English as a Second Language, see English language learning and teaching
English as a second language , English for speakers of other languages and English as a foreign language all refer to the use or study of English by speakers with different native languages. The precise usage, including the different use of the terms ESL and ESOL in different countries, is...
may also refer to:
- ESL Incorporated
ESL Incorporated, or Electromagnetic Systems Laboratory, was a subsidiary of TRW, a high technology firm in the United States that was engaged in software design, systems analysis and hardware development for the strategic reconnaissance marketplace. Founded in January, 1964 in Palo Alto,...
or Electronic Systems Laboratories, a former technology company in the United States, founded by William Perry
William James Perry is an American businessman and engineer who was the United States Secretary of Defense from February 3, 1994, to January 23, 1997, under President Bill Clinton...
- ESL Music, a record label
- Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is one of the world's largest defense electronics manufacturers and integrators. Established in 1967, and based in Haifa, Israel, Elbit employs 11,000 people worldwide....
LTD, an Israeli-based defense contractor
- Enduring Solutions Limited, a company supplying aftermarket Engine Control Units for the classic Subaru Impreza.
- ESL Investments
ESL Investments is a privately owned hedge fund based in Greenwich, Connecticut and estimated to be worth over $9 billion as of 2004. ESL Investments are not associated with ESL International, the stock market investment technology company. The fund is managed by Edward Lampert, who found it in...
, a company founded by Edward Lampert
Edward S. "Eddie" Lampert is an American businessman and investor. He is the chairman of Sears Holdings Corporation and founder, chairman, and CEO of ESL Investments. Until May, 2007 he was a director of AutoNation, Inc. He previously served as a director of AutoZone, Inc...
- ESL (investment company), an international investment company
An investment company is a company whose main business is holding securities of other companies purely for investment purposes. The investment company invests money on behalf of its shareholders who in turn share in the profits and losses....
- ESL Federal Credit Union
ESL Federal Credit Union is a credit union headquartered in Rochester, New York, chartered and regulated under the authority of the National Credit Union Administration . As of 2009, ESL had $3.8 billion in assets and approximately 298,000 members...
, formerly Eastman Savings and Loan, a credit union based in Rochester, New York
- Electronic Shelf Label
Electronic Shelf Label, also known by the acronym ESL, is a system used by retailers for displaying product pricing on shelves. Typically, electronic display modules are attached to the front edge of retail shelving. These modules use Liquid Crystal Display or similar technology to show the...
, a system used by retailers
- Electronic system level
Electronic system level design and verification is an emerging electronic design methodology that focuses on the higher abstraction level concerns first and foremost. The term Electronic System Level or ESL Design was first defined by Gartner Dataquest, a EDA-industry-analysis firm, on February...
, an electronic design methodology
- Electrostatic loudspeaker
An electrostatic loudspeaker is a loudspeaker design in which sound is generated by the force exerted on a membrane suspended in an electrostatic field.-Design and functionality:...
- Enterprise Service Layer
The Enterprise Service Layer is the highest level of abstraction in a SOA architecture.An API defined at ESL can cross domain boundaries; it calls directly the Domain Service Layer, which in turn interacts with the Application Service Layer or the RDBMS Service Layer.Since the ESL is the API of...
, a term used in service oriented architecture (SOA)
- Equivalent series inductance
Equivalent series inductance is an effective inductance that is used to describe the inductive part of the impedance of certain electrical components.-Overview:...
, a concept in electronics
- Equivalent static loads, also known as ESLM (Equivalent static load method), method for optimization of systems subject to dynamic loads
- Electron stimulated luminescence
Electron Stimulated Luminescence is light produced by accelerated electrons hitting a phosphor surface in a process known as cathodoluminescence....
, a lightbulb technology
- ESL Sports Centre
The Sports Centre at MCC is a 2,500-seat, non-profit indoor athletics facility in the Rochester, New York suburb of Brighton. Located on the campus of Monroe Community College, the arena was built in 1998. It is home to four regulation-size ice rinks for semi-professional, high school, and youth...
, former name of the Sports Centre at MCC, in Rochester, New York
- Estonian Sign Language
Estonian Sign Language is the national sign language of Estonia. In 1998 there were about 4,500 signers out of a deaf population of 2000 and a hearing-impaired population ten times that number...
- Ethnological Society of London
The Ethnological Society of London was founded in 1843 by a breakaway faction of the Aborigines' Protection Society . It quickly became one of England's leading scientific societies, and a meeting-place not only for students of ethnology but also for archaeologists interested in prehistoric...
- Super League
Super League is the top-level professional rugby league football club competition in Europe. As a result of sponsorship from engage Mutual Assurance the competition is currently officially known as the engage Super League. The League features fourteen teams: thirteen from England and one from...
, the premier rugby league competition in Europe
- ESL is an abbreviation for East St. Louis, Illinois
East St. Louis is a city located in St. Clair County, Illinois, USA, directly across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri in the Metro-East region of Southern Illinois. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 27,006, less than one-third of its peak of 82,366 in 1950...