Аннотация: The article considered English abbreviations as a modern form of communication, characteristic of symbols as a means of communication. The article describes particularity of youth communication on the Internet and gives a classification of English abbreviations for communication through the Internet. English abbreviations in electronic correspondence are an integral part of modern communication of teenagers through the Internet. The use of abbreviations in electronic correspondence contributes to a deeper study of English language, gives understanding of the importance of learning English for using it not only in real, but also in Internet communication
Ключевые слова: Internet correspondence, information exchange, social networks, abbreviation, communication, e-mail, English language, teenagers, SMS, effective technology.