WORDS WE USE AND WHAT THEY MEAN
At English Language House we talk about "courses", "classes", "lessons" and "study programmes" but sometimes students are not very clear about the meaning of these words so we will try to explain what we mean here:
COURSES AT ENGLISH LANGUAGE HOUSE
WHAT IS A COURSE?
A course is a group of classes that is available for students to choose from. For example our Evening Course will contain the list of classes that are available for students to study in the evenings whereas an Exam Course will contain a list of classes that students can choose if they want to prepare and sit an exam. We have many courses and each course may have many classes that students can choose.
WHAT IS A CLASS?
A class (with its name) is a period of time during the day or during the week when students study a particular subject. For example the General English winter daytime class will usually run every Tuesday and Thursday each week whereas the Pronunciation class will usually run every Monday morning each week. Each class has its own name and level eg Writing Intermediate, Grammar Advanced etc
WHAT IS A LESSON?
A lesson is a shorter period of time during the day when learning takes place. Lessons at ELH are 52.5 mins or 60 mins long. Most ELH classes include double lessons and these classes can be 2 hours long each time.
WHAT IS A TIMETABLE?
A timetable is a list or a table of classes showing the name of each class and the day and time that each class will take place each week.
PERSONAL STUDY PROGRAMMES
WHAT IS A PERSONAL STUDY PROGRAMME?
A student's Personal Study Programme is a timetable showing the classes that the student wants to attend and will also include tutorials, e-learning, free classes, pre-testing etc as appropriate.