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    Default Please need help with a few sentences

    Hi teachers,
    Could you help me with these sentences?
    Which one is better for classes with students?
    a) Face to face hours.
    b) Presential hours.

    Could you help me with these sentences?
    Which one is better for classes where I give the students some pages for homework? I do have to specify 'hours', some kind of legal matter.
    a) Distant hours.
    b) Homework hours.

    Are these appropriate titles?
    a) Beginners English Course.
    b) Intermediate English Course.

    What about this one? It is for people who don't know about the English language yet.
    Can it be better?
    Objectives: Acquire English knowledge.
    This one is for people who already have an intermediate level of English. Can it be better?
    Objectives: Expand English knowledge.

    Thanks in advance
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    Default Re: Please need help with a few sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,
    Could you help me with these sentences?
    Which one is better for classes with students?
    a) Face to face hours.
    b) Presential hours.

    Could you help me with these sentences?
    Which one is better for classes where I give the students some pages for homework? I do have to specify 'hours', some kind of legal matter.
    a) Distant hours.
    b) Homework hours.

    Are these appropriate titles?
    a) Beginners English Course.
    b) Intermediate English Course.

    What about this one? It is for people who don't know about the English language yet.
    Can it be better?
    Objectives: Acquire English knowledge.
    This one is for people who already have an intermediate level of English. Can it be better?
    Objectives: Expand English knowledge.

    Thanks in advance
    What are these for, learning54?

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    Default Re: Please need help with a few sentences

    Hi,
    They are for English classes, for a company where I'm going to teach English. They want them in English, so it is hard for me to translate them from Spanish to English. That's why I've asked for help.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Please need help with a few sentences

    For the first, in-person instruction.

    But for the second, how do you know how long the student will take to complete an assignment? I don't see how you can specify how many hours of homework they will have.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Please need help with a few sentences

    Hi,
    how do you know how long the student will take to complete an assignment?
    I don't. I've asked the company the same question. But they said they need that.

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    Default Re: Please need help with a few sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi,
    how do you know how long the student will take to complete an assignment?
    I don't. I've asked the company the same question. But they said they need that.
    You can estimate, many schools do this. For example, you can say "This course will involve X hours in class and X hours of private study per week".

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    Default Re: Please need help with a few sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    But for the second, how do you know how long the student will take to complete an assignment? I don't see how you can specify how many hours of homework they will have.
    I read "I do have to specify 'hours', some kind of legal matter." as meaning the word "hours" has to be included, not necessarily the number of hours.

    [not a teacher]

    I'd never heard of the word "presential" before. I'd say it is not typical in AmE.

    I'm used to seeing:

    classroom hours (for all-student instruction)
    office hours (for one-on-one after class instruction)
    homework [hours] (for at home self-study - hours works here, but it's not typical in AmE)
    study hall [hours] (for in school self-study - same here)

    "I tried to complete the assignment during classroom hours, then again during office hours with my teacher, and I finished a lot during studyhall, but the rest was done as homework."

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    Default Re: Please need help with a few sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    I read "I do have to specify 'hours', some kind of legal matter." as meaning the word "hours" has to be included, not necessarily the number of hours.

    [not a teacher]

    I'd never heard of the word "presential" before. I'd say it is not typical in AmE.

    I'm used to seeing:

    classroom hours (for all-student instruction)
    office hours (for one-on-one after class instruction)
    homework [hours] (for at home self-study - hours works here, but it's not typical in AmE)
    study hall [hours] (for in school self-study - same here)

    "I tried to complete the assignment during classroom hours, then again during office hours with my teacher, and I finished a lot during studyhall, but the rest was done as homework."
    Hi,
    Thank you for your help and example.

    Best,
    L54

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    Default Re: Please need help with a few sentences

    Hi,
    Should I assume that these ones are correct then?

    Are these appropriate titles?
    a) Beginners English Course.
    b) Intermediate English Course.

    What about this one? It is for people who don't know about the English language yet.
    Can it be better?
    Objectives: Acquire English knowledge.
    This one is for people who already have an intermediate level of English. Can it be better?
    Objectives: Expand English knowledge.

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    Default Re: Please need help with a few sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi,
    Should I assume that these ones are correct then?

    Are these appropriate titles?
    a) Beginners English Course.
    b) Intermediate English Course.

    What about this one? It is for people who don't know about the English language yet.
    Can it be better?
    Objectives: Acquire English knowledge. "Acquire knowledge of English" but why not simply "Learn English"?
    This one is for people who already have an intermediate level of English. Can it be better?
    Objectives: Expand English knowledge. "Expand you knowledge of English."
    Bhai.

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