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    Smile backup lecturer

    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?

    A: Sorry student, your lecturer got sick today so he can't come to the class.
    1. Iím your replacement lecturer for todayís lecture.
    2. Iím a backup lecturer for todayís lecture.
    3. Iím a fill in lecturer for todayís lecture.

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    A: What did you learn yesterday in a lecture?
    B: Not much, the lecturer got sick so couldn't come.
    One backup lecturer gave us lecture but it was kind of boring.

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    Re: backup lecturer

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?

    A: Sorry student, your lecturer got sick today so he can't come to the class.
    1. Iím your replacement lecturer for todayís lecture.
    2. Iím a backup lecturer for todayís lecture.
    3. Iím a fill in lecturer for todayís lecture.

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    A: What did you learn yesterday in a lecture?
    B: Not much, the lecturer got sick so couldn't come.
    One backup lecturer gave us lecture but it was kind of boring.
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Flytothesky.

    (1) Hopefully, someone who lives where you are currently living will

    answer you with a reliable answer.

    (2) Here in the United States, when a high school teacher is absent, we

    call his/her replacement a "substitute teacher."

    If we want to be super respectful, we call him/her a "guest teacher."

    (3) You are at the university. Right? Here in the States, we usually refer

    to the "professor." I notice that you use the term "lecturer."

    (a) I googled and found many references to "substitute professor"

    and "substitute lecturer."

    (4) If no one else answers with a reliable answer, you might want to

    search the Web -- concentrating on the country in which you live.

    As you know, English differs from country to country. I think (not sure!)

    that a substitute high school teacher in the United Kingdom is called a

    a "supply teacher," a term that would really confuse an American!

    Have a nice day!

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    Re: backup lecturer

    I would say a substitute lecturer. We do use supply teachers, but that would be more for schools, who have contracts with agencies to provide teachers at short notice.

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