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    What are the difference between a class, a course and a program?

    Dear teachers,

    I am writing an email to my school teacher about my recent study.
    In the email, I wrote this:

    I am attending a certificate music class of 4 years long about how to play violin on every Wednesdays and Saturdays interval.

    When I finished the sentence, I thought whether I should use 'a music course' or 'a music program' to replace the 'music class' instead.


    Please help me correct the sentence, teachers.

    Thank you.
    Kitty

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    Re: What are the difference between a class, a course and a program?

    Quote Originally Posted by kwfine View Post
    "I am attending a certificate music class of 4 years long about how to play violin on every Wednesdays and Saturdays interval."
    No, 'class' is fine, but 'course' is better. But the rest has problems. "Of 4 years long" is wrong; and there's no indication of whether you've just started the four years, or are just about to finish it.
    "I have been attending a music certificate course in violin for 4 years now, on Wednesdays and Saturdays."
    "I will be attending a music certificate course in violin for the next 4 years, on Wednesdays and Saturdays."
    "I am half way through a 4-year music certificate course in violin, which I attend on Wednesdays and Saturdays."
    Some indication of why you are telling your teacher this should probably be added.

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