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    education system vs education program

    Is "education system" different from "education program"? Someone said so, and I guess "program" is a lower level one than "system" or this "system" might mean he explained many things about his university throughout the conversation.

    Q. The man introduced the education system of his university.(T)

    W :Excuse me. Mr.Wilson. My name's Jessica and I attend Central High School. I really enjoyed your presentation about the education programs at your university today.
    M : I'm glad to hear that, Jessica. Are you interested in our university?
    W: Yeah, I've been thinking about applying to it. I've heard that your school is very famous for Computer Science
    M : Right, The department has an excellent faculty. Do you have any question about applying to Computer Science?
    W : Actually I want to know more about your scholarship programs. Are you busy now?
    M : I'm afraid I have some scheduled appointments this afternoon....
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    Re: education system vs education program

    Is it hard to tell the difference between "system" and "program"?

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    Re: education system vs education program

    Generally, an educational "system" is the way education is provided and an educational "program" is what is provided.

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    Re: education system vs education program

    'Many different educational programs can be provided under a single educational system.'

    Can I view it this way?

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    Re: education system vs education program

    Can you say it's T in the above?

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    Re: education system vs education program

    What is "T"?

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    Re: education system vs education program

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post

    Q. The man introduced the education system of his university.(T)
    Ah, keannu is referring to the (T) above in the original post.
    My guess is that the 'Q.' is meant to be a true/false question- if the statement is true, we need to write 'T'.

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    Re: education system vs education program

    That may well be correct, but it is not clear.

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    Re: education system vs education program

    More on school systems:

    In American, when we talk about an education system, we're usually talking about an umbrella organization that public* schools or universities are part of. It might be a local system, called a school district, or a network of state universities. In Maine, U.S.A., we have what's called the University of Maine System (UMS), which manages (or mismanages) all of the state-operated universities. In New York, it's the State University of New York (SUNY), which has many campuses, as does California's system, with all its UCs - UC Berkeley, UCLA, and many more.

    In other words, we mean system in the sense of network, not process.

    *The term public school has different meanings in the U.S. and England. In the U.S., it is a school funded through taxes and available for anyone to attend - unlike private schools, which cost money and are selective in who may attend (and which the English call public schools).

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    #10

    Re: education system vs education program

    Acutually, I'm in hot water. I was teaching my student with this listening script, and he raised an opinion that this question is wrong to be corrected to F(false). In the script, the professor only introduced the education program as the girl said in "I really enjoyed your presentation about the education programs at your university". I might have to let the publisher of this listening workbook know this and correct it. What do you think?

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