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    Unhappy Let me hear your opinion about a phrase "Super English language high-school."

    When you hear a phrase "Super English language high-school," what is your image of this "school?"
    Does this phrase sound appropriate to describe a kind of high school where English education is strongly promoted?
    Thank you.

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    Re: Let me hear your opinion about a phrase "Super English language high-school."

    My image is depreciative (students should look in a dictionary to distinguish depreciate from deprecate ). My lip curls a little. 'Super' is not a good collocation for 'school' in this context. (Informally, a child might say to a new friend: 'You'll like it at my school; it's super.'

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    Re: Let me hear your opinion about a phrase "Super English language high-school."

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Cabin:

    May I share a few thoughts?

    1. If you want to write that phrase in English, I believe that it should be punctuated like this:

    "My children attend a super English-language high school."

    2. I do not know your first language (I could not find it in your profile). Maybe "super" in your language would be fine. The teacher in post #2 gave us the opinion of many native speakers.

    a. I admit, though, that I personally would have no problem with your choice of adjective.

    3. Perhaps more people would be happier if you said something like:

    "My children attend an outstanding / exemplary English-language high school."

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    Re: Let me hear your opinion about a phrase "Super English language high-school."

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post

    2. I do not know your first language (I could not find it in your profile).
    Clicking on 'Member Info' shows that cabin's native language is Japanese.

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