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    #1

    "extra classes for low grade students"?

    Some schools have some extra classes for those students with low grades. Are those extra classes called "power"?

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    Re: "extra classes for low grade students"?

    Not in AmE. I would call them "remedial".

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    Re: "extra classes for low grade students"?

    Nor in BrE. 'Remedial' is sometimes used.

    What makes you think they're called 'power', OD?

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    Re: "extra classes for low grade students"?

    A Saudi student asked me what it is called in the English language. He said that, "when I took some English courses in Canada, they used to call them "power". He is not yet sure.

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    Re: "extra classes for low grade students"?

    Very odd.

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    #6

    Re: "extra classes for low grade students"?

    I don't think I've actually heard the phrase 'power class', at least in this context. It does sound odd.

    The phrase 'power class' sounds to me like some kind of advanced class or short term intensive study class, such as a cram class

    Those would sort of be the opposite of the remedial class situation you describe.
    Last edited by Skrej; 20-May-2015 at 03:44. Reason: typos

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    Re: "extra classes for low grade students"?

    The purpose of power classes is to enrich the content for the excellent students. For example, the students who have done very well in English are offered the chance to take Power English instead of ordinary English.
    Last edited by probus; 20-May-2015 at 07:30.

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