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    Ways of saying goodbye by a lecturer

    What are the appropriate ways of saying goodbye to students by a university lecturer/professor?

    Are "See you later" or "Bye for now" too informal? What are the most appropiate expressions? (Maybe you could suggest some humorous phrases too?)
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Ways of saying goodbye by a lecturer

    Do you mean simply saying goodbye at the end of a lecture or at the end of the academic year? If it's just the end of the class/lecture, I would expect a simple "Bye", "See you next week" or something similar. Those would suffice unless the university itself has some kind of "goodbye" code of conduct for its lecturers.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Ways of saying goodbye by a lecturer

    Yes, I meant saying goodbye at the end of a lecture/seminar/practical lesson. Are there any idioms, some original phrases that could be used before you say "Bye" like "Let's call it a day" or "It's time we finished our class". (I need to use such phrases as part of communication with students which is often not very formal in my class.)
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Ways of saying goodbye by a lecturer

    My experience is that lecturers do not say goodbye. They say something that indicates that the lecture is over, and usually remind students when the next is:
    "We'll take up this theme again next time."
    "That's all the time we have for Kant. We'll start on Hegel on Monday."
    "See you next Wednesday."

    Can I suggest you google "lecture youtube"? Then just watch the last few seconds of a dozen official lectures. You'll get a good idea of what is said.

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    Re: Ways of saying goodbye by a lecturer

    That's it for today.

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    Re: Ways of saying goodbye by a lecturer

    Unfortunatelly, I learned English at school just for a year but I remember our teacher saying "Bye". And sometimes he finished a lesson with something like "Ite, missa est."
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    Re: Ways of saying goodbye by a lecturer

    He must have had a quirky sense of humour. Did you understand it at the time?

    Not many would understand it now.

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    Re: Ways of saying goodbye by a lecturer

    Yes, I understood it, because he told us immediately what it meant.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 14-Oct-2015 at 22:35. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.
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