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    Termly held courses?

    Dear all

    Considering five educational terms throughout a year holding in language institutes, can we say that the courses are “termed courses”, “termly held” or “in term courses”? I’m searching for an original word conveying the very notion. I do appreciate any help!

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    Re: Termly held courses?

    None of those work.

    Do you mean it's offered every term?
    Do you mean it's offered only one term (of the five) every year?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Termly held courses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    None of those work.

    Do you mean it's offered every term?
    Do you mean it's offered only one term (of the five) every year?

    The courses are classified and connected, so the learners/students have to go on the course for five terms each year.

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    Re: Termly held courses?

    In the British academic year , a 'term' is a trimester, or one third of the year. For what you are talking about, we'd say something like The course consists of five units/parts/levels of two months each

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    Re: Termly held courses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    In the British academic year , a 'term' is a trimester, or one third of the year. For what you are talking about, we'd say something like The course consists of five units/parts/levels of two months each

    Thanks for the kind response. But surely there is a compound noun, or an adjective to describe the course.

    Ps: The courses are named "Termic" here though it doesn't sound a correct English equivalent. Can't we add suffix -ic to the noun and coin the word? Is it wrong only for the sake of lack of cultural justification?

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    Re: Termly held courses?

    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post
    But surely there is a compound noun, or an adjective to describe the course.
    I can't think of one

    Ps: The courses are named "Termic" here though it doesn't sound a correct English equivalent. Can't we add suffix -ic to the noun and coin the word? Is it wrong only for the sake of lack of cultural justification?
    It is wrong because it's not a word in English. English people will not understand it if you use it.

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    Re: Termly held courses?

    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post
    The courses are classified and connected, so the learners/students have to go on the course for five terms each year.
    Each level is a five-term course.

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    Re: Termly held courses?

    I think you can use the noun, "term", as an adjective.
    In a course which consists of semesters, the subjects offered are called "semester subjects".
    So it would be logical to call the same "term subjects".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Termly held courses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Each level is a five-term course.
    Perhaps I have been away from England too long, but I would understand a five-term course to be one that lasted five trimesters - one and two-thirds years.

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    Re: Termly held courses?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    In a course which consists of semesters, the subjects offered are called "semester subjects".
    In which countries is the expression 'semester subjects' used?

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