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    Question 'Elementary' problem

    Hello,
    Could you please tell me is the word 'elementary' American or British,when we talk about education ?
    Best regards

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    Re: 'Elementary' problem

    In the US, when you refer to "elementary school" you (generally) mean kindergarten through fifth or sixth grade.

    So I can confirm it's common in the US, but not whether it's used elsewhere.

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    Re: 'Elementary' problem

    British educators seem not to like using it.

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    Re: 'Elementary' problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Fahrenheit View Post
    Hello,
    Could you please tell me is the word 'elementary' American or British,when we talk about education ?
    Best regards
    For what it's worth, here in Australia, we use Primary School for AmE elementary school.
    However, for education in adults we might use the levels: Basic (Beginner), Elementary, Semi-Advanced, Advanced.

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