Academic Glossary

academic degree —                     any of several titles conferred by colleges and universities to indicate the completion of a course of study or the extent of academic achievement.
additional study — extra classes
admission n        —  allowance (permission) to study
adopt v — to take over
advanced students — postgraduate students
arts n — imaginative, creative and nonscientific branches of knowledge studied academically
assignment n —  task
award v — to give
baccalaureate (bachelor’s degree) — the university degree of Bachelor or Arts and Bachelor of Science; an internationally recognized programme of study, comprising different subjects
candidate n — a person taking an examination or test
certified scholar — a learned person, holding a certificate
choral drill — oral activity known as “repeat after me”
classroom activities —  tasks performed in class
classroom techniques —  classroom methods used for teaching purposes
coordinate v — to organize
creative activity — an activity performed by a group of students which involves their imagination
credit n —                     a) a distinction awarded to an examination candidate obtaining good marks; b) a section of an examination syllabus satisfactorily completed, as in higher and professional education
course of study — a process of studying
coursework n — work completed by a student within a given period
doctor n — a person who has been awarded a higher academic degree in any field of knowledge
encourage v —  to stimulate
GPA       —  grade point average
grant n — award
higher education — education and training received at colleges and universities
iBT       —  Internet based test
impromptu adj —  done without planning
lesson plan —                     a detailed scheme of stages and methods used by the teacher during the lesson
license to teach — to give an official permission (a certificate) to teach
low-level student —  students who are rather poor in learning
mark the completion — to emphasize the achievement
master n — a graduate holding a master’s degree
obtain v — gain
pass examinations — to gain a required mark in examinations
Ph.D. —         Doctor of Philosophy
proceed with a course of study — to go on studying
programme (the subject matter) — a course of study in one subject at a school or college
rural one- and two-teacher schools — a small school in the country with one or two teachers
set up v    —         to begin
school community — a group of people, located at school and united for the purposes of education
sciences n — any particular branch of  knowledge which studies the nature and behaviour of the material and physical universe, based on observation, experiment and measurement
specialization — special subjects studied to get a certain profession
stimulating learning situations — situations, created for teaching purposes, which make pupils be more active
strive to learn —         to make a great effort to learn
STT —         Student Talk Time
substitution drill — one of the classroom language teaching techniques when teachers first give a dialogue or sentence structure, then allow students to substitute different content words.
task-based activity —                     activities that require a target in order to complete the task
taught n — a pupil or a student; a person who is being taught
teaching situation — process of teaching
thesis n — a result of original research
transcript n an official record of a student’s school and university progress and achievements
TTT —         Teacher Talk Time

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