Each expression in this post has been shown with meaning followed by an example with a relevant picture. This blog post on “Education Vocabulary” aims to help ESL learners and teachers in order to help improve their English.

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1. to attend classes

Meaning: to go to classes


  • Nearly 700 students attended classes on the Delhi University campus the last Monday.

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2. bachelors degree

Meaning: an undergraduate course which usually lasts 3-4 years


It’s necessary to have bachelors degree if you are applying for a job. 

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3. boarding school

Meaning: a school where pupils live during term time

  • The children will picked up from a boarding school in Lajpat Nagar..


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4. distance learning

Meaning: a way of studying where tuition is carried out over the Internet or by post.

  • They added that course materials are a crucial part of distance learning.
5. face-to-face classes

Meaning: as opposed to distance learning the traditional way of studying in a classroom with colleagues and a teacher


The demand of face-to-face classes will increase after the pandemic.


6. to fall behind with your studies

Meaning: to progress less quickly than others


If you do not study passionately, you may fall behind with your studies.

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7. to give feedback

Meaning: to offer guidance on a students’s work

To give feedback is an important aspect in modern teaching system

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8. a graduation ceremony

Meaning: an event where a successful student receives his or her academic degree

Attending a graduation ceremony is something a bachelor student wishes for in entire course duration.

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9. higher education

Meaning: education, usually in a college or university, that is followed after high school or secondary school

Many students are taking IELTS exam in order to get higher education education overseas.
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10. an intensive course

Meaning: a course that offers lots of training in order to reach a goal in as short a time as possible


I will soon register for an intensive course in Leeds Education.

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11. to keep up with your studies

Meaning: to not fall behind

I f you want to top the examination, you need to keep up with your studies.

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12. to learn something by heart

Meaning: to memorize it

I learnt the whole chapter about reproduction by heart. 

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13. a mature student

Meaning: a student who is older than average and who has usually returned to education after a period at work

One can see a number of mature students in a digital marketing class.

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14. masters degree

Meaning: a period of study which often follows the completion of bachelors degree or is undertaken by someone regarded as capable of higher-level academic course

I look forward to enrolling in a European university next year for masters degree.

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15. to meet a deadline

Meaning: to finish a job or task in the time allowed or agreed

My class teacher hates me the most because I never meet a deadline in assignments.

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16. to play truant

Meaning: to stay away from classes without permission

A number of students in Kendriya Vidyalaya play truant during summer.

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17. private language school

Meaning: an independent school run as a business concern

It’s a good idea to enroll at a private language school ahead of the project in Sharjah.

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18. public schools

Meaning: exclusive independent schools in the UK

Public schools offer a wide range of facilities for students in the 21st century.
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19. a single-sex school

Meaning: a school where only boys or girls attend

 Most of the guardians in Delhi want their girls to study in a single-sex school.


20. to sit an exam

Meaning: to take an exam

I disagree to sit an IELTS exam prior to my final semester.


21. state school

Meaning: a school paid fro by public funds and available to the general public

The method of teaching students s is worst in state schools of Uttar Pradesh.

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22. subject specialist

Meaning: a teacher who has a great deal of knowledge about the subject they teach

One should always know if the teacher is a subject specialist before enrolling for any course.

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23. to take a year out

Meaning: to spend a year working or travelling  before starting university 

Most of the students take a year out in order to expand their horizons.

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24. tuition fees

Meaning: the money paid for a course of study

I do a job share  with my friend in a local boutique in order to pay my tuition fees.

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25. to work your way through university

Meaning: to have a paid job whilst studying to support yourself financially

You may have work your way through university if you choose Canada as your destination.
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  • Posted January 8, 2021 6:13 pm 0Likes
    by Timmy

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      by Akram Khan

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