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1 SCHOOLS IN THE USA By Maria Komarova

2 Educational  Comprehensive – for everybody, independent in money, nationality and etc;  Selective – based on children’s abilities; [1]

3 Types of school education  Pre-school  Elementary  Secondary [1]

4 Pre-school education Nursery school (aged 2-5) “pastoral care” education in form of a game [1]

5 Typical features of elementary/grade school  Kindergarten (aged 5)  For children 5-11;  Grades 1-6 or 1-4;  Each year of study is a grade (first grade, second grade and etc);  English,  Math,  Social studies,  Science,  Physical education, hygiene,  Music,  Work (for boys) and economics (for girls). [1, 2, 3]

6 Secondary school (aged 11-18) Junior high schoolSenior high school (grades 7-9) (grades or or9-12) Middle school (grades 5,6-8) Children still have one teacher for most subjects Children are called “students”; They’ll get a high school diploma after the graduate/final exam [1]

7 Main (compulsory) subjects of secondary school  English;  Basic math;  History;  Science,  Physical education.  English;  Mathematics  Science;  Social studies;  Physical education. Junior high schoolSenior high school Electives – optional courses; School counselors – people who help students to choose their electives. [1,3]

8 Types of schools:  Public schools – schools that are paid for by the government (state schools (BrE));  Private/independent schools (parents must pay for);  Special schools – for children with impairments: handicapped, mentally retarded;  Schools specializing in smth/which specialized in smth (mathematics). [1]

9 The periods into which the year is divided at school in the USA  Semester – one of the two periods at most Americans schools;  Quarter – one of the four main periods at some Americans schools. [1]

10 Famous schools in the USA  Deerfield Academy – 1797, Massachusetts, 9-12 grades;  Pennington school – 1838, New-Jersey 6-8, 9-12 grades;  Webb schools - school complex consists of a school for boys (Webb), for girls (Vivian Webb) and Museum-School of paleontology. Raymond MA Alpha , California, 9-12 grades. [2]

11 Resources: 1. Kochetova L.A., “English for students of linguistics universities”, M.2003;


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