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Course: #5255

Break a Leg: Idiom Use and Comprehension

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1 Hour  

Approximately two thirds of our spontaneous conversational interactions are comprised of figurative language, mostly idiomatic expressions. For this reason it is imperative that individuals can use and understand these expressions. This course discusses the various types of idioms, how they are learned, as well as describing techniques for improving idiom use and comprehension.

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the various types of idioms.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe how idioms are learned.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list techniques for improving use and understanding of idioms.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introductory comments
5-25 Minutes Discuss types of idioms
25-35 Minutes Discus how idioms are learned
35-55 Minutes Suggestions for improving idiom use and comprehension
55-60 Minutes Conclusionn; Q&A

Course Presenter

cecile cyrul spector

Cecile Cyrul Spector, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Cecile Cyrul Spector has worked in the field of speech-language pathology for over 35 years.  She received her BA and MA degrees from Brooklyn College of CUNY and her PhD from New York University.  Cecile has worked in a variety of settings including public schools, private practice, and several universities.  She was director of the speech-language department of Long Island University—Orangeburg Campus. 

Cecile has made numerous research presentations and given workshops focusing on various aspects of humor, ambiguity, figurative language, inferencing, and phonological awareness.  She also has written several books and many journal articles on this same subject matter. 


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