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Course # 5473
Break a Leg: Idiom Use and Comprehension

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/1.0 Domain 3, CE-SPC-13-065; ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0


Course Abstract

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.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


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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

Average Rating

(2478 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 2478 reviews

Review by: Member on July 23, 2014
Nice flow to the information provided. Great examples were given. Exam questions were concise and clear. Learned a lot from this course!
Review by: Member on July 20, 2014
Interesting,informative and fun! What a win win win for all!
Review by: Member on July 18, 2014
Very interesting and entertaining information and ideas.
Review by: Member on July 18, 2014
Very enjoyable and informative.
Review by: Member on July 17, 2014
This was a very fun and informative course!
Review by: Member on July 14, 2014
This presenter is extremely knowledgeable about figurative language, and explains it well.
Review by: Member on July 11, 2014
Well-organized with good examples for everything discussed.
Review by: Member on July 10, 2014
I have taught idioms to students before, but I liked the different activities described here to teach them. Also, I didn't know the terminology for the different types of idioms.
Review by: Member on July 10, 2014
Information on teaching idioms/instructional strategies very helpful.
Review by: Member on June 29, 2014
This is presented in a learnert-friendly manner. The content is comprehensive and useful.I will use this information with my students this next term!
Review by: Member on June 28, 2014
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Review by: Member on June 27, 2014
Clear explanations of each area of figurative language
Review by: Member on June 22, 2014
Information was clear and easy to understand. I feel I can apply a great deal to my current work.
Review by: Member on June 14, 2014
Clear presentation with multiple examples
Review by: Member on June 14, 2014
The many examples and references
Review by: Member on June 14, 2014
n/a
Review by: Member on June 12, 2014
Easy to understand
Review by: Member on June 12, 2014
This was an engaging course that clearly explained all the types of figurative language, how it is learned and issues in learning. Good resources.
Review by: Member on June 9, 2014
I really enjoyed this course. There was a lot of information presented regarding different types of idioms that I was not aware of.
Review by: Member on June 9, 2014
very organized presentation with lots of great examples
Review by: Member on June 4, 2014
The information was delineated in a very clear and organized manner.
Review by: Member on June 3, 2014
very useful information
Review by: Member on June 3, 2014
concise; straightforward; informative
Review by: Member on May 27, 2014
The materials are clearly written and easy to follow.
Review by: Member on May 25, 2014
Great organization and lay out of presentation
Review by: Member on May 24, 2014
The presenter provided a lot of good insight in how to leach those with language difficulties idioms especially because they are so prevalent in our English language.
Review by: Member on May 22, 2014
especially good; I missed this information in English classes, somehow -fun to learn the catagories
Review by: Member on May 19, 2014
Good descriptions and examples of types of figurative language, and practical suggestions for teaching idioms effectively.
Review by: Member on May 12, 2014
Well organized. Great examples of the different types of figurative language. Good ideas for teaching use and comprehension.
Review by: Member on April 26, 2014
Concise and to the point.
Review by: Member on April 21, 2014
Enjoyable and interesting reading!
Review by: Member on April 17, 2014
Very informative. Well-organized.
Review by: Member on April 16, 2014
Interesting information,
Review by: Member on April 10, 2014
Excellent information.
Review by: Member on April 7, 2014
I was not aware of the difference between idioms, metaphors, similes, or proverbs. Specifically metaphors and similes. I also did not know there was such a thing as an Idiom Dictionary. I will definitely try to find one to order so that I can better teach my students.
Review by: Member on April 3, 2014
learning about opaque vs. transparent idioms
Review by: Member on April 2, 2014
Interesting information. I use proverbs/expression analysis in my work with geriatric/dementia populations, but now I will incorporate idiom analysis also!
Review by: Member on April 1, 2014
I love the english language and all the rule breakers
Review by: Member on March 31, 2014
Well organized and a good breakdown of the subject matter
Review by: Member on March 31, 2014
good examples
Review by: Member on March 28, 2014
It provided useful information and strategies to help teach figurative language to students.
Review by: Member on March 24, 2014
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Review by: Member on March 18, 2014
Good examples
Review by: Member on March 9, 2014
Lots of examples of idioms but more on how to teach them would have been nice
Review by: Member on March 5, 2014
It was well organized and easy to follow but I didn't really learn anything new.
Review by: Member on March 1, 2014
I like how she gave a great variety of examples of various idioms, similes, metaphors, and proverbs.
Review by: Member on March 1, 2014
Well organized and informative
Review by: Member on February 23, 2014
It gave a great overview to idioms as a whole and went in depth to the various types of idioms
Review by: Member on February 22, 2014
so very informative
Review by: Member on February 13, 2014
I am more aware of the impact of figurative language comprehension as it relates to reading comprehension
Review by: Member on February 11, 2014
Well-organized, practical; good suggestions and references
Review by: Member on February 11, 2014
Understanding figuarative language is an important part of language therapy I always in cooperated into therapy, but now I have specific strategies to implement depending on the student's weaknesses.
Review by: Member on February 10, 2014
easy understood material
Review by: Member on February 3, 2014
clear, understandable and interesting
Review by: Member on February 2, 2014
Great info!
Review by: Member on January 28, 2014
Great useful information
Review by: Member on January 27, 2014
The handouts were very well organized & easy to follow.
Review by: Member on January 26, 2014
The organization and detail of material.
Review by: Member on January 19, 2014
Very clear and concise presentation.
Review by: Member on January 3, 2014
Detailed information provided, great handout.
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
Dr. Spector's presentation was easy to follow, her slides were concise, and I learned information I didn't know- it was fun!
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
learned new info, it was fun
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
Very interesting
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
Organization of the material facilited easy learning
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
Included great resources
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
clearly outlined and easy to follow.
Review by: Member on December 30, 2013
It was a good, basic course in idioms, etc., but I am not sure how much I can really apply to my practice.
Review by: Member on December 30, 2013
I needed some information on idioms for my students and they are rarely if ever addressed
Review by: Member on December 30, 2013
I loved the specific examples and just how difficult our language can be to learn
Review by: Member on December 30, 2013
Very well organized, and having the information for this topic all in one place is extremely helpful.
Review by: Member on December 29, 2013
Good refresher, excellent examples of the types of idioms
Review by: Member on December 29, 2013
Course content and overall presentation of material...very engaging
Review by: Member on December 29, 2013
I love incorporating figurative drills in much of my daily therapy sessions
Review by: Member on December 29, 2013
None
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
Information clear
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
useful topic
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
The different categories used to present figurative language.
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
Clear examples of therapy tasks
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
It was interesting and fun to read. I had almost given up on teaching idioms, but this course gave me some ideas and ways to teach idioms that I hadn't thought of before.
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
Good information for all children.
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
the humor of idioms make this class fun
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
Good use of examples.
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
good content
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
Interesting, organized, informative
Review by: Member on December 27, 2013
The information was very organized and helpful. It was presented in such a way that made it easy to understand an apply to the students I work with. I feel like I learned something very useful and practical!
Review by: Member on December 27, 2013
It covered the topic well and gave lots of examples
Review by: Member on December 27, 2013
Easy to understand.
Review by: Member on December 26, 2013
Very well organized, common material made interesting and useful for the classroom and therapy
Review by: Member on December 26, 2013
Clear and concise information. Good examples.
Review by: Member on December 26, 2013
Very informative and useful information.
Review by: Member on December 26, 2013
very informative
Review by: Member on December 26, 2013
it concisely described figurative language. i have a better understanding of how to teach and support student's in this area of learning.
Review by: Member on December 25, 2013
Beginner level discussion about Figurative Language.
Review by: Member on December 25, 2013
Information was well explained and great examples.
Review by: Member on December 22, 2013
Well organized.. Clearly presented .. With some humor.
Review by: Member on December 22, 2013
Interesting material and well presented.
Review by: Member on December 22, 2013
N/A
Review by: Member on December 21, 2013
Clear with good examples.
Review by: Member on December 18, 2013
Great ideas for techniques and materials to target figurative language!
Review by: Member on December 18, 2013
organized well

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Course Presenter

cecile cyrul spector

Cecile Cyrul Spector, Ph.D.

Cecile Cyrul Spector earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees at the City University of New York, Brooklyn, and her Ph.D. at New York University. For more than 35 years, Dr. Spector has been involved in many aspects of speech-language pathology. She started her career by providing clinical services in public schools, private practice, and at the Hofstra University clinic. She has taught many courses as an adjunct professor at Montclair State University and New York University. She was on the faculty of Long Island UniversityOrangeburg Campuswhere for 10 years she taught a wide range of courses and was the director of the speech-language department. Dr. Spector is past president of the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Rockland County. She has acted as a reviewer for numerous journal articles and textbooks. Most of her journal articles, workshops, and books (Saying One Thing, Meaning Another; Sound Effects; As Far As Words Go; and Between the Lines) have focused on various aspects of humor, ambiguity, figurative language, phonological awareness, and inferencing. The intervention activities Dr. Spector develops are geared for individuals from eight years through adulthood.


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Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/1.0 Domain 3, CE-SPC-13-065; ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

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AG Bell - Listening and Spoken Language Credential

This course is offered for 1 hour(s) of CE Credit from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. For an explanation of content areas, please view pdf listing all 9 "domains."


American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)


Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.


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