Definition of correspondence course in US English:

correspondence course


  • A course of study in which student and teachers communicate by mail.

    • ‘The whole correspondence course - which includes instruction on business ethics - takes about five hours to complete.’
    • ‘Eventually I found out about a correspondence course on forest management offered by the Forest Farmer's Association in conjunction with the Georgia Extension Service.’
    • ‘He enrolled in a correspondence course to develop his art, but long, hard hours meant that he couldn't keep up with the work.’
    • ‘He was offered a coveted place and following a correspondence course in the evening, began working at the branch.’
    • ‘The correspondence course works best for people that have a project and need to work-like-mad to get it finished, or they have a complete manuscript they want critiqued.’
    • ‘If you are working and aren't sure how much time a week you can commit to, or you work irregular hours, you might like to consider a correspondence course, which you can do from home.’
    • ‘Was it on-the-job training or a correspondence course?’
    • ‘You think you might do a correspondence course in web page design at some stage so that if the farm ever goes under, you have a second career.’
    • ‘He finished a high school correspondence course and applied for a scholarship at Florida State University.’
    • ‘Sir Issac Pitman began the first correspondence course for his shorthand system.’
    • ‘Although I had been studying his teachings through a correspondence course, my first encounter with him in person was a memorable experience.’
    • ‘If the sickness extends for a long time, you may want to consider enrolling your children with a home-school correspondence course.’
    • ‘But once I'd decided to get involved in design commercially, I did a correspondence course, followed by a course at a design school.’
    • ‘Inspired, he took a six-month correspondence course and attended a week-long lecture in Tokyo last summer when he was offered a job in Vietnam.’
    • ‘He went to Moscow University, where he graduated in law, and subsequently followed a correspondence course in agriculture.’
    • ‘On cross examination he conceded however, that he had never graduated from anything and that he had not received any education in the United States other than a correspondence course out of Virginia.’
    • ‘I am seriously thinking about taking the correspondence course and taking on work bit by bit.’
    • ‘For a while he took a correspondence course in business, but now he merely reads, with more than 50 books tucked away on his trolley.’
    • ‘We already tried a high school correspondence course through the Distance Learning Program, with which she had no trouble.’
    • ‘He gained four of them - an MSc in economics, a Bachelor of Administration and two law degrees - when, as a political prisoner, he enrolled in a correspondence course with London University.’


correspondence course

/ˌkɔrəˈspɑndəns kɔrs//ˌkôrəˈspändəns kôrs/