Crash course

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Have you ever taken a crash course? I bet you have.

Crash courses don’t involve obstacles, automobiles, crashing, or danger--but they are intense.

A crash course is a class in which a lot of information is taught in a short period of time, a rapid and intense course of study.

If you’re visiting another country where you don’t speak the language, you might take a crash course to prepare you. I’ve never been to Germany, for example, and I would need to do some quick studying so I could communicate better while I’m there. I would need a crash course in German.

- Before Eva’s trip to Japan, she took a "crash course" in Japanese culture and history at the local university.

Sometimes crash course is used in a metaphorical way when referring to an experience that forces you to learn quickly.

- I took a "crash course" in swimming when my canoe tipped over. (I didn’t take any class but was forced to learn swimming quickly after falling in the water.)

Do you have a crash course experience?

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