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language arts

[ lang-gwij ahrts ]
/ ˈlæŋ gwɪdʒ ˈɑrts /
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noun
(used with a plural verb) the skills, including reading, composition, speech, spelling, and grammar, taught in elementary and secondary schools to give students a thorough proficiency in using the language.
(used with a singular verb) a core course of instruction in an elementary or secondary school where students develop these skills.See also ELA (def. 1).
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Origin of language arts

First recorded in 1945–50
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