English usage: to "subscribe" to a course?

Subject: English usage: to "subscribe" to a course?
From: "Yves Barbion" <yves -dot- barbion -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 09:51:59 +0200

Hi techwhirlers,

when I review English documents written by Dutch authors, I often see the
phrase "to subscribe to a course" in the meaning of "to register for/to sign
up for a course". In my opinion (but I'm not an English native speaker) you
"subscribe to a magazine/newspaper, or to an organization, for example an
environmental action group. I also have the feeling that "to subscribe to a
course" is a "false friend" (from the Dutch "zich inschrijven voor een

Any opinions?

Yves Barbion

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