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EDUCATION

VERBS FOR EDUCATION

to take an exam

hacer un examen

to sit an exam

hacer un examen

to skive classes

/ˈskaɪv/

saltarse clases / hacer novillos

to skip classes

/ˈskɪp/

saltarse clases / hacer novillos

to attend classes

acudir a clases

to hit the books

estudiar (duro)

My economics course is really difficult; I'm going to have to hit the books every day in order to understand it.

learn sth by heart

aprender algo de memoria

to fall behind with studies

quedarse atrás en los estudios.

to catch up

ponerse al día

I missed some classes last week, and now I have to catch up.

to pass an exam

aprobar un examen

to fail an exam

/ˈfeɪl/

suspender un examen

to resit an exam

/ˌriːˈsɪt/

repetir un examen

take notes

tomar notas

to meet a dead line

cumplir una fecha limite

to drop out

My father dropped out school when he was 14 years old.

abandonar

to expel someone

/ɪkˈspɛl/

expulsar a alguien

CARGOS EDUCATIVOS

dean

/diːn/

decano

headmaster

/ˌhɛdˈmɑːstər/

director

lecturer

/ˈlɛktʃərər/

profesor (numerario)

professor

/prəˈfɛsər/

profesor (catedrático)

ESTUDIANTES

undergraduate

/ˌʌndərˈgrædʒuət/

estudiante de grado

Undergraduates are students who have not yet graduated with a degree.

graduate

/ˈgrædʒuət/

graduad@, licenciad@

He is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

postgraduate

/ˌpəʊstˈgrædjʊət/

estudiante de posgrado

The class is for both undergraduates and postgraduates.

doctoral student

doctorand@

classmate

/ˈklɑːsmeɪt/

compañer@ de clase

top of the class

el mejor estudiante de la clase

quick learner

que aprende rápido

John is a quick learner.

eager beaver

persona trabajadora

My friend is an eager beaver, He studies everything with pleasure and gets great marks.

teacher's pet

pelota

Hugo is a teacher's pet. He attends all classes and manages to get good marks with poor knowledge.

bookworm

ratón de biblioteca, empollón

He became a bookworm as soon as he could read.

not the sharpest tool in the shed

no ser el más brillante

John is not the sharpest tool in the shed.

AT UNIVERSITY

gap year

año sabático

I'm not sure how I want to spend my gap year.

module

asignatura

degree

carrera universitaria

He has a degree in English from the University of Virginia.

career

trayectoria laboral

Martin had a long career at the company.

higher education

educación superior

He worked in higher education for over 40 years.

EXPRESSIONS FOR EDUCATION

distance learning

educación a distancia

(individual) tuition

educación, clases particulares

tuition fee

cuota/tasa de matrícula

university entrance exam

selectividad

sixth form

bachillerato

Lucy is in the sixth form, studying for her A-levels.