English Spanish Vocabulary – Education Educación Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Learning, Spanish Vocabulary

Today we are going to practice some useful Spanish vocabulary related to education.
Hoy vamos a practicar vocabulario español útil relacionado con educación.








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Education: Educación

Primary school: la escuela
Secondary school: el instituto
University: la universidad
A state school: una escuela pública/ un instituto público
A private school: una escuela privada/un instituto privado
A boarding school: un internado
The school year: el curso escolar
The term: el trimestre
A degree: una licenciatura/una carrera
To have a degree in….. : ser licenciado en…..
I graduated last year…..: acabé/terminé la carrera/me licencié el año pasado…..
A dissertation: una tesina
A thesis: una tesis
A doctorate/PhD: un doctorado
A master’s degree: un máster
Headteacher/principal: el director/la directora
Teacher: un profesor/una profesora
Primary school teacher: un maestro/una maestra
Pupil: un alumno/una alumna
Classmate: un compañero/una compañera de clase
Student: un estudiante/una estudiante
Lecturer: un profesor universitario
Professor: un catedrático
a classroom: un aula
Playground: el patio
Desk: un pupitre
Blackboard: la pizarra
To do your homework: hacer los deberes
To play truant: hacer novillos/hacer pellas / hacer pira
To miss class/school: faltar a clase
Exams: los exámenes
To sit/take an exam: presentarse a/hacer un examen
To pass: aprobar
To fail: suspender
Marks/grades: las notas/las calificaciones
An oral exam: un examen oral
A written exam: un examen escrito
A multiple choice test: un examen tipo test
To revise: repasar
To prepare for an exam: prepararse para un examen

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Laura & Adam have been blogging and creating online Spanish courses for Transparent Language since 2010. Laura is from Bilbao in northern Spain and Adam is from Devon in the south of England. They lived together in Spain for over 10 years, where their 2 daughters were born, and now they live in Scotland. Both Laura & Adam qualified as foreign language teachers in 2004 and since have been teaching Spanish in Spain, the UK, and online.