centro de estudios preuniversitarios

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by supercrom, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. supercrom Banned

    Cercado de Lima, Lima, Perú
    Homo peruvianus, practising AE n' learning BE
    How can I convey this meaning in English?

    Here in Perú we have some "schools" calles "Centro de estudios preuniversitarios" or "academias preuniversitarias" or just "academias" (sometimes informally "pre"). Well, I would like to say that in English. People who finish secondary school (high school) go to these "schools" in order to prepare for the entering exam to det into university.

    There people study basic courses just to pass the admission exam. Thanks a lot
     
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  2. VenusEnvy

    VenusEnvy Senior Member

    Maryland, USA
    English, United States
    "College-Preparatory Schools" or "College Prep Schools".

    (Schools or classes)
     
  3. KateNicole Senior Member

    Miami, Florida
    English (USA)
    I would say Center for Pre-college Studies, Center for Pre-university Studies or Academy of Pre-college Studies.
     
  4. VenusEnvy

    VenusEnvy Senior Member

    Maryland, USA
    English, United States
    Yes, yes, these are better. :p But, I made an itty-bitty correction. (This is, anyway, how I think it should be.)
     
  5. KateNicole Senior Member

    Miami, Florida
    English (USA)
    Or what VenusEnvy says.
     
  6. supercrom Banned

    Cercado de Lima, Lima, Perú
    Homo peruvianus, practising AE n' learning BE
    Thanks a lot

    Supercrom
     
  7. desde aquel verano Senior Member

    UK / English
    Just to add that in the UK a "Prep. school" is a private school for younger students (usually aged 8 to 13) to prepare them for "Public" (here that means fee-paying) school.
    The equivalent of a "Centro de estudios preuniversitarios" in the UK would be a "sixth-form college"... although these are often incorporated into the secondary/high school.
     
  8. Pollux_geminae New Member

    Chile - Spanish, Deutsch
    We also have "preuniversitarios" in Chile. I'd call them 'cram schools' since students attend them to revise before taking PSU (University Selection Test) in order to get onto undergraduate studies.
     

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