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ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Novacaine, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Novacaine Junior Member

    Madrid (Spain)
    Español-Spanish
    Hi!

    I need some help to translate E.S.O. into English, in Spanish means: Educación Secundaria Obligatoria


    Thank you! :D
     
  2. St. Nick Senior Member

    English
    Hi

    'compulsory secondary education'
     
  3. Novacaine Junior Member

    Madrid (Spain)
    Español-Spanish
    Thank you!!!
     
  4. Godo159 Senior Member

    Ciudad Real
    Spanish - Spain
    In Great Britain people also say "He's studying GCSE" or "He passed his GCSE exams" (GCSE = General Certificate of Secondary Education).
     
  5. Novacaine Junior Member

    Madrid (Spain)
    Español-Spanish
    Sorry, but I think that GCSEs exams aren't as E.S.O.'cause this year in my high school our teachers had been preparing us for those exams, and they aren't exactly as E.S.O.
    GCSE in Spanish should be as "Selectividad" but that's in "Bachillerato"


    Thank you anyway! :D
     
  6. Godo159 Senior Member

    Ciudad Real
    Spanish - Spain
    Sorry, but I don't agree.

    The level in Spanish Bachillerato is more or less the same as A-levels in England, at least in theory, although in practice there must be differences, the same as it seems there are in the GCSE exams you are preparing for. I have never seen one of those exams, so I don't know if they are more difficult than the Spanish ESO ones (probably so).

    Both in England and in Spain you have to study for two more years after compulsory secondary education (ESO or GCSE) before you can study at a university. The difference is that in England you have to get a certain number of A's, B's and C's on a certain number of subjects if you want to study at a specific university, whereas in Spain each university establishes a minimum grade at the "selectividad" exam ("university access exam" would be the literal translation of its official name, "prueba de acceso a la universidad").
     
  7. Novacaine Junior Member

    Madrid (Spain)
    Español-Spanish
    Yeah, yeah I know how GCSEs work, it was just that I thought that they were different.
     
  8. marcff New Member

    Spanish
    Como se traduciría al ingles "Educación Secundaria Obligatoria"? Gracias!
     
  9. aztlaniano

    aztlaniano Senior Member

    Lavapiestán, Madrid
    English (Aztlán, US sector)
    Welcome, marcff! :)
    Como habrás visto en el hilo que cita sunce, tu pregunta tiene fácil respuesta cuando se refiere al Reino Unido.
    Para EEUU es otra cuestión, ya que no hay equivalente. El "high school" de EEUU es comparable a la ESO más Instituto, es decir, el high school diploma es comparable al bachillerato. Normalmente se termina el "high school" a los 18 años, tras el duodécimo curso. La enseñanza obligatoria va hasta sólo los 16 años. Los adolescentes que ponen fin a sus estudios a los 16 años no se llevan ningún certificado, simplemente cuentan con haber cumplido diez cursos, o los que fuesen.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2009
  10. marcff New Member

    Spanish
    muchas gracias!
     
  11. linguist94 Junior Member

    English- England
    ¿Alguién podría explicar las edades que se debe estar en 'ESO' (educación secondaria obligatoria)?
    ¡Gracias!
     
  12. PACOALADROQUE Senior Member

    El Puerto de Santa María (CÁDIZ-ESPAÑA)
    ESPAÑOL (CARTAGENA-ESPAÑA)
    De la Wiki:

    La Educación Secundaria Obligatoria o ESO es el sistema que rige la enseñanza secundaria en España desde la implantación de la LOE en mayo de 2006, aunque ese sistema funcionaba con las anteriores leyes desde 1997.
    Esta fase del aprendizaje del alumnado es posterior a la Enseñanza Primaria y tiene como objetivo preparar al alumnado para los estudios de secundaria no obligatorios, (Bachillerato y Formación Profesional) o para el mundo laboral, abarcando en general de los 12 a los 16 años.
    Se cursa en los Institutos de Educación Secundaria o IES.

    El enlace: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Educación_Secundaria_Obligatoria

    Saludos
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010

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