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Question about translation or similar in English.

Gia Mel

Question about translation or similar in English.
Hi... I have a question. I �m from Chile, and here we have centers, similar to universities, where techical carreers are taught. I don �t know how to call these institutions, in Spanish we refer to them as "Centros de Formaci�n T�cnica" I really need your help, because this is something you can �t find in dictionaries.

7 Sep 2009      


This depends on the country. Probably technical college or techical institute. In Australia we call them TAFE. In New Zealand, where I grew up, we called them "tech" short for Technical Institution. I �ve also heard them referred to as Polytechs. It will be interesting to hear what others say.
Does this help?Hug
Cheers Joy

7 Sep 2009     

South Africa

In South Africa, we call them Technical Colleges too. It �s a topic of debate here too. As Joy pointed out, the different countries each have their own terms, age groups, and related qualifications for the various levels and types of education. I dream of someone with experience or knowledge in all of them to draw up some sort of table. Anyone offering? Wink

7 Sep 2009     

Hong Kong

In England we had a Polytech in Plymouth and there is one here too.Technically speaking, they are called Technical Colleges. :)

7 Sep 2009     

Gia Mel

Thank you all. You have been very helpful!!!!!

9 Sep 2009