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English translation: 1 - achieved something in this particular English Language course

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00:22 Mar 13, 2007
English to English translations [PRO]
Education / Pedagogy
English term or phrase: Certificate of Attainment in English Language
This Certificate is for people who wish to improve their English in order to pursue University or other tertiary study.

My question is a Syntactic one that will help me in finding a good equivalent in my mother tongue.

I have two analyses for this structure:

1- "Certificate of Attainment" "in" "English Language" = which will result in the meaning that the student has achieved something in his English Language course

2- "Certificate of" "Attainment in English Language" = which will result in the meaning that it is certified now that the student has (the ability to achieve or study other things with English as media of learning)

I am wondering which of the two analyses is the right one !! or perhaps the most reasonable !!

Your help will be much appreciated ..

Thanks in advance
Joseph Samir
Egypt
Local time: 13:37
English translation:1 - achieved something in this particular English Language course
Explanation:
Interesting question.

I would say 1- "Certificate of Attainment" (that the student has achieved something in this particular English Language course), especially if it is a private school.

If it was from a testing institution (an impartial organization), then I would say your second choice.
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Charlesp
Sweden
Local time: 13:37
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Summary of answers provided
4 +21 - achieved something in this particular English Language course
Charlesp


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certificate of attainment in english language
1 - achieved something in this particular English Language course


Explanation:
Interesting question.

I would say 1- "Certificate of Attainment" (that the student has achieved something in this particular English Language course), especially if it is a private school.

If it was from a testing institution (an impartial organization), then I would say your second choice.

Charlesp
Sweden
Local time: 13:37
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Selected automatically based on peer agreement.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Hi Charles, Thanks a lot for your response and for Erich's as well .. Please have a look here : http://tldu.waikato.ac.nz/learning/lhelp.shtml#certenglang .. This is exactly what is meant by this course and this Certificate. I am a bit tending to the second choice because even if it is not a testing institution, the certificate is basically made for the reasons expressed clearly in the second .. So, what do you think ? Thanks again and again


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Erich Ekoputra
4 hrs

agree  Pham Huu Phuoc: good answer
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Mar 13, 2007 - Changes made by Joseph Samir:
Language pairEnglish to Arabic » English


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