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 !!
Maybe you want to change your question to En>En which will help you better.
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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
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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