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English translation: Bachelor of Arts (AB or BA) in Social Pedagogy

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German term or phrase:Diplom (FH)
English translation:Bachelor of Arts (AB or BA) in Social Pedagogy
Entered by: Parrot
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08:54 May 7, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs
German term or phrase: Diplom (FH)
Dieses FH Diplom in Sozialpaedagogik wurde in einem 4 1/2 jaehrigen (9 Semester) Studiengang erworben. Wenn nicht MA, was dann?
Annette
Bachelor of Arts (AB or BA) in Social Pedagogy
Explanation:
If this translation is for homologation/ convalidation purposes, number of valid credits (units) will be counted (which are usually the same per year all over the world).
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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 05:22
Grading comment
Actually, this certificate had to be translated for a job applicant in Hong Kong. I find it essential that
the transllation gives an indication to the reader as to the exact qualifications that the applicant has achieved.
If the translation is ambigious, the possible future boss might draw his own conclusions, which might
be to the disadvantage of the applicant. Therefore I would not choose diploma, since it is not
necessarily a certificate obtained at a higher institution of learning.

BA sounds the closest possible. Actually, the applicant took 4.5 years of studies, but the studies can be
finished in 3.5 years. So I put the min. time requirement for this degree in a footnote.

Thanks Parrot, and thanks Elendil and thank you everybody.
Annette
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naDiplomaSibyl Marquardt
naBachelor of Arts (AB or BA) in Social Pedagogy
Parrot
naGraduate of a Fachhochschule.transatgees
naB.A. bachelor's DegreeElizabeth van der Veen


  

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5 mins
B.A. bachelor's Degree


Explanation:
4 years is usually Bachelor's, 2 year's is usually associate's degree. Master's is separate from time limit.

Good luck!


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Elizabeth van der Veen
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30 mins
Graduate of a Fachhochschule.


Explanation:
I would not try to translate by an anglo-saxon degree.Because of the differences in the education system it can be misleading. I would say "graduate of a Fachhochschule", or perhaps "with a diploma from a Fachhochschule in ....."

transatgees
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2 hrs
Bachelor of Arts (AB or BA) in Social Pedagogy


Explanation:
If this translation is for homologation/ convalidation purposes, number of valid credits (units) will be counted (which are usually the same per year all over the world).

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 05:22
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 15
Grading comment
Actually, this certificate had to be translated for a job applicant in Hong Kong. I find it essential that
the transllation gives an indication to the reader as to the exact qualifications that the applicant has achieved.
If the translation is ambigious, the possible future boss might draw his own conclusions, which might
be to the disadvantage of the applicant. Therefore I would not choose diploma, since it is not
necessarily a certificate obtained at a higher institution of learning.

BA sounds the closest possible. Actually, the applicant took 4.5 years of studies, but the studies can be
finished in 3.5 years. So I put the min. time requirement for this degree in a footnote.

Thanks Parrot, and thanks Elendil and thank you everybody.
Annette

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samsi
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17 hrs
Diploma


Explanation:
Hi,
why not use diploma? There is a Diploma in Higher Education you can get at various colleges and universities, there are other Diploma studies, and in this case, since it's not an MA (that would have to be Magister) and it's not really a BA (studies too long and presumably more in-depth), then Diploma in Social Pedagogy might represent best what you actually have there.

HTH
Sibyl

Sibyl Marquardt
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