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09:04 Apr 8, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Education / Pedagogy
German term or phrase: Fachgymnasium Wirtschaft
Fachgymnasium Wirtschaft

Dies ist meine Idee: Commercial High School, ich habe leider keine passende
Übersetzung im Großwörterbuch von Pons gefunden.

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natechnical or vocational high schoolUlrike Lieder
nacommercial high school
Vesna Zivcic



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commercial high school

Liechtenstein - Britannica.com

... year primary schools, three-year secondary schools, a vocational school, grammar school, commercial high school, music school, and a technical college.

    Reference: http://www.britannica.com/bcom/eb/article/0/0,5716,49322,00....
Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 20:46
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Fuad Yahya

Ulrike Lieder
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45 mins
technical or vocational high school

I would not use "commercial high school", to my ear and understanding, the term is quite misleading; it sounds like it's a commercially run school (as opposed to, say, a public school).

Translating degrees, schools, etc., is very tricky as there are no direct equivalents, and there are significant variations even within the German-speaking countries, e.g. between Germany and Austria.

I would suggest leaving the term Fachgymnasium Wirtschaft in German and adding a brief explanatory note in parentheses ("technical/vocational high school with an emphasis on economics" or s.th. like that).

This reference might be useful:
The Berufliches Gymnasium (or Fachgymnasium) are schools which
provide the equivalent of the last 3 years of the Gymnasium education on a
technical/vocational basis. As well as the subjects normally offered at the
Gymnasium, these schools also offer career-oriented subjects such as
business studies or engineering. This type of school leads to the Abitur,
which entitles the young person to entry into higher education at a
university or polytechnic. Some of these schools offer a dual qualification, the Abitur and a vocational qualification in a certain occupation (FEFC, 1995, pp. 20-21).

And, just to show that you can find a reference for almost anything on the web if you just look hard enough, here's an English translation for Fachgymnasium Wirtschaft [use at your own risk! :-) ]:
Fachgymnasium Wirtschaft (Grammar School specialized on economics)


Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 11:46
Native speaker of: German
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