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English translation: clerkship, practicum, intership

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Spanish term or phrase:pasantia
English translation:clerkship, practicum, intership
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14:29 Dec 5, 2000
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Spanish term or phrase: pasantias
Depues de que aprobe el primer año de mi carrera realize pasantias en el campo de la enseñanza.

What has me stumped is "pasantias". Any suggestions?
Dita
Local time: 05:37
Clerkship, Practicum, Internship (depending)
Explanation:
"Pasantía" is some type of practical work performed by students of professional careers in their last year of study. For lawyers and physicians is called a "clerkship", for nurses a "practicum". This seems to involve a teacher. I think I've heard the term "intership" used to refer to this type of "student teacher." Otherwise, I think the term "clerkship" applies to this type of experience and may be even used in some places for teachers as well. So with "clerkship" you are OK. If you want to be 100%, find out how these "student teachers" or "teacher trainees" are officially called in your local school system.
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palomo
United States
Local time: 06:37
Grading comment
Thanks a lot Palomo. I do appreciate your help.
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Summary of answers provided
naapprenticeshipsDaphne Corral
naClerkship, Practicum, Internship (depending)palomo
naprivate tuitionEva Abella
nainternships
Valeria Vitale
naPracticum
Parrot
nateacher trainingahynds
naassistantshipsxxxJon Zuber


  

Answers


8 mins
assistantships


Explanation:
This from the Larousse Sp.-Eng. dic.

Def. of pasantía from DRAE: "Ejercicio del pasante en las facultades y profesiones." And of pasante: "El que asiste y acompaña al maestro de una facultad en la ejercicio de ella, para imponerse enteramente en su práctica."

xxxJon Zuber
PRO pts in pair: 172

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Bertrand DEVAUX
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8 mins
Practicum


Explanation:
All the rage in College now: spend your last year working at a job, getting hands-on experience. The first field to do this was the Faculty of Law, which hired student help as "pasantes" (law office trainees); now everyone does "pasantías" and many courses require it.
(In Spain, anyway).


    UCM, UAM, UAB
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 12:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 7645
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12 mins
teacher training


Explanation:
... is my guess.

In Mexico a "pasante" is someone who has finished the coursework for his BA but hasn't completed his thesis or "servicio social".

ahynds
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13 mins
internships


Explanation:
Check this link: http://www.internshipprograms.com/home.asp



Hope this helps!



    Personal experience
Valeria Vitale
Argentina
Local time: 08:37
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 20
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29 mins
private tuition


Explanation:
In the North-West of Spain, where I come from, we give the name "pasantia" to the type of private tuition which takes place not in a "proper" school but in the teacher's house or some other premises prepared for that use.

Eva Abella
Local time: 11:37
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1 hr
apprenticeships


Explanation:
Good luck!


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Daphne Corral
Local time: 08:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 42
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1 hr
Clerkship, Practicum, Internship (depending)


Explanation:
"Pasantía" is some type of practical work performed by students of professional careers in their last year of study. For lawyers and physicians is called a "clerkship", for nurses a "practicum". This seems to involve a teacher. I think I've heard the term "intership" used to refer to this type of "student teacher." Otherwise, I think the term "clerkship" applies to this type of experience and may be even used in some places for teachers as well. So with "clerkship" you are OK. If you want to be 100%, find out how these "student teachers" or "teacher trainees" are officially called in your local school system.

palomo
United States
Local time: 06:37
PRO pts in pair: 14
Grading comment
Thanks a lot Palomo. I do appreciate your help.
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