Academic Titles in Spanish
Trying to talk about academic degrees proves to be quite the challenge in a new language, especially since education levels and grades vary greatly. In this article, we're going to try to simplify all these terms so that you're able to talk about your studies!
|elementary school, primary school|
|escuela secundaria , colegio||high school, secondary school|
|high school degree|
|maestría , especialidad||master's degree|
|doctoral degree, PhD|
Lastly, let's learn how to talk about the people who actually undertake all that studying:
|undergraduate (student), undergrad|
|estudiante graduado , estudiante de posgrado||graduate (student)|
What's in a Title?
In many parts of Latin America, you might hear people being referred to as licenciado or doctor , even though you know they're not a lawyer or a doctor. What gives? It's a common practice to use these academic or professional titles to refer to a person you admire or greatly respect, regardless of what they're actual degrees are!