+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: El Director del Instituto Tecnologico....

 
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    3
    Rep Power
    0

    Unhappy El Director del Instituto Tecnologico....

    Ok, I am trying to translate a Mex college transcript into English, but I don't know how to translate "Director".

    Most US Institutes of Technology have a President, even community colleges have Presidents as the head of the whole academic entity, but in Mex these Tecnologicos don't have a board or committe as governance body.

    They pretty much just have the Director, but it wouldn't sound ok/make sense in English to translate it as "the Director of the Mexico Institute of Technology" would it?

    Please Help...thank you much

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Texas, USA
    Posts
    1,856
    Rep Power
    3713

    Default Re: El Director del Instituto Tecnologico....

    Makes sense to me holylengua. I would think so since director in Spanish translates as director, manager or head and certainly director in English means the person in charge of an entity.
    vicente

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Texas, USA
    Posts
    1,856
    Rep Power
    3713

    Default Re: El Director del Instituto Tecnologico....

    I should add that I am a native English speaker so you might want to get an opinion from a native Spanish speaker.
    vicente

  4. #4
    Contributing User gise1984's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    166
    Rep Power
    204

    Default Re: El Director del Instituto Tecnologico....

    Hey! I'm from Argentina, so I'm not sure if it's the same in Mexico, but I've seen the word "headmaster", which would mean "Director". However I don't know if the context is right or not, I mean, I don't know if "headmaster" is used only for some certain places... But I think you could use that one...

    Hope I could help!

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Texas, USA
    Posts
    1,856
    Rep Power
    3713

    Default Re: El Director del Instituto Tecnologico....

    Hi gise1984

    Headmaster is a term used to describe the male principal of a school and therefore would not be used in place of director or president since those terms could be either male or female (headmistress would be the female equivalent); moreover, headmaster/headmistress are not terms normally used at the college, institute or university level.

    head·mas·ter
    n. A man who is the principal of a school, usually a private school.
    (The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
    vicente

  6. #6
    New Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    3
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: El Director del Instituto Tecnologico....

    Thanks guys....I actually saw that term before but I wasn't quite sure....I guess I'll stick with Director....

  7. #7
    Contributing User gise1984's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    166
    Rep Power
    204

    Default Re: El Director del Instituto Tecnologico....

    Thank you Vicente! It's always nice to learn something new!!

+ Reply to Thread

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. traducir Director de Infraestructura Global
    By ppasecas in forum Spanish to English Marketing Translation
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-08-2010, 05:29 PM
  2. Director (de Una Universidad
    By diegonel in forum General English to Spanish Translation
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-19-2010, 08:54 AM
  3. Assistant Director-General for Administration
    By SandraT in forum General English to Spanish Translation
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-27-2009, 10:35 AM
  4. deputy associate director
    By kaud in forum General English to Spanish Translation
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-31-2008, 03:39 AM
  5. Glosario Tecnológico Español
    By MarianaB in forum Localization
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-19-2007, 06:10 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •