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    Cool Translation for "étudiant en alternance"

    Hello!

    I'm trying to find the right term to define a student who alternatively goes to school and works for a company, within the framework of his studies.

    Could you help me, please?

    Thank you very much for your help
    Will

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    Default Re: Translation for "étudiant en alternance"

    That's right.

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    Default Re: Translation for "étudiant en alternance"

    I don't speak French but this makes me think of "work-study student". Don't know if this would mean anything in BrE.

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    Default Re: Translation for "étudiant en alternance"

    I would translate it as "a student on a sandwich course".

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    Default Re: Translation for "étudiant en alternance"

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    I'm trying to find the right term to define a student who alternatively goes to school and works for a company, within the framework of his studies.

    Could you help me, please?

    Thank you very much for your help
    Will
    NOT A TEACHER.

    Perhaps "working student"?

    You could just describe your situation (e.g., I am pursuing a degree in xxx and working part-time).

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    Default Re: Translation for "étudiant en alternance"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I would translate it as "a student on a sandwich course".

    I have no idea what this means but I'm going to use this! "I'm attending the Quiznos academy".

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    Cool Re: Translation for "étudiant en alternance"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I would translate it as "a student on a sandwich course".
    Thank you everyone.

    Bhai, can I use this term in a professional context?

    Thank you
    Will

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    Default Re: Translation for "étudiant en alternance"

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Thank you everyone.

    Bhai, can I use this term in a professional context?

    Thank you
    Will
    Yes, have a look at this link: sandwich course definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
    When I was teaching in France I had a lot of students who were doing a BTS, some of them were doing it on "alternance" and I always gave them "sandwich course" as the English equivalent.

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    Default Re: Translation for "étudiant en alternance"

    Sandwich course is not used in AmE.

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    Default Re: Translation for "étudiant en alternance"

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Sandwich course is not used in AmE.
    I'd never heard of a "sandwich course." Is there an equivalent North American expression? I cannot think of one.

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