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This frame contains words referring to teaching and learning, including people and things involved in the process. A Student comes to learn about a Subject, a Skill, or a Fact, as a result of instruction by a Teacher. Formal education takes place at Institutions in which students take Courses in order to reach a Qualification, but a Student can also study on their own.

Examples:

1. Ich habe gelerntdass Deutschland mehr als 80 Millionen Einwohner hat.1. I learned that Germany has more than 80 million inhabitants.
2. Renate Weimann, 24, macht den Master in Germanistik an der Uni Düsseldorf.2. Renate Weimann, 24 years old, is doing a masterin German studies at the university Düsseldorf.
3. Ich bin Student an der Uni-Freiburg.3. I am a student at the University of Freiburg.

This frame contains words referring to teaching and learning, including people and things involved in the process. A Student comes to learn about a Subject, a Skill, or a Fact, as a result of instruction by a Teacher. Formal education takes place at Institutions in which students take Courses in order to reach a Qualification, but a Student can also study on their own.

Examples:

1. Ich habe gelerntdass Deutschland mehr als 80 Millionen Einwohner hat.1. I learned that Germany has more than 80 million inhabitants.
2. Renate Weimann, 24, macht den Master in Germanistik an der Uni Düsseldorf.2. Renate Weimann, 24 years old, is doing a masterin German studies at the university Düsseldorf.
3. Ich bin Student an der Uni-Freiburg.3. I am a student at the University of Freiburg.

 The frame elements of Education can get confusing; here is a quick reference guide to help you understand them:

  • Learner: Student 
  • Source of learning: Teacher Course Institution Material (e.g. textbook, handout)
  • Content of learning: Fact Skill Subject 
  • Result achieved through Llearning: Qualification

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One who is instructed by a Teacher in skills or knowledge.

Framey (STUDENT) studiert Linguistik (SUBJECT) an der Universitaet Texas (INSTITUTION).

One who instructs a Student in some area of knowledge or skill.

Er (STUDENT) belegt ein Seminar (COURSE) ueber Frame-Semantik (SUBJECT) mit Dr. Fillmore (TEACHER).

A program of lectures or other matter dealing with a Subject.

Er (STUDENT) belegt ein Seminar (COURSE) über Frame-Semantik (SUBJECT) mit Dr. Fillmore (TEACHER).

An educational establishment, such as a school or college.

Educational Material, such as books, tapes, or videos, used by a Teacher or a Student to acquire skills or knowledge.

Er lernt von dem Buch (MATERIAL), dass Deutsch interessant ist (FACT - spacefood is bad).

A piece of information that the Student is informed of by the Teacher and/or the Material.  

Er lernt von dem Buch (MATERIAL), dass Deutsch interessant ist (FACT - spacefood is bad).

An action which the Student is able to perform as a result of instruction.

The area of knowledge or skill which is taught by a Teacher or to a Student.

Er (STUDENT) belegt ein Seminar (COURSE) ueber Frame-Semantik (SUBJECT) mit Dr. Fillmore (TEACHER).

A formal Qualification such as an academic degree or a certificate for which a Student is aiming.

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Abitur, das: das Abitur machen noun high school diploma, general qualification for university entrance, (to graduate)

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high school diploma, general qualification for university entrence; to graduate

The noun "das Abitur" refers to the final examinations in the "Gymnasium" (or equivalent schools of secondary education in Germany) as well as to the qualification and certificate itself that allows students to enter a university. Depending on the state in Germany, the "Abitur" is taken after 12 or 13 years of school. "Das Abitur," or short: "das Abi" is the highest (K-12) school certificate in Germany.

The highschool graduates usually celebrate their graduation, like imany other countries. There are regionally differents traditions, e.g. "der Abiball" (similar to "prom"), "der Abistreich" ("prank," often in northern Germany, organized together with the school and teachers), "die Abifahrt" ("school trip during the last year of high school").

Abiturklasse nach der feierlichen Zeugnisübergabe vor dem Rathaus in Dresden / high school graduate class after the graduation ceremony in front of the town hall in Dresden

Berndt Meyer, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

Abiturienten der Lingener Gymnasien feiern traditionell auf dem Marktplatz ihre bestandene Prüfung. Die roten Abimützen sind eine Tradition, die es anscheinend nur im Emsland gibt. / High school graduates of the high schools in Lingen (north-west Germany) celebrate their successful exams on the market square as a tradition. The red graduate hats are a tradition that seemingly only exists in the Emsland region.

Ulrich, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

Die Abi-Taufe ist eine am Hennebergischen Gymnasium gepflegte langjährige Tradition und stellt eine Sonderform der Abschlusstraditionen dar. / The Abi-Taufe (lit. "Abi-baptism") is a long tradition at the Hennebergisch high school in Schleusingen (city in Thuringia, east Germany). It is a special form of graduation traditions.

Stiftung des Hennebergischen Gymnasiums "Georg Ernst", CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons


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Word formation:

"die Abiturprüfung" ("high school diploma examination"), "die Abiturnote" ("high school exam GPA"), "das Abiturzeugnis" ("high school diploma certificate"), "das Durchschnittsabitur" ("average high school diploma GPA"), "das Fachabitur" (second highest K-12 qualification in Germany, allows students to enter "die Fachhochschule (FH)," a college for applied sciences with a special focus, e.g. "Hochschule für Künste Bremen" ("University of the Arts Bremen"), "Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur, Leipzig (HTWK)" ("Leipzig University of Applied Sciences"), "Bucerius Law School - Hochschule für Rechtswissenschaft, Hamburg.")

Synonyms:

"die Allgemeine Hochschulreife," "die Hochschulreife," "der Gymnasialabschluss," "die Matura" (in Austria and Switzerland), "die Maturität" (in Switzerland), "die Hochschulzugangsberechtigung," "die Reifeprüfung," "die Matur" (in Switzerland), "das Maturitätsexamen, (in Switzerland), among others

More information in DWDS, the digital dictionary of the German language:

„Abitur“, bereitgestellt durch das Digitale Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache, <https://www.dwds.de/wb/Abitur>, abgerufen am 20.01.2022.

 

This word is part of the vocabulary for the Goethe-Zertifikat B1.

Example Sentences:

  1. Linda machte letztes Jahr das Abitur.
  2. Ohne Abitur  kann man nicht die Uni besuchen.
  3. In meinem letzten Schuljahr sagte ich meinem Lehrer, dass ich das Abitur machen wollte, um danach studieren zu können.
  4. Der 25jährige hat Abitur  aber keinen Beruf.
  5. Und Sie wollen das Abitur haben?
  6. Jana besuchte die Oberschule und legte das Abitur ab.
  7. Die anderen entschieden sich dafür, an der Gesamtschule das Abitur abzulegen.
  8. Meine Tochter hat gerade Abitur  gemacht.
  1. Linda graduated last year.
  2. Without high school diploma  one can't attend university.
  3. In my last year of school, I told my teacher that I wanted to do the high school diploma in order to be able to study (at a university) afterward.
  4. The 25-year-old (man) has a high school diploma but no profession.
  5. And you claim to have a high school diploma? (lit. And you want to have the high school diploma?)
  6. Jana went to high school and graduated.
  7. The others decided to take the high school exam at the Gesamtschule (particular type of high school, see entry for "Gesamtschule").
  8. My daughter just graduated from high school.

Templates with Frame Elements:

  1. STUDENT macht das Abitur.
  2. Jemand hat (das) Abitur.
  3. [das Abitur ablegen]
  1. STUDENT graduates.
  2. Someone has (the) high school diploma.
  3. [to take the examen for the high school diploma]

Details:

high school diploma, general qualification for university entrence; to graduate

The noun "das Abitur" refers to the final examinations in the "Gymnasium" (or equivalent schools of secondary education in Germany) as well as to the qualification and certificate itself that allows students to enter a university. Depending on the state in Germany, the "Abitur" is taken after 12 or 13 years of school. "Das Abitur," or short: "das Abi" is the highest (K-12) school certificate in Germany.

The highschool graduates usually celebrate their graduation, like imany other countries. There are regionally differents traditions, e.g. "der Abiball" (similar to "prom"), "der Abistreich" ("prank," often in northern Germany, organized together with the school and teachers), "die Abifahrt" ("school trip during the last year of high school").

Abiturklasse nach der feierlichen Zeugnisübergabe vor dem Rathaus in Dresden / high school graduate class after the graduation ceremony in front of the town hall in Dresden

Berndt Meyer, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

Abiturienten der Lingener Gymnasien feiern traditionell auf dem Marktplatz ihre bestandene Prüfung. Die roten Abimützen sind eine Tradition, die es anscheinend nur im Emsland gibt. / High school graduates of the high schools in Lingen (north-west Germany) celebrate their successful exams on the market square as a tradition. The red graduate hats are a tradition that seemingly only exists in the Emsland region.

Ulrich, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

Die Abi-Taufe ist eine am Hennebergischen Gymnasium gepflegte langjährige Tradition und stellt eine Sonderform der Abschlusstraditionen dar. / The Abi-Taufe (lit. "Abi-baptism") is a long tradition at the Hennebergisch high school in Schleusingen (city in Thuringia, east Germany). It is a special form of graduation traditions.