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Universidade de Macau

University of Macau, P.O. Box 3001 Macau, China
4.04 / 5 based on 90 reviews.

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90 Language reviews of Universidade de Macau

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by Christiandg, Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, Independent
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
Overall level of english is lower than in the Netherlands. At university I have not experienced any problems besides explaining myself more than once towards local students. Concerning local people in shops or restaurants: learn cantonees a.s.a.p. I have not experienced any problems in government institutions.
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by Marie, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, Dunkerque, France
Business Studies, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
In english, I did not have any problem to communiate, but in Chinese, when I was out of the University environment, it was quiet difficult to make understand my words, and their words.
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by elsas, Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
I wished there would have been a proper course teaching Cantonese. Especially at the end of my stay I felt I was starting to get into it, then it was too late somehow.
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by mbek, HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Management Science, Exchange Program
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
The choice of Macao was mainly cultural. Afterward I wished I wished to have chosen the Cantonese language lessons. I thought a half year was to short.
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by Fay, ,
Accountancy, Independent
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
Although Macau has some relationship with Portugal, there are few people can speak Portuguese in Macau
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by Kati, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Turku, Finland
Business Studies, Independent
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
I don't speak that much Chinese and they don't speak English and that caused problems sometimes.
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by ulrichjaenen, Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
language of instruction was english. same as in my home university, so it did not improve.
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by Tim, Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Did not speak it
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Did not speak it
Personal comments:
Try to learn Chineese in 5 months. Not possible. English is enough to get around.
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by Kristine, Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Did not speak it
Personal comments:
In the university I didnt face real prolems regarding the language, since I am ver fluent and used to English as my first language anyway. But it was often difficult to listen to the Chinese students during presentations or groupwork. the language knowledge of the teachers are good. In the social life it was no problem with speaking english- since i mainly was only with exchange students. The everyday life is difficult due to the language, as nobody in restaurants, taxis etc understands english. that is sometims really annoying.
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by stephankruger, Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Management Science, Independent
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Did not speak it
Personal comments:
Communication with the locals causes most problems, because my knowledge of Cantonese is very basic. The communication within the university was flawless because the language used (English) is the same as in my home university
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by Maurits, HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Did not speak it
Personal comments:
Most people at the university speak english so no problems there. But when you went to a supermarket, restaurant etc. communication with the local community was pretty hard.
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by Patrick, Stockholms Universitet, Stockholm, Sweden
Marketing and Sales Management, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Did not speak it
Personal comments:
The local population are not very good in english, but it is usually no problem to communicate with the students at the University.
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by José Carlos, Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid, Spain
Business Studies, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Did not speak it
Personal comments:
We spoke in english during all the time, it was a great opportunity to review my english skills and update my vocabulary
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by Alessandro, Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo, Norway
Business Studies, Independent
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Did not speak it
Personal comments:
ok
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by José Carlos, Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid, Spain
Business Studies, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Spanish
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
no pobrlems at all
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