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Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)

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Daniel K
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Languages
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 the local language
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Teachers are sometimes absolutely not able to speak English. French and Spanish students are sometimes really hard to understand because of there pronunciation. In everyday life the differences are very high. Some Greek people got strange or even angry when you don't speak Greek. A big surprise was that lots of very young people were already able to speak English.
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Jutta P
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Languages
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 the local language
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 the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Sometimes the Greeks do not speak english very good. But at least it is no problem to live there without the greek language, but i would recommend everybody to learn the basics, specially the spelling.
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Wolfgang O
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Languages
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 the local language
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
main language is english, therefore this language is improved at most, greek language, hardly not usable in everydays life, since the basics dont help too much
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Veronika T
ISC - Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Languages
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 the local language
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 the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Not many people can speak English in Athens. But they are very helpful and friendly most of the time, so in the end it was no problem to understand each other.
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Katrin W
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Languages
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 the local language
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 the local language?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
if you want to learn greek, try to get into contact with local students. being in the country is the best way to learn it. at university and with other exchange students you will mostly english, which also improves your language skills.
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Tadeh A
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning German a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
the language skills of the teachers were differnet, but all of them were trying to do their best.
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