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Freie Universitšt Berlin (FU BERLIN)

31 Languages Reviews
4.19 / 5 based on 189 reviews
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Farah
Universidad Autůnoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Freie Universitšt Berlin
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I learned a lot of German, more than what I expected, and I have to say with a pretty good accent. And 90% of the sucess was due to talking with people: germans and other internationals. The clue is to avoid going around with people who speak your own language, or to simply make use of English. I tried to speak in German in all situations. A language exchange is also very useful: meeting some German person who lears your language (Spanish in my case), and speaking one day in German and the next day in Spanish. You learn a lot of your mistakes, because it should be a person who points your mistakes out.
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Jordan
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, School for International Training: Central European Studies
Freie Universitšt Berlin
3.8/5
Languages
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 German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
The homestay portion of the experience was designed to bring students directly into the host culture. Yet, as I stated before, my host family was not very social and did not make time to speak with me at length, which enabled me to go out more and speak with locals, which had its own problems. The majority of Germans speak some if not perfect English, thus attempting to practice with them was often futile. Ultimately, I feel that after four months in Germany, my language capabilities did improve.
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Konstantina
University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Freie Universitšt Berlin
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I believe that studying in Berlin for a semester was a unique opportunity for me to speak German fluently. As I mentioned in the previous section, all the modules were taught in German, so this motivated me to revise everyday and become very fluent in a very short period of time. In the end I spoke German like I never even imagined I would!
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Oscar
Universidad de La Laguna, La Laguna, Spain
Education, Teacher Training, Graduate, Erasmus
Freie Universitšt Berlin
3.8/5
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 German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
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 German?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Unfortunately many subjects of the English and Spanish Philology where held in German, something I could not understand, as we were dealing with English Literature, linguistics and history (the same problem with SPanish subjects).
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ingridvalde
Universitetet i Bergen, Bergen, Norway
History, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Freie Universitšt Berlin
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I spoke German pretty perfect before I went to Berlin, and I would have had great difficulties if I had not done it. There was never a lecture in any other language than German, and even in the dormatory there was nearly all the time German and not English.
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anonymous
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Freie Universitšt Berlin
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I had an easy time, but I had lived in Germany for a year already. German is a difficult langauge, so be sure to interact with Germans as much as possible. Don't get lazy and speak your mother tongue. If you want to do that, you can stay at home.
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