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Helsinki School of Economics (AALTO UNIVERSITY)

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MARIA S
Universitat de València, Valencia, Spain
Tourism, Graduate, Erasmus
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 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
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Personal comments
Even the local language was the Finnish and it is really difficult to learn and speak it. Everybody in the city was able to speak English, so it was very easy to speak with people. but we also take some lessons about Finnish Language and we where able to say some basic pharases to survive.
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Verena L
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
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Personal comments
I had no problems coming through with english, however sometimes it was quiete annoying to speak no finish, especially when i went shopping or in museums if i wanted to make a guided tour.
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Sophie B
HEC Paris, Paris, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Cems
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 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: Basic phrases
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
In Helsinki everybody understands English. At school as well as in the city (shops, bank, restaurants, cafes, kiosks,..) you can express yourself in English.
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naty30
ESCP Business School, Paris, France
Business Studies, Graduate, 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?
No, it wasn't.
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 the local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
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Educational
Administrative / Institutional
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Personal comments
Young Finnish people perfectly speak English. HSE is quite international so you can learn English as well as Spanish, German, Chinese, French and Finnish!
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Barjon
KEDGE Business School, Bordeaux, France
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: Did not speak it
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
lot f international students so good way to improve English. However, lots of French students as well, so French is still spoken for daily purposes.
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anonymous
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, CEMS
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: Did not speak it
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Finnish is impossible to learn, but at least at university most people speak english. In every day life it sometimes is a bit of a problem.
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