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Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (EHSAL)

183 Languages Reviews
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Manal
Fachhochschule OsnabrŘck, Osnabrueck, Germany
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
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 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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
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Educational
Administrative / Institutional
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Personal comments
The good thing is that my country has 2 local languages, Dutch which i speak not at all and French which i speak pretty well. But the problem is that at school is everything in Dutch even the things which are concerned for the Erasmus students are in Dutch. Our coordinator comunicated with us always in English but most of the papers written by the administration was in dutch and we were really struggeling some times because we didnt know if some courses were deleted or replaced or something else. I think this has to be improved, because it must not be expected from Erasmus students to speak Dutch. Everything that is concerned for them should be in English.
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simona
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Genova, Genoa, Italy
Political Science, Graduate, Erasmus
Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
5.0/5
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 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: 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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
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Personal comments
Ik hou van nederlands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the onluy problem I had was in the beginning, when i enrolled for Frans III: the class was composed only by flemish people and me... The problem was when I had to make a presentation with three of them...we coulnd't understand each other... but, fortunately the 2nd semester made me understand theese three (especially 2 ugly -in all senses- girls!!!) where peculiar cases... my other mates were really nice and we could talk also in dutch many times...i went 0out with a girl also...with all other international students of course no proble, because also of the fact that we were all in the same situation. However, With some people I made really close relationships... from all over europe and not only ..<i tried not stay with italians because it was not my main goal to talk fucking italian abroad; I didn't have the necessity to talk my native language... only with some italians... but for their personality and not at all for their nationality!!!!!!!
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Rasa
Universitetas Vilniaus, Vilnius, Lithuania
Management Science, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
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 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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
courses were in english so no problems at all. university staff and profesorssors also have spoken english, ao no problems in the academic communication. outside the university people use french and dutch, the later i cant speak and actually didnt need that at all. i could speak french, so it was quite easy to communicate in daily situatios. actually, a lot of belgians speek english, so i didnt have problems related with language at all.
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Farhat
HES Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, Erasmus
Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
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 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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
In Brussels the most spoken languages are flemish and french. Becaus eof the fact that flemish is more or less the same as dutch, i faced no problems communicating. I tried to speek french and managed to improve my french as well. At the uni everybody speeks english so that was no problem at all.
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Federico
Sapienza UniversitÓ di Roma, Rome, Italy
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
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 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: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
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Educational
Administrative / Institutional
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Personal comments
I improved a lot my English even if most lecturers were not native English speakers (except one). As other students are in your same situation you don't feel unesay when you speak English. Even when you habe a talk with dutch students (who are very good in English) they make you at easy.
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Alix
Montpellier Business School, Montpellier, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
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 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: 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
The language of my host country is the same that in my born country. So I have any difficulty for the daily life. In my university mot of student speak english or dutch. So I could improve my english during this year.But I couldn't speak with dutch student (most of student!)
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