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4.17 / 5 based on 117 reviews
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Jochen
FH Pforzheim - Hochschule fŁr Gestaltung, Technik und Wirtschaft, Pforzheim, Germany
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Instituto Superior de CiÍncias do Trabalho e Empresa
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: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
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Personal comments
For me Portuguese was a very hard language to learn. The pronouncation of the language is very hard. Between the young generation in portugal it's no problem to communicate in english. With the older community there sometimes it is quite hard to understand them or make them clear that you don't understand them. Especially for things like open a bank account, getting a tax number it is very helpful to have a native speaker aside or have at least basic knowledge in the language.
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Tessa
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Instituto Superior de CiÍncias do Trabalho e Empresa
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: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Because I did not speak any Portuguese before I came to Lisbon, I was fortunate to notice that most people knew a little bit of English. After a few weeks it became easier to make myself clear to the locals, because of some phrases and words I learned in the language course. I talked mainly with my fellow international students who all spoke English very well, so this was not a problem.
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willemijn
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Instituto Superior de CiÍncias do Trabalho e Empresa
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: 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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I had a portuguese language course at the university during the semester that was quite good but in a big group. Because I was eager to learn the local language I did a language course at an institute 2 times a week besides the course at the university. All people at the university spoke good english so it was easy to communicate & understand.
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Katharina
Wirtschaftsuniversitšt Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Instituto Superior de CiÍncias do Trabalho e Empresa
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: 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: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I took some classes in portugues in order to get a bet feeling about the language. I also bought a tv, so i could watch a few hours a week... This helped me a lot to improve my knowledge. At the end of my semester I did quite well and could have a normal conversation with the portuguese.
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Magdalena
The PoznaŮ University of Economics, Poznan, Poland
Management Science, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Instituto Superior de CiÍncias do Trabalho e Empresa
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
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
i didn't speak portuguese at all before I came to Lisbon, but after 1 month I was able to communictae a little bit. At the end I could say (sometimes using my hands also) what I wanted to say. Portuguese is difficult in pronunciation, but not so difficult in grammar.
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stephanie
Universitť LumiŤre: Lyon II, Lyon, France
History, Graduate, Erasmus
Instituto Superior de CiÍncias do Trabalho e Empresa
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Portuguese
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning Portuguese a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Portuguese
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your Portuguese?
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
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
it was really great to have the possibility to learn portuguese in iscte for 60 euros for the semester, with a really interesting teacher. The courses in portuguese really helped me to improve
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