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Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)

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Engelbertha B
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Especially in the beginning it was challenging to speak in the local language (spanish). Internationals amongst each other normally always switched to English, therefore you were not always forceing yourself to make the effort. At some point I made a switch and decided to be more with locals and to learn more about the languague and country. This helped a lot (and my friends helped a lot too!).
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TingLi
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
It was hard in the very beginning.I did not have good Spanish foundation, and moreover, it was really a difficult language for me. I lost some chances to practise more for there are a lot students were talking with me in English. However, I can understand, read and write with this language now with ease.
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Marta M
The Hague University, The Hague, Netherlands
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
At the beggining it was quite hard to understand the slang of mexico as i have learned Spanish in Spain, but after a few weeks of having classes in Spanish and interacting with other local students I learned most of the slang vocabulary and had further little problems with understanding it.
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Ana R
Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e Empresa, Lisbon, Portugal
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
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'had already known spanish before I go Mexico, but of course I've improved it, especially because I've lived with mexican, spanish, and other european people. That was one of the most important things that I've learned in Mexico, the culture and communication between different countries.
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Mark
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Lincoln, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
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
Before the trip, I hadn't an idea of what to expect. I was definitely frightened of the upcoming experience. I was'nt confident with my language skills of the host country, but after I left, I felt as if I had gained a year's worth of experience.
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Belén D
Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
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
Althoudh i went to Mexico and they speak Spanish as i do. At University i chosed all my classes in English because i wanted to improve it. My classmates usually were students from US that were also in a exchanged program in Mexico.
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