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Karl Franzens Universität Graz (KFUNIGRAZ)

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anonymous
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Literature, Graduate, Erasmus
Karl Franzens Universität Graz
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: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
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I was surprised about my ability to speak German. I hadn´t expected to cope that well. At the begin I was a little shy and was affraid to make mistakes but that changed very quickly. I had a lot of contacts with austrian students and therefore I was obliged to speak German all the time. I also had contacts with Englishmen and Frenchmen but we spoke German most of the time. I learned a lot of new expressions and words.
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polly_kettenacker
University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
History, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Karl Franzens Universität Graz
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your German?
My level before:
My level after:
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I was fluent in German before coming to Austria, but had not had to deal with the thick difficult style often used in academic literature here, which meant reading texts and writing papers took me longer than it does in Englad. It was not always easy for me to understand the Styrian dialect.
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aines
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Karl Franzens Universität Graz
3.8/5
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
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I found that being here for the year was very good for improving my german, because I was exposed to it all the time. It is always a problem for english speakers however that a lot of people want to speak english with you. You just have to be persistent and speak german whenever possible.
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geraldine
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle: Paris III, Paris, France
Language, Graduate, Erasmus
Karl Franzens Universität Graz
3.8/5
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: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
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The big problem in Graz is the austrian "Dialekt". It's really hard to understand. Most of the professors speak standard german but many students don't and I had trouble to understand them when they made their presentations. Even the Germans complained about it...
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Sarah
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Literature, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Karl Franzens Universität Graz
3.8/5
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
THe problem I found was that all Austrians spoke very good english and that usually when I spoke in german to them I was answered in english.This was quite an annoying thing and I really had to persist in speaking german even when I was answered in english.
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HelloKitty
Turun Yliopisto, Turku, Finland
Language, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Karl Franzens Universität Graz
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
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Personal comments
At the beginning the local dialect was a bit difficult to understand but I had an Austrian German course at the uni and it became understandable. With the Erasmus students I used only (Erasmus)German - except native English speaking friends but later they wanted to use German as well!
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