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Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (UNIVERSITY OF LEUVEN)

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4.08 / 5 based on 498 reviews
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lirdal
Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Law, European Community/EU, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
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: 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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
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Personal comments
Almost all Belgian students can speak Dutch, French, English and German. Spanish is quite popular as well, so there are no communication problems. In Leuven, given its difficult past with the French speaking community, French is almost never heard in public places. Leuven offers an incredibly good opportunity for foreigners to learn Dutch (the first course is free for Erasmus students!!!).
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Ioanna
Ethniko Metsovio Polytechnio, Athens, Greece
Management Science, Graduate, Independent
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
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: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
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Educational
Administrative / Institutional
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Personal comments
Communication was mainly in English (inside &outside of university). Dutch is a language difficult to learn in a short time period; however, Belgians speak english very well, so communication was not a problem at all.
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Julia
Wirtschaftsuniversitńt Wien, Vienna, Austria
Economics, Graduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
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Personal comments
people know english everywhere, you dont really need Dutch, so a lot of people dont even try to learn it - local people also dont expect you to speak dutch, so i spoke english most of the times, but still i learned a lot by listening and reading - its really good to have passive knowledge (and also for some train-personell - they dont always understand english taht well)
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pnjavier
Angeles University Foundation, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
Engineering, Civil, Graduate, University Agreement
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Dutch
Was learning Dutch a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Dutch
How much did you improve your Dutch?
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 had a litile difficulty at first, but after some friends had hepled me on how to learn the language and culture, everything was smooth sailing. I still remeber them vividly. For foreigners who will study at KUL, my advise is--if you want to survive, THINK BELGIAN!DO NOT TRANSLATE! MINGLE WITH TH EPEOPLE AND LEARN THEIR CULTURE. THEY LOVE IT IF YOU KNOW THEIR CULTURE!
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foggy99
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Economics, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
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: 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
Some problem with slang , and Uk english it's pretty different from Us English (where i learnt English ) so it took to me sometime before i could speak properly with my co-aged friends, no problem with exams
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anonymous
Universidad de Lima, Lima, Peru
Business Studies, Graduate, Independent
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I've learnt dutch throughout the years, so it isn't a problem to communicatein either english or dutch. But in any case, everybody in belgium speaks pretty good english, so language won't be a problem here
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