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Derek
Pennsylvania State University, State College, United States
Biology, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Language difficulties
Social
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Administrative / Institutional
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Personal comments
Very English-friendly which is no surprise since it's their official language. I will say it can be hard to understand when Singaporeans speak really fast in Singlish, but they'll naturally adjust when they're talking to you.
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Mirko H.
UniversitÓ Bocconi, Milan, Italy
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
3.5/5
Languages
Language of instruction: French
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning French a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my French
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your French?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
English was the official language in Singapore. I love their slang and their cute chinese accent.. they call it Singlish!! The English of one of my professors was really bad and this fact made me hate his course.
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Rebecca
Manchester Business School, Manchester, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
3.0/5
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: 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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
English is the main language of Singapore but with all the exchange students I was able to practice my existing German a lot and pick up new phrases in other languages like Swedish, Malay, Mandarin, Norweigen...
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Elizabeth
Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
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: 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: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
The professors in the university spoke English excellently, thus it was very easy to communicate with them. Everyone in Singapore can speak in English, thus was easy to get around and to talk to people.
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Sybille
UniversitÚ Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
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
English is spoken everywhere, even the local students are from different backgrounds and therefore have different mothertongues... English is thus the main language throughout the whole main activities
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Lauri
Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland
Management Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
3.5/5
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
Well, Singapore has four different languages (english, chinese, indian and malay). If you know english you will cope there and the neighboring countries at ease.
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Marc
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
3.5/5
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
There are no problems communicating in English. Singapore English, Singlish, is easy to understand once you get used to it. It is actually kinda cute.
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Elodie
HEC Paris, Paris, France
Marketing and Sales Management, Graduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
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: Did not speak it
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Local people usually speak madarin to each other, but they are al very fluent in English. There were absolutely no problem to communicate.
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santiagofdez
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
National University of Singapore
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your Spanish?
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: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
it was a really good experience. On an exchange program you can apreciate all the different sorts of English. Not only the Singlish...lÓ!!
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Frederic
Ecole des Mines de Paris, Paris, France
Engineering, Mechanical, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
3.5/5
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: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Going abroad for exchange is by far the best solution to become fluent in a foreign language.
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James
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
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: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
No problems, easy to talk to most people. Also, easy to move around the city.
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Hengyi
Toulouse Business School - TBS, Toulouse, France
Management Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
3.0/5
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:
My level after:
How much did you improve your the local language?
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
just sometime i have problem of understanding singapore accent
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Michael
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Law, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
3.5/5
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:
My level after:
How much did you improve your the local language?
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'm sure it will be fine. they are polite and speak english.
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Dongliang
National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Environmental Sciences, Undergraduate, Independent
National University of Singapore
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:
My level after:
How much did you improve your the local language?
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
It is a country where English is really the first language.
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kateday
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Political Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
4.5/5
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:
My level after:
How much did you improve your the local language?
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
no problem as English is one of the official languages
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Lan
Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Communication and Information Sciences, Undergraduate, Exchange
National University of Singapore
3.5/5
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Local accent is not so easy to understand.
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Tor
Norges Landbruksh°gskole, Aas, Norway
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
4.5/5
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
No prob:) Everybody speaks English.
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giorgiofu
UniversitÓ Bocconi, Milan, Italy
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Singapore
2.5/5
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
Singaporean english is definitely a little different than other types of english!!!
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siraj_muneer
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Agriculture, Tropical/Subtropical, Graduate, Independent
National University of Singapore
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: 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
Good
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Yone
Technische Universitńt Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Management Information Systems, Graduate, Independent
National University of Singapore
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: 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
nice
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