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davejigar
Gujartat University, Ahmedabad, India
Business Studies, Undergraduate, 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 German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
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 German?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
In my first two semister that i had completed in Thailand i phase some problem in language but it was limited to social interaction..still i had never meet with any problem as all Thai people mostly answer you if you communÝcate with them in English.. Apart from this i am Phasing the language problem right now in Germany which is also limited to social interaction as i dont know why German people doesnt reply when you ask them in english?? But still this is also limited to certain people and places in germany.
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jelenastrkic
Schiller International, Dunedin,Florida, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, international university with campuses in different countrie
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 German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Since english was the language of instructions and mmost of the students speak it ..it was a bit difficult to learn german and to speak it with locals ..but how realy had the intentions to learn the language would have no problems with locals who are more then happy to practise german with you
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Erin C
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
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
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Personal comments
I unfortunately could not find a program that both accomodated my academic needs and whose language of instruction was German. I believe, however, that through my daily interactions in the community I managed to improve my German language skills considerably.
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Jill S
Schiller International University, Dunedin, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
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 found it difficult to learn German. Most Germans speak excellent English, and my studies were all in English. I was only able to take one semester of German due to time/money constraints. Schiller graduates must achieve at least an intermediate level in a foreign language, and I had already chosen Spanish due to previous studies. If you make an effort to study and practice, you can learn it. I was too involved with my English-speaking fellow students.
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anonymous
Schiller, Dunedin, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
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 wish there had been more emphasis on learning the local language and interacting with the locals rather than only the students. Since English was the common language and we were all from different countries, we tended to speak only English.
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Theodora T
Schiller International University, Dunedin, United States
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, a branch of the same university in US
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 German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
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 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 language of instruction was English and did not have any problems. With the outside environment I coped pretty well with the local language-German
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