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arinkale
Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Israel
Linguistics, Undergraduate, Independent
Languages
Language of instruction: Hebrew
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning Hebrew a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Hebrew
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your Hebrew?
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)
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Personal comments
don't be scared, hebrew seems a difficult language, but israeli modern writing is quite simple if u are used to left-2-right writing languages. the slang is easily learnt and everybody uses in all situations, from the court to the taxi driver. you need quite some time to get along n understand it quite well, but try your best because most israelis are if not perfectly, fairly bilingual and u can spend months without being forced to speak any hebrew at all. another thing, the hebrew grammar a foreign speaker learns isn't really in use because as coming from biblical hebrew is considered obsolete, so then do fine in your exams and learn the grammar but dont be so pushy about it or people will wonder about you, it's considered quite fine speaking such correct hebrew. if u r long enough in the country and have the time n speak hebrew good enough u can't miss a course in arabic, it's really helpful, with the hebrew it eases up a lot and it's a great linguistic experience interacting with both languages
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ahegdal
NHH, Bergen, Norway
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: 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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Personal comments
Most Israelis speak a fairly understandable English. The teachers mostly have international experience, and hence their command of the English language is good.
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L B
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, 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 the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
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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Personal comments
Everyone speaks English there. I think I learnt 3 new words/phrases the whole time I was there. I did not make an effort to learn the language at all, I did not go there to learn it at all.
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Markus R
Johannes Kepler Universitńt Linz, Linz, Austria
Management Science, Graduate, Independent
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
Overall
Personal comments
professors and students are speaking perfectly English without any problems.
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Yael F
University of California, San Diego, San Diego, United States
Political Science, 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 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: Basic phrases
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: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
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Personal comments
It was a month of intensive language study from 8-1 . . . but worth it.
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David P
University of Economics Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Financial Management, 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: 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
I did not experience any difficulties. It was easy to communicate everywhere.
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