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Ali
IBN-ZOHR university, National School of Commerce and Managem, Agadir, Morocco
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Double degree agreement
The Hague University
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
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Personal comments
Morocco is a bi-lingual country (French, Arabic)where languages are taught everywhere (specialised centers, university). In Holland, it is pretty the same. It is a small country that makes big impressions thanks to the openess of its people towards people, cultures and languages (most of the Dutch speak English, French, Italian, German...!!). When I came first to Holland, my English was not bad though very formal. After meeting other people from different countries such as Great Britain, USA, Sweden as well as watching movies in English etc my spoken and written English improved very much. Now, I am happy to declare myself almost trilingual!
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Bob
University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
The Hague University
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Language difficulties
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Educational
Administrative / Institutional
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I did learn Dutch as a part of my course, and found this challenging. This was due to the fact that the majority of Dutch people use English, therefore there were not that many opportunities for me to practice. However, I did try to use common courtesies in most situations, in the native language. I did not find communication a barrier at all. The fact that I lived with other foreign students also exposed me to other languages which I enjoyed. I had studied French at school and so living with some French students allowed me to improve. I have also taken up French lessons upon my return to Australia.
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Megan
The Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
The Hague University
3.8/5
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
As the course was taught in English, I chose a Dutch class and Dutch Culture class so I could be able to ommunicate in the Netherlands albeit basic Dutch but it made me feel attached to the Netherlands and to understand the history/culture behind the country.
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Evgenia
Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
The Hague University
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Nearly everyone speaks really good English in Holland (in big cities for sure), so you really needn't Dutch, but at least understanding it and knowing a few words helps, e.g. if you'd like to go to a sports/dance club etc. English was no problem for me, we speak it at home university + I'd studied in the States
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deb17
UniversitÚ de Poitiers, Poitiers, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
The Hague University
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: 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: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
The first days I was really shy and couldn't say a word. And after a few weeks I strated to be really at ease with my international friends. After a few months I was thinking and dreaming in English !
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Ekaterina
Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
The Hague University
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: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I had pretty good English as I study in English in my home university in Russia. Now I feel I have improved it a lot and can support all the topics. Moreover,I have greately improved my Spanish as i have a lot of Spanish friends and I admire Spanish language.
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