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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)

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mark43
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Management Science, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I understand just about any word, sentence or slang that the spanish can think of. In my spoken spanish I don't use that much slang because it's easier to talk without it. You simply speak faster when you don't need to think of some saying or slang every time you say a sentence. The only reason that I learned the language so well in such a short period is that I studied there and was in a class full of spanish(/catalan) people. Most of my friends were spanish(or spanish speaking) as well and all my other friends were there since september and already spoke the language quite well when I arrived. So I only had people I could learn from.
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Elisabeth
Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Engineering, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Catalan
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning Catalan a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Catalan
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Catalan?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Barcelona is a bilingual town, and to be honest I would have to say that Catalan is the first language. Of course everyone understands and speaks Castellano (Spanish) perfectly, but quite a few people will (for political or other reasons) prefer Catalan. It is perfectly possible to live here without speaking or understanding a word of Catalan, but at least understanding it will certainly make you feel less of an alien. Studying at the UPC, you will certainly come across classes in Catalan, especially at the school I went to (ETSEIB - Industrial Engineers), which has about 90% of its classes in Catalan.
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Felix
Universidad de las Americas - Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
Manufacturing Sciences (including CAD, CAM, CAE), Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Catalan
Was learning Catalan a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Catalan
How much did you improve your Catalan?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
For me spanish is my born language, however courses were sometimes in Catalan, sometimes locals are crazy (extremely proud) about their language (Catalan). Few of them refuse to speak spanish, even when they know it, to speak Catalan. There are some serious independence issues going in Catalunya
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Ida
Högskolan i Borås, Borås, Sweden
Engineering, Graduate, Erasmus
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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 Spanish a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
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 Spanish?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Had all my courses in English since I have been doing a International Masters Programme. All other students had courses in Spannish, we were an exception.
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brizzia
Colon University, Veracruz, Mexico
Financial Management, Graduate, Independent
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
As everybody speaks catalan, it was nice to learn it, you don't have to, though, as everybody speaks Spanish too, but still, it is a good experience.
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Marie
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Engineering, Computer, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Catalan
Was learning Catalan a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Catalan
How much did you improve your Catalan?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I went to Barcelona to learn Spanish and I did. However most of the classes were in Catalan so don't expect to learn Spanish at the University!
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