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4.06 / 5 based on 169 reviews
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alexsalinas
ICADE, Madrid, Spain
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
University of California, Berkeley
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
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)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
When you register for these courses, a proficiency level in English is required, so when I got there I was able to communicate and understand the professors easily. However, my English definetely improved in Oral skills and Listening Comprehension. I was able to use slang and phrasal verbs myself and not so many proper "Oxford-english" words. Besides, and due to my choice of attending a long course, my writting also got more agile, to the point that even back in the evening in my apartment, I jotted down the shopping list in English instead of in my mother tongue!! How about that? ha ha
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alexsali
ICADE, Madrid, Spain
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
University of California, Berkeley
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
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)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
When you register for these courses, a proficiency level in English is required, so when I got there I was able to communicate and follow the professors easily. However, my English definetely improved in Oral skills and Listening Comprehension. I was able to use slang and phrasal verbs myself and not so many proper "Oxford-english" words. Besides, and due to my choice of attending a long course, my writting also got more agile, to the point that even back in the evening in my appartment, I would jot down the shopping-list in English instead of in my mother tongue!! How about that? ha ha
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federicogiardini
Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Rosario, Argentina
Financial Management, Graduate, Independent
University of California, Berkeley
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
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
If you match the level of English as foreign language that the University requires, you should not have communication problems. From my point of view, communication includes some aspects in addition to language communication. And my communication experience was very interesting.
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Andreas
Sciences Po Paris, Paris, France
Political Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of California, Berkeley
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
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)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
English being an international language that I had studied for many years, there was no communication barrier related to this factor. However, one has to get used to the general differences in the way Europeans and American communicate.
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anonymous
Wirtschaftsuniversitńt Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Extension classes
University of California, Berkeley
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
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)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I didn't improve my language skills too much, since I spent a lot of time with internationals and spoke quite well from the beginning on.
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Nick
University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Literature, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of California, Berkeley
5.0/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
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)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
No problems, other than an odd blind spot Americans seem to have when it comes to understanding 'tuna' and 'cheese' in a British accent.
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