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mpahisa
Universidad Autˇnoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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
In general I am happy with my language improvement, because even though I had a good paper knowledge of the language, it was difficult to put it into practice and develop fluency. After my stay in Glasgow I felt much at ease when I had to speak in English. Mainly I practised at University, with teachers and local students, and outside University at shops. It was difficult to get to know local students and share their activities (mainly the night live ones) due to the age difference (as the local students sharing accomodation or classes with us where much younger).
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Bernardo J
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States
Political Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
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
I have been speaking english for most of my life so I had no problems understanding others in most cases. The only case that does not apply is when the person speaking to me was from the lower class, in which case they had a very thick accent which made it difficult for me to understand, but there where very few of these cases.
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Daniel R
Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Political Science, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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
The first days I had some trubles to expres myself in English since I studied English for many years but I stoped four years before going to Glasgow. Those trubles lasted some weeks but then no problem. Theachers were very sensibles with Eramus students and they understood that we had some difiulties.
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Nassima M
UniversitÚ d'Auvergne - Clermont 1, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Law, Civil, Graduate, Erasmus
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: Basic phrases
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I realised that the best way to learn a language is to be totally immersed in the culture. That's mean that you have to talk and get involve in activities eg sport to meet other local student and not try to stay with your classmates from your home institution.
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bianconeri77
Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
Engineering, Aeronautical, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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
The Galswegians speak ina way that is sometimes non-understandable even from the mother tongues. You'll learn a lot of slang and the meaning/using of some words like: mingin' , couldnea, mental and others that where unknown before
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anonymous
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
Engineering, Aeronautical, Undergraduate, Erasmus
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
Three months in UK are the difference between Apu from the Simpsons and a someone able not only to make himself understood, but even more to talk about anything with the same confidece he has in is home language.
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