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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) reviews

63 Languages Reviews
4.10 / 5 based on 380 reviews
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Maximilian
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Accountancy, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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
Everybody speaks English, so if you go to the US, the language will be more or less familiar. In the first weeks I had difficulties understanding some American students (who actulally don't speak real English), but after a while I even started to think in English. The crucial thing for me was housing: If you live together with students from other countries (like in a dorm), your language skills will definitely improve much more!
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Matthias
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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
not being afraid to talk in a different language, both in class and in social life, is the most important thing. instructors understand all kinds of accent. Local students are rather surprised about the courage and skills of international students who communicate without any timidy. by participating in class the instructor will recognize you as a foreigner but at the same time respect and appreciate your language skills.
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cermak
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
it took about 3 days to get used to the language and to understand Americans who spoke pretty fluently - but at the end of the term, I had no problems at all. It is a great opportunity to go abroad to speak just the foreign language!!
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anonymous
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Management Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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
I enjoyed it a lot to speak English all day long. It's very interesting because you can learn new words and phrases everyday. Also, you learn much more within a few months than at you home university where you spend much more time.
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anonymous
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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 problem, but i did encounter some new terms in my biology and psychology classes - but those where mostly technical terms - the business classes where no problem since i'm familar with the english terms from my home university
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Filip
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
3.8/5
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
There is no need to be worried about the language skills. You can meet many students whose language skills are not sufficient. Nevertheless, the university personnel and the American population does not care about the language. Everybody is very very friendly and helpful.
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