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19 Languages Reviews
3.65 / 5 based on 119 reviews
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wang
agriculture university, Shenyang, China
Environmental Sciences, Graduate, Independent
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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: Basic phrases
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
VUB is really an international university, I have classmates from different countrys, and all the people in campus can speak english. So, I never have problem with communication in university. And even if the native language of this country is not English, most of the local people here can also speak English, and I'm also studing French now. So, at least we can understand each other. In a word, basically I don't have language problem in belgium.
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anonymous
University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon
Ecology, Graduate, University Agreement
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
In this area, I did not have so many problems since my University was in Brussels where most people could either speak French or English which are languages inb which I could communicate. Furthermore, my courses were in English. The only problem was with the library fascilities in the main Campus. Most of the very important literature is in Flemish thereby hindering effective access to them.
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adebayo
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Management Information Systems, Graduate, M.sc.programme
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Though,i came from English speaking country but i always have fare to learn new things,this makes it easy from me to settle down in my host country.In the university communication is not a problem most student can communicate in english.I now consider myself a french man now because im very comfortable with their culture.
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Beatriz
Universidad Autˇnoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Environmental Sciences, Graduate, Erasmus
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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: 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
Overall
Personal comments
In the university there is no problem in speaking english, everybody understand it; but in the city you need a basic knowledge of french.
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George
The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, Nigeria
Management Information Systems, Graduate, Independent
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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: Basic phrases
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
Initially found it quite amazing to hear that I speak too fast for people to hear. Had to work on the speed level a little bit.
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Ales
Univerza v Mariboru, Maribor, Slovenia
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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: At ease in most situations
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: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
it was great,except the fact that we had "passive" lecture where we couldn t collaborate with the prof.
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