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Rosamaria B
Universita degli Studi di Trieste, Trieste, Italy
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
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The exchange students could get along speaking just english since there was such a wide international program and most austrians speak it quite well. I went to Austria with a good knowledge of english and it helped me very much at the beginning, when my German was very poor. Along the year, thank to my room mates, my classes and my friends I achieved a good level of German.
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Gary M
Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your German?
My level before:
My level after:
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As there were a lot of foreign students there weho didnt actually speak German, it sometimes got a little frustrating when you tried to speak German to the local students. They would recognise your English accent and so speak German to you thinking you had no German at all. However when I made Austrian friends, they would always try to speak German to me.
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Jana H
University of Economics Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after:
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Since most of my courses were in German, I learned to study in this language and to use special terms in many business areas. As I also attended some seminars, I had to interact in German, to prepare presentations and to work on projects with my Austrian colleagues, which I think, has helped to improve my communication skills.
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René v
Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
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Personal comments
no problems outside school: english was spoken between exchange students; german with the others. sometimes I had problems in class: the austrian teacher was speaking german very fast, and I was the only exchange students in class (no respect!!)
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Youri
Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Economics, Graduate, Erasmus
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
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Personal comments
Austria is a particular country to learn german because of the different dialects in the country. But it's also interesting because we are forced to stay concentrated all the time and after a periode we could understand pretty well the people.
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Henri K
Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Language difficulties
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Administrative / Institutional
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Personal comments
Vienna as German-speaking city offers wide chances to practice your German but also English with the international students from almost every country in the world. However, this makes the speaking German rather hard since majority of the exchange students are not able to speak German. As a result, it depends on your own motivation to contact with locals to improve your German skills.
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