Mastering a foreign language has become indispensable in all professions. It’s one thing to be able to get by in a language with the memories of high school. It’s another to be fluent. Studying abroad means putting all the chances on your side to speak a foreign language fluently (if not bilingually)!
Acquire a good level in languages quickly
You don’t have to be “gifted” in languages to study abroad. On the contrary, discovering a language while living abroad often works as a trigger, giving us back confidence in our abilities.
The level you think you have in a language, having learned it at school, has nothing to do with the progress you can make once you are in the country:
- In order to progress when you go abroad to study, you must first be motivated and then be open to the customs of the country.
- There is no real secret: to speak a language and understand it, you have to be immersed in a foreign country for a certain period of time.
- Take advantage of internships in companies abroad to improve your CV.
- For students who have a project for the future and who are studying in a specific field, some organizations such as Contacts Linguistiques offer internships in companies: studying abroad while working in the desired branch, a formula that is profitable from every point of view!
During an internship in a company abroad, one necessarily learns to adapt (a quality always appreciated in the world of work) at the same time as one improves one’s knowledge of the foreign language. This is the ideal formula for anyone who later wishes to work abroad in a well-targeted field.
Benefit from an environment conducive to learning
Studying abroad without a specific framework is an experience that can be difficult and can discourage the most motivated.
On the contrary, to go on a language study abroad is to study in an encouraging environment that allows you to easily meet other students, to feel supported on a daily basis, and, in short, to progress rapidly.
Accommodation with a host family or in a student residence allows you not to feel alone:
In a host family, you live at the rhythm of the hosts.
In a student residence, you will meet other foreigners, from all walks of life, with whom you will speak the language you are learning.
Learning a foreign language in a friendly and motivating environment is the best way to progress!