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INSEAD language requirement [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2008, 14:00
Can anyone add any color about INSEAD's language requirements?

As background, I'm a native English speaker who knows decent Spanish, but reads/writes it better than hears/speaks. I don't have any 3rd language skills.

Does anyone know how tough the required proficiency levels are? How fluent is it to have "practical" and "basic" knowledge of a language? For instance, would getting a 5 on the AP Spanish exam generally be equivalent to meeting the practical or basic level (I apologize for the American-centric example considering most people interested in this school are probably unfamiliar with the AP program)?

I'm really interested in this school but I've had concerns about the language requirements. I'm thinking that if I can brush up my Spanish to the practical level that it will be fairly easy to get a 3rd language up to the basic level, which I could start doing now.

Thanks for any input!
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Re: INSEAD language requirement [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2008, 16:58
This should help :- 106-t58123
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Re: INSEAD language requirement [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2008, 19:38
rca215 wrote:
Can anyone add any color about INSEAD's language requirements?

As background, I'm a native English speaker who knows decent Spanish, but reads/writes it better than hears/speaks. I don't have any 3rd language skills.

Does anyone know how tough the required proficiency levels are? How fluent is it to have "practical" and "basic" knowledge of a language? For instance, would getting a 5 on the AP Spanish exam generally be equivalent to meeting the practical or basic level (I apologize for the American-centric example considering most people interested in this school are probably unfamiliar with the AP program)?

I'm really interested in this school but I've had concerns about the language requirements. I'm thinking that if I can brush up my Spanish to the practical level that it will be fairly easy to get a 3rd language up to the basic level, which I could start doing now.

Thanks for any input!

I can't comment on the Spanish exam since I don't know what level 5 in Spanish means.
Regarding the 3rd language, I think 5-6 months should be enough to get to the basic level. For example, you need to be level A2 to certify French as your third language. I took French for 3 semesters in school and then I passed the A2 exam. Granted that 3 semesters span 12 months, but I was attending only one 3-hour class per week. And good think is that most of the third language exams at INSEAD are written only (no oral), so that makes it little easier.
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Re: INSEAD language requirement [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2011, 04:47
If you choose French language, you'll ONLY need 80-100 hours of learning to clear the INSEAD language entry requirement. As for the INSEAD Language Exit requirement, you will need 60-80 hours of study. It is very much achievable using the Frenchfaster Accelerated Learning Method. You get to work with a private tutor through skype, at a very cheap price.
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Re: INSEAD language requirement [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2011, 13:21
OK, so , my native language is Bulgarian, my second one is English, and my third one - German, is almost perfect ( I have covered C2 level)
Do I pass the Insead requirement ?
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Re: INSEAD language requirement [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2011, 23:48
Ivan91 wrote:
OK, so , my native language is Bulgarian, my second one is English, and my third one - German, is almost perfect ( I have covered C2 level)
Do I pass the Insead requirement ?


If you get 105 or over in TOEFL, I think you are golden.

Anyways, here is a link to the language requirement for INSEAD. https://mba-aol.insead.edu/documents/languages/language_policy.pdf

This should clear everyone's doubts.
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Re: INSEAD language requirement [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2011, 19:04
Don't stress much over the language requirement.. Here's what awaits you at INSEAD:

youtu.be/V26F0ztg0xg
(Still new - can't share links :s - so you can simply paste it in your address bar... and feel free to share it if you like it!)

Good luck to you all...
Re: INSEAD language requirement   [#permalink] 19 Jun 2011, 19:04
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