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English Fluency as an international student

Hi

I will be an international student in the UK next year.My English level is sufficient to study at uni, but I'm afraid I'm not FLUENT enough to secure some internships in the future - let alone getting a good job in the UK after graduation.
The jobs I'll be looking for are in fields like finance,politics... where English is very important.

Is there anyone who had the same fears but managed to become fluent after a 3-year degree?How much will studying in the UK help me improve my English? (especially speaking skills...)
Reply 1
Haha.... Don't stress about it at all. As non-native speakers, most of us aren't as fluent as the Brits. Definitely, fluency is crucial for everyone but please don't think you'll be refused to work from your workplace just because of not being fluent. There's a long way to go. After reaching there, try to interact with people as much as possible mostly academics. Then, you'll realize what should be done and what shouldn't. You'll be fluent in no time as long as you focus on it and follow others how they talk. Best of luck!🤞🏻

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