Without sufficient knowledge of the language used in a particular country, the advantages of a stay abroad will fall far behind the potential benefits. Good foreign language competence is also necessary for the talks conducted by the selection committee with promising candidates. Finally, you will need to be proficient in the foreign language to get by during your daily routine abroad. If you determine that what you learned in secondary school is not (or no longer) sufficient, there are several ways to acquire the necessary foreign language skills.