Student accommodation

This activity aims to help you think about suitable accommodation abroad while also consolidating your listening and viewing strategies and practising writing hypertexts.


Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, you will be able to:

  • Decide which type of accommodation suits you best while abroad
  • Practise your listening skills so that you can understand spoken information about accommodation
  • Practise your written skills through interacting with peers via a forum, class blog or social network

Technology required

Computer or mobile device, a headset/earphones. You will also need an account with a social network or personal blog, or access to an e-portfolio.


Read the instructions below very carefully and select your target language tab at the bottom of this page to access the relevant resources.

  1. You will watch a video about student accommodation in your target language as many times as necessary while making a list of the following:
    • The parts of a building.
    • The of services available at the accommodation.
    • The of vocabulary that describes the room of a student.
  2. Think about the following questions:
    • What should your accommodation abroad look like? Why? Try to use as many terms as possible from the lists you compiled in 1).
    • What are the three most important aspects that a student must bear in mind when looking for accommodation?Why?
    • What is the best option in your opinion, to share a house with other students or to live in a hall of residence? Think of advantages and disadvantages and explain.
    • Imagine that you share your house with other students from different cultural backgrounds and that you must write “the norms for living together”. What would these norms be?
  3. Prepare a short post (200 words maximum in your target language) answering the above questions. Insert hyperlinks to relevant documents.
  4. Publish your post on your chosen platform.
  5. If you have published your post on a class blog, wiki, or forum, reply to at least one of your peers. Show agreement or disagreement, make suggestions, ask further questions, etc.

Attribution: This activity is an adaptation of an activity originally created by Françoise Blin, Cris Guntin, Anna Weiss under a Creative Commons Licence (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

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Extend this activity

Learn more about how localised search engines show different results by comparing search results from your local search engine and a search engine in your target language, for example, search for student accommodation using Google.ie and Google.fr.  Compare the differences between size and cost!


Some tips


To learn more about transitioning to language learning environments.

The following links provide you with some activities under the theme of Transitions and Contexts, click on the appropriate link to access each activity.


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Student accommodationThis activity aims to help you find suitable accommodation abroad while also consolidating your listening and viewing strategies and practicing writing hypertexts.
University life in the target language countryThis activity introduces you to university life in your target language destination, and practice your listening and viewing strategies. You can extend this task by performing research for your mobility programme destination and sharing your findings on a class blog or forum, or practice your search, multimedia, tagging, hypertext literacies by creating your own travel page using an online tool.
Everyday life in the target language countryThis activity allows you to practice listening to and viewing information in your target language, while exploring the practical issues and challenges of everyday life in your Mobility Programme destination


Logement étudiant

Deux vidéos clips pour démarrer

Regardez attentivement les vidéos ci-dessous afin de bien répondre, en français, aux questions qui vous ont été posées.




La transcription de ce clip est disponible. N’hésitez pas à la lire pour repérer le vocabulaire intéressant.


Ressources supplémentaires


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Studentenwohnungen in Deutschland

Wie lebt man als StudentIn am besten? Im Studentenwohnheim, in einer WG (Wohngemeinschaft), oder allein? Für alles gibt es seine Vor- und Nachteile.




Féach ar an bhfíseán ag an nasc seo faoin nGaeltacht agus freagair na ceisteanna thíos:

  • An raibh tú riamh ag fanacht sa Ghaeltacht roimhe seo?
  • Cén saghas lóistín a shamhlaíonn tú leis an nGaeltacht? (Scríobh 200 focal).

Breathnaigh ar an liosta lóistín atá luaite ar an suíomh seo thíos; cén ceann acu a roghnófá féin le fanacht ann dá mbeifeá ag cur fút sa Ghaeltacht ar feadh tréimhse:


Mínigh do chuid cúiseanna leis an gceann sin a roghnú. (Scríobh 200 focal).


La scelta dell’alloggio in Italia


Puoi guardare questo video per svolgere l’attività:


Ecco altri video e articoli con altre informazioni che riguardano il soggiorno Erasmus in Italia.

Trovare alloggio è sempre una sfida, soprattutto quando si deve decidere quale sia l’alloggio più adatto alle nostre necessità.

Cosa significa vivere in una residenza universitaria, o condividere una stanza con altri studenti, o vivere in famiglia? Guarda i video e leggi gli articoli che seguono per avere qualche idea in più!


Qui il link per il video.

(Da Meglio Milano)


Da leggere:




Attribution for Italian content: Valentina Rizzo

Alojamiento estudiantil


Compartir piso o vivir en una residencia es una de las primeras diatribas a las que los Erasmus recién aterrizados deben enfrentarse.

A través de esta tarea profundizaremos en el tema del alojamiento estudiantil. Ved este vídeo promocional de una residencia universitaria en Sabadell, España.