Foreign language assistants

Foreign language assistants are figures available to students and teaching staff in all Schools at the university, each representing their own country of origin. They provide a range of services, including guidance on mobility opportunities abroad for studying and research, cooperation for language exams and support in the updating of teaching materials.

Foreign language assistants play a very important role in the cultural relations between Italy and the foreign countries in the University's internationalisation process. In addition to qualified teaching on the language and culture of their countries of origin, foreign language assistants promote the culture of their own countries, coordinating cultural and scientific initiatives including conferences, film events, research projects, seminars, exhibitions and translations of Italian authors. Through the active role of the language assistants, many of these initiatives are presided by foreign personalities or are organised in partnership with foreign institutions.

Bulgarian foreign language assistant

Laska Angelova Laskova
Contacts:
laska.laskova@unibo.it, Vice-Dean of the School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Translation and Interpreting, Corso della Repubblica 136, Forlì.

Canadian foreign language assistant (Quebec)

David Laporte - Canadian foreign language assistant
Contacts: david.laporte@unibo.it
Office hours: every Monday and Tuesday from 10.00 am to 12.00 am, and every Thursday from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm at Centro Interuniversitario di Studi Quebecchesi, office 114, Via Cartoleria 5.
Activities: French Language and Quebec literature teaching at the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures; information and advice to students for studying in Canada.

Chinese foreign language assistant

Yanlian Zhang
Contacts:
zhangyanlian69@aliyun.com
Activities: teaching and tutoring in the Chinese language; promotion and dissemination of the Chinese culture and language; support to international students wishing to visit/study in China.

Hebrew language and culture foreign language assistant

Assaf David Kedem – Hebrew language and culture foreign language assistant.
Contacts: assafdavid.kedem@unibo.it;Activities: language learning activities, teaching and tutoring in the Hebrew language; promotion and dissemination of the Hebrew language and culture, in cooperation with foreign and national bodies; information and promotion of academic exchanges for students, researchers and teaching staff, assistance with relative study grants; organisation of, participation in and scientific contribution to international conferences, seminars and study days.

French foreign language assistant

Fabien Coletti – French language and culture foreign language assistant.
Contacts: fabien.coletti@unibo.it
Office hours:
every wednesday from 12.30 to 2.30 pm, office 104, via Cartoleria, 5.
Activities: French Language teaching at the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures; information and advice to students for studying in France.

Spanish foreign language assistant

Victoria Soler – Spanish foreign language assistant.
Contacts: victoria.soler@unibo.it
Office hour: every tuesday from 10.30am  to 11.30am and wednsdey from 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm, Studio 80 department of School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Interpreting and Translation,  Via Cartoleria 5 Bologna.
Activities: advice and information on studying and research in Spain for students, researchers and teachers and relative funding opportunities; teaching of the Spanish language and culture at the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures; organisation of information meetings on studying and research in Spain; organisation of cultural activities to promote the Spanish language and culture; cooperation with Catalan and Basque language assistants to promote the official language and culture of the various historical nationalities in the Spanish territory.

Portuguese and Brazilian foreign language assistant

Livia Assunção Cecilio - Portuguese and Brazilian foreign language assistant.
Contacts: livia.assuncao@unibo.it
Activities: teaching of the Brazilian Language and Culture at the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures; advice and information on studying and research in Brazil; organisation of information meetings and cultural activities to promote the Brazilian language and culture in Italy.

Foreign language assistant for the Spanish language and Mexican culture

Héctor Rodríguez de la O - Spanish language and Mexican culture.
Contacts: hector.rodriguezde@unibo.it; tel. +39 051 2097148
Office hours: starting from September 14, the reception will be held every Thursday in Via Cartoleria 5 Bologna, studio 74 from 9.00 am to 10.00 pm.
Activities: advice and information on studying and research in Mexico and Latin America for students, researchers and teachers and relative funding opportunities; teaching of the Spanish language and Mexican and Latin-American culture at the  Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures; organisation of information meetings on studying and research in Mexico; organisation of cultural activities to promote the Spanish language and Latin America.

Slovak foreign language assistant

Veronika Svoradova – Slovak foreign language assistant
Office hour: every Thursday from 11.30 am to 12.30am at Studio docenti, 2° piano, Palazzo Montanari, Forlì.
Activities: Slovak language teaching (Slovak language, Slovak Mediation and language, advanced l. course), organisation of cultural and educational events (afternoon Slovak movie club, conferences, theatre).

German foreign language assistant

Johanna Brand - German foreign language assistant.
Contacts: johanna.brand@unibo.it
Office hours: starting from October 12, every Thursday from 12.00 am to 1.00 pm at Palazzina della Viola, Via Filippo Re, 4. The reception will also be held every Tuesday from 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm at the Via Cartoleria 45 Bologna. 
Activities: advice to students, researchers and teachers on opportunities for studying and research in Germany and relative funding possibilities; teaching of the German language at the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.