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.

 

Brazilian Culture and Portuguese language assistant

Camila Cynara Lima de Almeida
Contacts: camila.dealmeida@unibo.it  
Office hour: Office hour for academic year 2019/2020 will be published as soon as possible.
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.

 

Bulgarian foreign language assistant

Todor Hristov Dechev
Contact:
todorhristov.dechev@unibo.it
Office hours: Office hour for academic year 2019/2020 will be published as soon as possible.
Activities: Teaching Bulgarian language and culture; organization and promotion of various events, talks, and visits, facilitating the intercultural exchange between Bulgaria and Italy.

 

Canadian Culture and French language assistant

Myriam Vien
Contact: myriam.vien2@unibo.it
Office hours: by email myriam.vien2@unibo.it you can fix an appointment  with the foreign language assistant for asking professional advice or information in Teams or Skype.
Activities: French Language and Quebec literature teaching at the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures; information and advice to students for studying in Quebec (Canada).

 

Chinese foreign language assistant

Yanlian Zhang
Contact:
yanlian.zhang2@unibo.it
Office hour: Office hour for academic year 2019/2020 will be published as soon as possible.
Activities: Teaching of the Chinese language and culture at the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures ; Promotion and dissemination of the Chinese culture and language; Support to the international students wishing to visit/study in China.

 

German foreign language assistant

Anna Christina Nissen 
Contact: anna.nissen@unibo.it
Office hour: by email anna.nissen@unibo.it,  you can fix an appointment  with the foreign language assistant for asking professional advice or information in Teams or Skype.All lessons are provided online, for any issues you can write to anna.nissen@unibo.it.
Activities: teaching of the German language in  the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Information meetings with students and teachers,  consulting on studying and research in Germany.

 

Hebrew language and culture foreign language assistant

Assaf David Kedem
Contact: assafdavid.kedem@unibo.it
Office hour: by email , you can fix an appointment  with the foreign language assistant for asking professional advice or information in Teams or Skype.
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.

 

Slovak foreign language assistant

Ivan Susa
Contact: ivan.susa@unibo.it
Office hour: by email ivan.susa@unibo.it,  you can fix an appointment  with the foreign language assistant for asking professional advice or information in Teams or Skype. All lessons are provided online.
Activities: teaching of the Slovak language in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Coordinating the theatrical activities.

 

Spanish foreign language assistant

Iris De Benito Mesa
Office hour: Office hour for academic year 2019/2020 will be published as soon as possible.
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.

 

Spanish language and Mexican culture foreign language assistant

Héctor Rodríguez de la O
Contacts: 
hector.rodriguezde@unibo.it; tel. +39 051 2097148
Office hours: 
every Monday from 10am to 12pm and from 12pm to 1pm for International Relations, only by Teams.
Activities: 
advice and information on studying and researching in Mexico and Latin America for students, researchers and teachers and related funding opportunities; teaching the Spanish language and Mexican and Latin-American culture at the  Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures; organisation of information meetings on study  and research in Mexico; organisation of cultural activities to promote the Spanish language and Latin America.