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
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: the professor receives every Friday from 1.00pm to 3.00pm, in Studio Varie, Corso della Repubblica 136, Forlì.
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: every Tuesday only by appointment; Wednesday from 8.30am to 11.30am, and from 2pm to 4pm; Thursday from 10am to 12am, and 1pm to 4pm, at Via Cartoleria, Bologna. 
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
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 - German foreign language assistant
Contact: anna.nissen@unibo.it
Office hour: every Monday from 14th October to the 16th December included, the reception will take place in Via Filippo Re, 4, Bologna, from 12.30am to 1.30pm . Only 7th January- 9th February and 23th March, the working hour for students will  be suspended. The foreign language assistant receives every Tuesday from 2pm to 3.30pm, at Studio 45, Via Cartoleria, Bologna. For communication and/or changes, students are advised to check the assistant’s personal webpage.
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: the professor reiceives only by appointment e-mail: assafdavid.kedem@unibo.it, every wednesday.  
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: the professor receives every Wednesday from 10.30am to 12am, at Studio Docenti, 2nd floor, Palazzo Montanari, C.so della Repubblica 136, Forlì. We advise to take an appointment with the professor by e-mail:ivan.susa@unibo.it.
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: starting from October 14, the reception will be held every Monday in Via Cartoleria 5 Bologna, studio 74 from 12.00 am to 1.00 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.