Taste of University life for Italian visitors

A group of Italian students have been brushing up their language skills and learning about University life in Wolverhampton.

Taste of University life for Italian visitors
The 10 students from the University of Turin stayed with families in the city and attended lectures at the University of Wolverhampton during their four-week stay.

The Political Science students attended two English as a Foreign Language modules and also studied law, history, media, sociology and politics.

The study trip was part of a special programme which was originally set up by the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications in 1999 with Professor Giuseppina Cortese in Turin. This is the 13th year of the exchange and 150 Italian students have visited Wolverhampton in total.

Eleanor Andrews, Senior Lecturer in Italian and Course Leader for Film Studies, organised the trip. She said: “The visiting students value their experience of student life in Wolverhampton and they really appreciate the very different teaching style of a UK university.

“Several came along to the Languages for You Basic Italian course offered by the University to students and the public to engage our students in Italian conversation. The Wolverhampton students were grateful for their time and enjoyed their input.”

The visit was from September 20 to October 20, 2012.

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