University Language Centre

The University Language Centre was formally established on 1st June 2000 and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the 1994-1999 Operational Programme entitled "Scientific Research, Technological Development and Higher Education - Regulatory Measure 1.2 "Infrastructure for University Education".

The project of the University Language Centre is based on a "virtual community", viz. a network of university teaching, reflecting its capacity to work autonomously. Tutor-student and student-student connections merely represent a gateway to a variety of openings thanks to their intrinsic interconnection potential.

The primary objective of the Language Centre is linguistic communication with other citizens of Europe and the world, as well as the inclusion of the recipients of the training activities in an economic-productive context both at a local, national and European level, hence the state-of-the-art use of interactive computer multimedia and computer networks for the teaching of foreign languages, such as online news-based lessons and videoconferencing.

The language Centre revolves around various curricula and activities: the preparation of specific software, hypertexts, online language work, electronic editions, computer analysis, the coding of texts, online literature, multimedia libraries, access to library networks, distance-learning work, ongoing language training, and using language on the Internet.

The Language Centre is made up of a Central Pool at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature, and 10 Peripheral Pools with a modular structure, with autonomous services and networking. It has 33 classrooms and can seat a total of 596 students.

All the classrooms and the entire language network of the Faculty of Languages are connected via satellite to television networks in most of the world.


prof. Pasquale Guaragnella

Professor of French Language and Literature

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published on Mar 11, 2013 last modified Apr 10, 2013