The Nature of the Language Assistant in Italy
An Overview on Foreign Language Assistants in Italian Universities
The Foreign Language Assistants is a figure that in Italy is still underrated, although it represents the main source of language for students. The essay reports data that have been collected through the literature on the subject, legal documents and – last but not least – direct experience. In detail, the paper reports characteristics and rules that affect this kind of teacher, plus the main differences that distinguish its role from that of University Professors.