The Teaching Placement experience
A Teaching Placement is a way to experience Italy and its school system, to share your language and culture with Italian pupils, to put yourself to the test in a uniquely valuable professional experience.
This activity can be carried out by all foreign exchange students and trainees at the University of Parma, regardless of their study area, with reference to the following languages and cultures: English, Spanish, French, German, Russian.
The teaching placement consists of:
• 10 hours of training;
• 45 hours of in-class activity supporting a language teacher in a school in Parma;
• a final essay plus the development of teaching materials.
The University of Parma manages this project in collaboration with the Municipality of Parma, the Regional Teaching Authority and the Schools of Parma, offering students:
• final assessment/mark (out of 30);
• credits certification.
Students who take part in a mobility for study purpose must include the Teaching Placement in their Learning Agreement for Studies by using the following course code and name:
25493 TIROCINIO PER INSEGNAMENTO DELLA LINGUA MADRE
Teaching Placement scholarships programme for academic year 2019/2020
The call is published upon official approval with Rector's Decree 2655 (Prot. n. 219221) dated 29th October 2019.
The University of Parma selects candidates for awarding n. 37 four-month scholarships to carry out a traineeship activity in Parma schools. The traineeship activity must be carried out within the period 3rd February – 29th May 29th 2020 Spring semester of the 2019/2020 academic year.
Strategic objective: Internationalization of schools - Students mobility from UE Countries though teaching. The project aims to increase and to improve the relations within the schools and academic community, throughout renewed international activities.
The call is meant for foreign students who would like to teach, for those who need to carry out their traineeship by teaching at school, or for those who just want to have a teaching experience in the Italian school system, the Teaching Placement Project is the perfect chance to fully immerse yourself in Italian life and in its lively school world.
The University of Parma, in collaboration with Parma Schools, Parma Local Council and Parma Local Teaching Authorities, is looking for motivated students registered at one university from any EU Countries who are willing to teach Italian pupils about their language and culture, or even sharing the second language they might know, putting themselves to the test in a uniquely valuable professional experience.
The languages taught in Parma schools are:
Therefore, if you are a native speaker or if you have high and certified skills in one of the above languages, don’t miss the opportunity to work in a public school and in a typical Italian professional environment.
In this frame, inbound students will have the chance of being part of an international group of young people who can help the school staff and pupils by sharing their fresh and actual idioms, their culture and ideas in local high schools (14-18 years old), middle schools (11-13 years old), elementary schools (6-10 years old) and kindergartens (3-5 years old), usually located in Parma or in the neighbour towns.
All the internship activities will start on February 3rd and will end on May 29th 2020. Being the official school starting date February 10th 2020, the first week will be entirely devoted to the training and the preparation of the selected candidates.
The deadline for submitting the applications is November 29th 2019, at 12.00 a.m. (date as per postmark in case of applications via ordinary mail).
Please refer to the call text belo for any detail related to conditions of participation.