Collaborative Online International Learning

COIL - Russian-Italian Language Tandem (Novosibirsk)

This tandem project brings together Italian and Russian L2 students from the Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, with the aim of developing their knowledge of society and culture, and improving oral and written language and communication skills. 

Students will be divided into groups and will be provided with texts or materials to work on during virtual meetings, when they will work in pairs, interact and share opinions via synchronous activities. TEAMS will be used. 

The project involves discussion, listening, reading and writing in two languages (Italian and Russian); delivery mode is synchronous. To complete the project students will make a brief presentation of the work carried out, using a format of their choice: Powerpoint, composition, video etc.   

Partner University
Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University (Novosibirsk, Russian Federation)

Assigned Academic Staff/Professors
Maurizia Calusio (, Elena Freda Piredda (  

Aimed at students on the following degree programmes:

  • Bachelor’s degree programme in Linguistic Sciences (Milan and Brescia campuses) 
  • Bachelor’s degree programme in Linguistic Sciences for International Relations (Milan campus)

27 February - 11 May 2023

Maximum number of participants

Application deadline
22 February 2023

2 credit points for elective ‘Other Academic Activities’ (there will be no grade out of 30), to be included in your study plan as ‘international activity’. To apply for credits to be approved for your study plan, follow the instructions for compiling Programme Plan

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