OPINION: Why Italians have a hard time learning English – and how things could improve

OPINION: Why Italians have a hard time learning English – and how things could improve

Italy's poor rankings in international comparisons of English language skills don't come as a surprise to many in the country. Silvia Marchetti explains why - and what must be done if the situation is to change.

Italy outlines plan to resist Covid closures as four million students return to school

Italy outlines plan to resist Covid closures as four million students return to school

EXPLAINED: What parents in Italy should know about new Covid rules in schools

EXPLAINED: What parents in Italy should know about new Covid rules in schools

Parents in Italy to require Covid green pass to enter schools

Parents in Italy to require Covid green pass to enter schools

Italy considers dropping school mask mandate for fully-vaccinated classes

Italy considers dropping school mask mandate for fully-vaccinated classes

Back to school: How much will it cost in Italy – and how can you save money?
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Back to school: How much will it cost in Italy – and how can you save money?

Here’s how international schools can help your child find their life purpose
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Here’s how international schools can help your child find their life purpose

Covid-19: Italian schools set to keep using masks and distancing from September

Covid-19: Italian schools set to keep using masks and distancing from September

Covid-19: Concerns remain about testing as two-thirds of Italian pupils return to school

Covid-19: Concerns remain about testing as two-thirds of Italian pupils return to school

Italy to reopen primary schools amid ‘very early signs of slowdown’ in infections

Italy to reopen primary schools amid ‘very early signs of slowdown’ in infections

Schools to close in Covid ‘red zones’ as Italian PM signs new emergency decree

Schools to close in Covid ‘red zones’ as Italian PM signs new emergency decree

Concern grows about distance learning as Italy extends high school closures

Concern grows about distance learning as Italy extends high school closures

‘Absurd situation’: Why teachers in Italy are up in arms ahead of the return to school
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‘Absurd situation’: Why teachers in Italy are up in arms ahead of the return to school

Italian pupils protest school Covid closure with street learning

Italian pupils protest school Covid closure with street learning

UPDATE: How Italy’s regions are tightening Covid-19 restrictions

UPDATE: How Italy’s regions are tightening Covid-19 restrictions

‘The first week back at school in Italy went well – then came the elections and strikes’

‘The first week back at school in Italy went well – then came the elections and strikes’

‘Thermometers and Buzz Lightyear: How our family managed the return to school in Italy’

‘Thermometers and Buzz Lightyear: How our family managed the return to school in Italy’

What happens if there’s a Covid-19 outbreak in Italian schools?

What happens if there’s a Covid-19 outbreak in Italian schools?

IN PHOTOS: Schools start to reopen in Italy after six-month closure

IN PHOTOS: Schools start to reopen in Italy after six-month closure

Absent teachers and no desks: Italian PM vows to fix problems with school reopening

Absent teachers and no desks: Italian PM vows to fix problems with school reopening

Italy’s head teachers voice concerns ahead of school reopening

Italy’s head teachers voice concerns ahead of school reopening

Can outdoor teaching enable Italy to safely reopen schools?

Can outdoor teaching enable Italy to safely reopen schools?

How Denmark got its children back to school so soon after lockdown

How Denmark got its children back to school so soon after lockdown

Could rebuilding Italy’s crumbling roads and bridges save the post-lockdown economy?

Could rebuilding Italy’s crumbling roads and bridges save the post-lockdown economy?

‘Educational crisis’: Italy’s schools compare badly with the rest of Europe, study finds

‘Educational crisis’: Italy’s schools compare badly with the rest of Europe, study finds

Italian schools and vaccination: Here’s what you need to know

Italian schools and vaccination: Here’s what you need to know

Exorcism: Italian teachers offered training course on ‘correct practice’

Exorcism: Italian teachers offered training course on ‘correct practice’

Denying school lunch subsidies to immigrant children is discrimination, Italian court rules

Denying school lunch subsidies to immigrant children is discrimination, Italian court rules

Give kids less homework over Christmas, says minister

Give kids less homework over Christmas, says minister

Italian teachers some of the least respected in the world

Italian teachers some of the least respected in the world

Italian high schoolers caught on video threatening teacher over grades

Italian high schoolers caught on video threatening teacher over grades

Italian teachers start school term with strike

Italian teachers start school term with strike

Italy amends law to allow kids to go home from school alone

Italy amends law to allow kids to go home from school alone

‘Better sex education will help tackle gendered violence in Italy’

‘Better sex education will help tackle gendered violence in Italy’

Roof collapses at two Milan schools in one week

Roof collapses at two Milan schools in one week

Bologna schools told to reinstate Easter blessings

Bologna schools told to reinstate Easter blessings

Suicide bid sparks fresh calls for Italy cyberbullying law

Suicide bid sparks fresh calls for Italy cyberbullying law

Italy approves school reforms amid protest

Italy approves school reforms amid protest

Life’s better in Italy, say expat mums

Life’s better in Italy, say expat mums

Ferrara lawyers want crucifixes back in court

Ferrara lawyers want crucifixes back in court

Should Italy cut its school summer break?

Should Italy cut its school summer break?

Italy approves use of rapid airport-style coronavirus tests in schools

Italy approves use of rapid airport-style coronavirus tests in schools

Covid-19: Italian schools report 13,000 positive cases among staff ahead of reopening

Covid-19: Italian schools report 13,000 positive cases among staff ahead of reopening

How Italian schools are preparing for the return to class next week

How Italian schools are preparing for the return to class next week

‘Italy must teach children in English’: minister

‘Italy must teach children in English’: minister

Sex sold in 14 percent of Italian schools – survey

Sex sold in 14 percent of Italian schools – survey

Italian schoolboys taught not to kill women

Italian schoolboys taught not to kill women

‘Teachers must change their view of foreigners’

‘Teachers must change their view of foreigners’

‘The risk rises sharply’: Italy to ban singing when schools reopen

‘The risk rises sharply’: Italy to ban singing when schools reopen

Everything that changes in Italy in September 2020
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Everything that changes in Italy in September 2020

Covid-19: These are the health measures for Italy’s schools from September

Covid-19: These are the health measures for Italy’s schools from September

Covid-19: Italy calls summit on school reopening after teaching staff test positive

Covid-19: Italy calls summit on school reopening after teaching staff test positive

Italy’s schools close as teachers fight reform

Italy’s schools close as teachers fight reform

Italy’s ‘rigid’ education system stifles job market

Italy’s ‘rigid’ education system stifles job market

Italy citizenship reform to affect 400,000 children

Italy citizenship reform to affect 400,000 children