Elite Italian University Struggles With Shift to English

Francesco Anselmi for The Chronicle

Kaya Lacki, an English instructor, leads a class of university administrators at the Polytechnic U. of Milan. The university has begun an effort to make English the primary language of instruction.
June 03, 2013

In a small classroom at the Polytechnic University of Milan, six students sit around a table and, in slow, hesitant English, discuss the answers to a true-or-false test on various customs around the world.

"Number 19 is false," says Kaya Lacki, an...

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