Education, Pagano (ERA): Even the University of Venice bans Italian students who don’t speak English. It’s the linguistic secession of the North.

After the Politechnic – which from 2014 will offer Master degrees only in English – even the University of Venice, Ca'Foscari, will ban students who do not own an appropriate English certification.

«This is an obvious and serious negation of the right to study in Italy in Italian, and the right to choose which language study. It is not acceptable that the Dean Carlo Carraro uses the knowledge of the English language as a means to have “more selected students”, as he said, as if this would not discriminate anyone.

On the contrary, it does favour the English-speaking countries, and show how the linguistic secession in the Northern university is actually happening.

They choose to quit the education in Italian and turn to English, as if English were the new “terra nullius”, the land of no-one, and not a national language with its share of economical and political interests. Not a viaticum of internationalization, but of colonization». This is the comment of the leader of Esperanto Radikala Asocio, Giorgio Pagano.

«It is disconcerting that the distruction of superior education and, as a consequence, our youths won't be able to acquire a good training in their own mothertongue, is promoted by the Minisrty of Education Profumo, and pursued by the Deans of some of the most important Italian universities, as the Politechnic of Milan and Ca'Foscari. This is absurd: who should create the condition for our youth to stay here, it is actually creating the condition for them to leave. It is well-known that the use of a language which is not the mother tongue as medium of instruction is deleterious because the level of instruction will be mediocre”.

It's time that all these lords, Carraro included, stop to contribute to the decline of the Italian Universities, they must give a chance to the students who don't speak English and give them the access to the Public Universities of our country. Internationalization is possible trough the relaunch and the promotion of Italian culture in our language and not in a foreign one”, Pagano concluded.

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