Migrants help Italian police overcome poor English skills


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Migrants help Italian police overcome poor English skills

Migrants are teaching English to police in Caltanissetta. Photo: Fernanda Bellomo

Migrants help Italian police overcome poor English skills

The Local · 20 May 2016, 14:05

Published: 20 May 2016 14:04 GMT+02:00
Updated: 20 May 2016 14:05 GMT+02:00

The move comes after local officers complained to local police chief, Diego Peruga, that they could no longer carry out their jobs effectively due to their lack of foreign language skills.

The city, which is located in the mountains of central Sicily, sees thousands of foreign visitors and migrants pass through each year. But the local police struggle to provide them with support as they are unable to do simple things like provide people with directions in English.

After repeated requests for language lessons, Peruga broached the topic with…

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