Do you speak English?


Guest list:

  1. Ester Martelli – Founder of International School Bologna
  2. Andrea Magelli – Founder of You Can Group
  3. Serena Bersani – President ASER
  4. Alberto Ronzani – Commercial Director of Birra Ronzani
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Ester Martelli

How often do you use English for business in Bologna? most of the time

How important is speaking English for the city? very important especially for jobs

Is English essential for you or just useful? essential

Do you know many people here that speak English? a lot of people including friends and work colleagues

Do you use English on social networks? yes

Do you think Bologna is doing enough to promote itself in the English speaking world? much more could be done

What more can we do to show this city is ready for foreign investment? more international collaboration

Are local businesses ‘English language friendly’? a few are, yes

Why should native English speakers come to Bologna? there’s already a lot of international workers here

Is it worth learning English and why? yes, because you can go anywhere with it

What’s your advice for trying to learn English? start to learn as young as possible

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Andrea Magelli

How often do you use English for business in Bologna? very often

How important is speaking English for the city? always very important

Is English essential for you or just useful? essential

Do you know many people here that speak English? yes, many people

Do you use English on social networks? yes

Do you think Bologna is doing enough to promote itself in the English speaking world? no

What more can we do to show this city is ready for foreign investment? invest more in the right people here

Are local businesses ‘English language friendly’? yes

Why should native English speakers come to Bologna? everything – but it’s also for anyone to come to Bologna

Is it worth learning English and why? certainly, especially for business and traveling

What’s your advice for trying to learn English? go abroad and host international people at home

 

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Serena Bersani

How often do you use English for business in Bologna? very little

How important is speaking English for the city? very important

Is English essential for you or just useful? it’s useful but also important in life

Do you know many people here that speak English? lots of people though not so fluently

Do you use English on social networks? no but I can understand it

Do you think Bologna is doing enough to promote itself in the English speaking world? probably not as much as is needed

What more can we do to show this city is ready for foreign investment? communication is the key to show we are better prepared

Are local businesses ‘English language friendly’? some are certainly

Why should native English speakers come to Bologna? we have a lot to offer locally and regionally

Is it worth learning English and why? yes, as it’s a universal language

What’s your advice for trying to learn English? fall in love with a native speaker!

 

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Alberto Ronzani

How often do you use English for business in Bologna? never

How important is speaking English for the city? it’s necessary

Is English essential for you or just useful? I never use it

Do you know many people here that speak English? quite a lot of people

Do you use English on social networks? no

Do you think Bologna is doing enough to promote itself in the English speaking world? definitely not

What more can we do to show this city is ready for foreign investment? one example could be to use Bologna Football Club as a good model regarding the American influence now

Are local businesses ‘English language friendly’? yes and no

Why should native English speakers come to Bologna? because this is a beautiful city

Is it worth learning English and why? yes, because it gives you a great advantage

What’s your advice for trying to learn English? go abroad to live and work for a while

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