languages are being introduced in our schools, both as curricular and as
optional subjects. Perhaps the most recent example is the second foreign
language at middle school level. But there is also a whole range of native
languages in our classes – the result of the raising number of immigrant
students, which also means that Italian itself is changing its status as a
language of instruction. However, my main point in this paper will be that,
because English is in most cases the first foreign language, its role can and
should change in a plurilingual curriculum.