About Leslla at Itastra
In recent years, thousands of refugees and asylum seekers have arrived at the port of Palermo, including a large number of teenagers without any adult caregivers. They are called Unaccompanied Minors. A significant part of them remains in the city and is placed in Italian language courses of the University of Palermo (ItaStra) within a large inclusion project. They are minors, 15 to 17 years old, without much formal education or training, without competent skills in reading or writing, but with a vast life experience in a multilingual environment and exposure to learning a diversity of new languages.
From 2012 to 2018, ItaStra has accepted more than two thousand Unaccompained minors on its language paths.
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