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The Department of Portuguese of FAH is pleased to invite all those interested to attend the “DPORT Lecture Series – FALL 2021” to be held from December 01 to 03, 2021, at 4:00pm, via Zoom.

Please find below the details for the December 01, 2021 session:

Prof. Lorenzo ROCCA

Società Dante Alighieri

The Council of Europe LIAM project: aims and concrete resources

In my talk, I will address the role of the Council of Europe, the European continent’s leading human rights organization, particularly focusing the attention on its endeavour of supporting the linguistic integration of adult migrants (LIAM).

Respecting learners’ identity, their linguistic and cultural diversity, their particular personal circumstances and their varying educational biographies, is key to achieve the goals provided by the actions undertaken for LIAM.

I will give concrete examples of such actions, highlighting resources in place, as well as suggestions for stakeholders. More in details, I will present two tools developed by the Council of Europe and aimed to address the most vulnerable learners, represented in the first case by refugees and in the second case by migrants with low literacy profiles.


Lorenzo Rocca has a postgraduate degree in the Didactics of L2 Italian. After having been a teacher of Italian as a Foreign Language, he worked at the University for Foreigners of Perugia. His duties ranged from marking and examining to item writing and running seminars for teacher training.

Since 2006 he is responsible of research projects at national and supranational level focused on connections between teaching and assessment in the migration context; within this focus he has published articles, syllabi for language provision and specifications for exams for adult migrants.

Within ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe) Lorenzo is an expert member, a member of the Board of Trustees and the chair of LAMI (Language Assessment for Migrants’ Integration) since 2008.

Within the Council of Europe, he is a linguistic expert and member of the LIAM (Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants) project since 2014.

In 2020 he was awarded with the national scientific qualification as Associate Professor and in 2021 he joined as Consultant the Società Dante Alighieri.


Teresa Brandão Oliveira

This presentation will address the multiple intelligences theory and its relationship with the different learning styles and the art in classes of Portuguese.


Teresa Brandão Oliveira holds a Master degree in Portuguese Studies. She teaches in a secondary teacher, writes textbooks and other resources to teach and assess L1 and L2 Portuguese, and is a teacher trainer. She collaborates with national and international organizations in issues related to language teaching to migrant young learners.


ZOOM LINK: https://umac.zoom.us/j/96575800447