In this paper, we explore the relationship between young people of the second generation of migrants and the school institution. The research was conducted in a professional institute for tourism in Rome. Data are composed by sociolinguistic interviews, evaluation texts and extralinguistic informations concerning Latin American students. The analysis of the texts corrections reveals the relationship between teacher and student and, more generally, the relationship between culture of origin and arrival educational system. Moreover, data reveal the construction of a new role of some of the students that serves as a bridge between ingroup and outgroup and avoids the reproduction of social differences and disparities. Starting from data, it is possible to outline an overall picture of the identities, expectations and needs of the second generation of migrants.
Keywords: Latin American migration, school, second generation of migrants