W.O.M.E.N has since the beginning been active in demanding better access to Icelandic classes for foreigners.
We advocate for the assessment and recognition of foreign education and training so that immigrant women have the opportunity to work in positions appropriate to their background and will thereby increase their self-confidence and self-respect.
We also encourage and support foreign women to continue their education.
We offer computer classes for women of foreign origin.
We take an active role in public discourse of the Icelandic language, the teaching of Icelandic as a foreign language and the education of immigrant staff.
Last Tuesday W.O.M.E.N. organised in cooperation with LS retail a 2 hours CV workshop at the city library Grófin. Many women of foreign origin have to rethink their careers when moving to Iceland: they can’t find a job in their former line of work or study, and Icelandic language is often a barrier. The way…
On the day of Icelandic Language we presented our project “The Women’s Table”. Huldumál (Student association of Icelandic as a second language at the University of Iceland) and Mímir (Student association in Icelandic, general linguistics and sign language at the University of Iceland) organised the event. Thanks for the invite!
The Women’s Table #3 was held yesterday evening in Gröndalshús. Women of different origin and different level came together and discussed literature in Icelandic. Karítas Hrundar Pálsdóttir gave us a presentation about her books Árstíðir and Dagatal, stories for learners, and answered our questions. We then discussed the topic “Literature to learn Icelandic. What do we need?”…
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