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TALK TO ME – SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF YOUR NEW COUNTRY Liisa Peltomaa and Anne-Marie Salonen DKG Finland State and Gamma Chapter in Turku DKG Regional Conference in Baden-Baden 2011. DKG Γ Chapter Finland and Association Daisy Ladies

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TALK TO ME –

SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF YOUR NEW COUNTRY

Liisa Peltomaa and Anne-Marie Salonen

DKG Finland State and Gamma Chapter in Turku

DKG RegionalConference in Baden-Baden

2011


DKG ΓChapter Finland

and

Association DaisyLadies

Aim to participate in cooperation

in which

Knowledge is power

into which

Language is the key


  • Association DaisyLadies

  • A social network for immigrantwomen

  • in Finland founded in 2002 to

  • Bringculturestogether and supporteach

  • one’sownculturalidentity*

  • Act as an association thatdevelopsevery

  • kind of equality*

  • Increasepossibilities for education and

  • Employment*

  • Languageteaching*


Staff
Staff

2 salariedworkers

Part-time and long-termvolunteersfromwomen’sorganizationslike DKG and UNIFEM


  • Association DaisyLadies

  • The waysitworks

  • Information and advice

  • Membergatherings

  • Supportingeachother

  • Lectures, seminars, workshops, visits and

  • courses*


  • Association DaisyLadies

  • Activitiestogether

  • Handicrafts

  • Sports

  • Cooking

  • Fun

  • Studiesabout

  • Finnishsociety

  • Celebratingevents*


Selection of participants
Selection of participants

  • on application

  • 50-60 participants per year

  • length of attendancefewmonthsup to oneyear

  • length of attendancefewmonthsup to oneyear*


Methods
Methods

  • Interview – getting to knoweachother

  • Distributinglists of terms and phrases

  • Repeatingafter the instructor/ and readingaloudalltogether

  • Questions and repliesbyinstructors and byeachparticipants

  • Pictures, gestures and signlanguage

  • Aim to activateeveryone*


Signitures of the participants
Signitures of the participants


Content of our course
Content of ourcourse


New themes this year
New themesthisyear

  • Health and illnesses

  • Education

  • Customs and habits

  • Colours

  • Numerals

  • Festivities and religiousholidays

  • Trafficsigns

  • Energy


Countries of the participants
Countries of the participants

  • Therewerewomenfrom

  • Afganistan

  • China

  • Irak

  • Iran

  • Korea

  • Kosovo

  • Morocco

  • Nepal

  • Russia

  • Somalia

  • Turkey

  • Thailand

  • Vietnam


Funding
Funding

  • City of Turku

  • Finland’s Slot Machine Association (RAY)

  • The Social Insurance Institution of Finland

  • Ministry for the Interior Affairs and Ministry of Education and Culture


Problems
Problems

  • Differences in the intellectuallevels of the ladies – somewelleducated and somealmostilliterate

  • Groupsaretoolarge

  • Muchtimespent on interpreting*


What they like and not like
Whattheylike and notlike

Understanding the text


What they like and not like1
Whattheylike and notlike

Understanding the text


Photos of association daisy ladies
Photos of Association DaisyLadies


Photos of association daisy ladies1
Photos of Association DaisyLadies


Photos of association daisy ladies2
Photos of Association DaisyLadies


Thank you for your attendance
Thankyou for yourattendance!

Baden-Baden 2011


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