Social and training needs for the emancipation of migrant women in Second Language courses


The article examines the specific social and training needs of migrant women from the content analysis of 60 interviews carried out in Second Language (SL) schools in the city of Rome. The feminization of migratory flows has increasingly led us to reflect on the peculiarities of the experience of migrant women in the context of inclusion paths as bearers of needs related to gender belonging, as well as elements concerning the socio-economic and cultural condition. The educational environments of language learning in the country of immigration appear to be privileged spaces for the conquest of a voice, for the narration of the self, for the emergence of personal needs and for the encounter and construction of intercultural relations, useful to start paths of emancipation and empowerment, counteracting the risk of social exclusion.