...started with our founder, Michelle R. Østbø, our friends and the helpful staff in the library in Sandnes.

ADLE came to be

....because there was a need for a place where we would practice speaking the Norwegian language, and a need to get to know the city and the local environment better.

...because learning the Norwegian language is the key to better integration in the Norway. We know how learning the language is important, that is why our activities are made to supplement Norwegian language courses.

...because we are an international community. We also celebrate our diversity and take with us the best of our cultures. One of our goals is to have this diversity contribute to a better society we live in today.

...because of the continued efforts of our members, volunteers, partners and supporters from Sandnes, Stavanger, and other parts of the world.

To contribute to our organizations goals:

  1. We have Norwegian conversation group where our members and guests can practice speaking the Norwegian language.
  2. We collaborate various multicultural activities with the Municipality of Sandnes and other local institutions.
  3. We learn and explore methods to promote good leadership and communication; address issues of migration and contribute to Sandnes as a community.