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| 6.apr.2017

"Kom" and practice your Danish at SMK

SMK launches a new, experimental social event where languages and cultures come together over art and coffee. All are welcome.

Would you like to practice your Danish language skills? Or help others do that? And would you like to do that over a nice cup of coffee amongst 700 years of art? Then SMK KOM may be just the thing for you.

We have launched SMK KOM because we saw a great need for this kind of initiative. We know that talking about art has very special potential. Conversations based on art soon engage with life experiences, identity and emotions. And that’s very motivational when you’re learning a new language and entering into new social spheres and communities, explains art educator Julie Johnsen.

Every Wednesday between 16.00 and 19.00 you can visit the SMK KOM social event at the National Gallery of Denmark to speak Danish, look at art and meet new people. It is absolutely free, everyone is welcome – and the first event has just taken place.

From Eritrea, Russia and Syria – to Denmark

Around 30 people with roots as far afield as Spain, Russia, Eritrea, Syria and Nepal took part in the first SMK KOM event. Together, they used each other and the realm of art to practice their Danish language skills.

You help decide what happens

Around 30 people with roots as far afield as Spain, Russia, Eritrea, Syria and Nepal took part in the first SMK KOM event. Together, they used each other and the realm of art to practice their Danish language skills.

SMK KOM has grown out of SMK’s collaboration with language schools. SMK has worked with language schools since 2013.

By now we have built a large network of people who do not have Danish as their first language. Now we launch a new format where anything and everything can happen. At SMK KOM you help decide what happens, says Julie Johnsen.

Practical information

Where
Statens Museum for Kunst, Sølvgade 48-50, København. Wee meet in the Sculpture Street.

When
Every wednesday from 15 march - 28 june. From 16-19. (You are welcome to arrive and leave at any time within this period).

Who can join?
Language school students/course participants and anyone else who wants to practice their Danish.

How much does it cost?
The event is free, and participants get free admission to the museum. No advance registration required.

Do you have any other question about the event? Then feel free to contact Julie Johnsen via julie.johnsen_@_smk.dk.

Updated: 11.jul.2017
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