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Mizy Center offers Danish culture classes

A local nonprofit will work with the Danish Embassy in Seoul to offer classes on Danish culture to local elementary school students.

The classes are part of a series of programs offered by Mizy Center, which is operated by the Korean National Commission for Unesco. The center has been running the programs since 2007 to teach students about other countries.

The Danish culture classes begin tomorrow and continue on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until June 1.

“Since 2007, we have collaborated with embassies in Seoul to offer programs about various countries, especially those in Asia and Europe, for Korean students,” Lim Won-jin, a Mizy Center official, said. “The main audience for our program is elementary school students, who generally have fewer chances to travel abroad or learn foreign languages.”

According to the center, the classes will be taught by Danish Embassy staff and will include cooking lessons and other cultural experiences. One class taught by Danish Embassy official Lasse Qvist will introduce books by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. Children will be invited to draw pictures of Andersen and the stories in the books.

The center offers similar programs for middle and high school students.

“About 100 middle and high school students and 200 elementary school students have applied for our programs,” Lim said.

Programs will be conducted in English, but an interpreter will be present. Classes are two hours long and cost 5,000 won ($4.62) each. To apply, visit www.mizy.net.

By Kim Hee-jin [heejin@joongang.co.kr]
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