London plays host to a unique 2 day event this weekend, and you’re invited! Nordicana is the very first Scandinavian expo we’ve had here and you can find all the proceedings at the Farmiloe Building in Clerkenwell. Whether you’re learning Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or Finnish, there will be something here for you. Events scheduled include free all-day cinema, food stalls, and Q&As with Swedish novellist Arne Dahl and Danish actresses Marie Askehave (The Killing) and Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen). Some events need to be booked in advance so check the website for details.
You’ll find me with a pile of kanelbullar (Swedish cinnamon buns)!
Blog readers will know that I’m a big fan of using foreign films as a language learning tool, and as a student of Spanish, I will be going to see No this weekend (it doesn’t hurt that it has Gael Garcia Bernal in, either!) Here’s the trailer:
Yet another film festival (I did let you know it’s the season!) to remind you about. If you’re learning a Scandinavian language, this one’s for you. The Nordic Film Festival showcases independent films from Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland.
It’s that time of year again, where we’re all trying to think of fabulous Christmas gifts for family and friends. Don’t worry, I won’t be making these a regular thing all the way through December! I’ve just discovered these magnets which would make a great gift for any language student, and thought I’d share!
These little Magnetic Poetry Kits now come in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Norwegian and Swedish, and are a fun way to practice your writing skills in another language. There’s also a Hebrew alphabet kit, a sign language kit, and a Chinese for Kids kit, but these are a little harder to find.