Anneli Haake
Founder & Director

I am Dr. Anneli B. Haake. I am a native Swedish teacher and the founder and director of Swedish Made Easy. I’m the author of Teach Yourself Complete Swedish, I create online Swedish courses and I teach online. I can help you with every aspect of the Swedish language, from basic beginners to advanced business/academic. I am particularly passionate about developing speaking and listening skills.

As a Swedish teacher, I have taught over 20,000 hours since 2005 to adult learners in Europe, Asia and US. I have also over 10 years experience of translating, subtitling and proof reading, both English -> Swedish and Swedish -> English, and I have worked as a language tutor at Middlesex University for their BA Interpreting and Translation students.

In 2019 and 2020, I was the Swedish Teacher in the BBC Two TV-programme Twinstitute.

I am based in Brighton, UK (and US occasionally), but I was born and bred in Sweden (Stockholm and Dalarna) and lived there all my life until I was 25. When I am not teaching Swedish online, I make music (Janis), board dogs with my husband in Brighton, help other language teachers setting up their own businesses.

Daniel Lind
Teaching Associate

My name is Daniel, born and raised in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. I have worked in education since 2008, helping students of all ages to reach their potential. Being multilingual (Swedish, English, Polish), I have a passion for languages and tutoring Swedish in particular.

I’ve been teaching Swedish in the UK since 2013, and I have taught over 5,000 hours. Regardless of the level you are at, I tailor the lessons to your specific needs. I am specifically interested in helping learners to read and write better, and I run our online language café.

I also teach children and young people online: children and young people living abroad who need flexible tuition in Swedish, and also Swedish-born children who need extra tuition in English.

Beyond teaching, I work as a translator; both English -> Swedish and Swedish -> English. I have for example translated Short Stories in Swedish for Beginners (2020).

I am also a published author (Steampunk FairytalesThe Clause Conundrum) and I love writing (and watching football!). I live in London with my wife and my two children.

Stefan Holmström
Project Associate

Stefan Holmström is collaborating regularly with Swedish Made Easy, particularly as a co-creator of the course Speak Like a Swede, and also in workshops and events relating to Swedish pronunciation. 

Stefan Holmström is a professional opera singer and singing teacher working with singers of all genres and levels using Estill Voice Training (EVT) as a baseline for safe and sustainable voice use. He offers online vocal training and workshops from his studio in Brighton, UK.

Stefan has performed in a wide variety of roles in opera, musical theatre and concerts in Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Germany, Greece and in the UK at venues like Glyndebourne, Grange Park Opera, Opera Holland Park and as a member of the Phantom of the Opera Company at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London.