FAQ

How much does a lesson cost?

PRICES

Swedish lessons for adults with a Swedish teacher

  • £37 per Swedish lesson per person, buy 10 lessons for £340 (bigger packages are also available on request)
  • 20% off your first single lesson with us
Swedish lessons for children and young people with a Swedish teacher
  • 5 lessons for £170 per pupil (bigger packages available on request)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • 50 min lessons
  • 48 hour cancellation policy
  • Payment in advance (when booking)

– For a full price list and bespoke offers, get in touch

Accepted payments are Paypal and most credit cards.

Can I get an invoice or a receipt?

Of course!
 
1.When you book a lesson, you will automatically get a Product Order receipt to your e-mail address.
2. We can also create an invoice through paypal that you can pay against.
3. If you wish, we can send also you a traditional invoice in Word/pdf, and/or also a receipt in Word/pdf.

Just tell us what you would prefer!

What is your teaching schedule?

We teach Mondays to Fridays, mornings, daytime and evenings (UK time). 

How long will it take before I can speak decent Swedish?

Let’s start by being honest and say that you will not be able to become fluent in Swedish in 1 or 2 weeks. Anyone claiming that is possible, is simply lying.

Language learning is a long process – a bit more like a marathon than a quick sprint. Be wary of claims that you can learn a language fluently in x days/months, there are no miracle methods. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

That said, you can learn quite a lot in a short space of time, especially if you also practice in between lessons.

However, it is hard to say how long it will take for someone to make a certain progress, as there are a number of factors that come in to play.

Some of them are individual learning pace in general, previous knowledge of grammar (those with much knowledge tends to progress faster), how much homework the learner is able to do between lessons (faster if more homework), and also if the learner has any particular areas that they find challenging.

Quick learners can reach level A1 in about 20 tuition hours, whereas some might need 30 or more. But of course, you can learn a some basic conversational phrases to get by in only a few hours!

The course books that we work with cover levels A1-C1:

A1: Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2: Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1: Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2: Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1: Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Here is a broad guideline based on how many hours you spend doing homework, in relation to tuition hours, and also in relation to whether you are a fast, medium or a slower learner (but by no means an exact measurement!):

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I don't know what my current level of Swedish is!

No problem, you can download a self-test here that will give you a good idea of your current level.

Are you native speakers?

Yes, we are all native speakers.

What is your teaching experience and background?

We all have extensive teaching experience. Have a look at our backgrounds here.

What can I expect from a lesson?

A lesson usually looks like this:

  • brief improvised conversation
  • going through previous homework
  • working together with the course material
  • new homework for next lesson being given (for ex writing tasks, grammar exercises, listening exercises). You will need to send your homework back to your teacher before the next lesson.

After every third chapter in the course material (A1-B2), you will do a test.

You can read what some of the previous students have said here. 

Hur funkar det med lektioner för barn?

Daniel erbjuder lektioner i svenska för barn och ungdomar. Han har undervisat på högstadienivå i Storbritannien i sju år och på låg- och mellanstadienivå i fyra år, samt 4 år online med Swedish Made Easy. Han har erfarenhet av att hjälpa barn i olika åldrar och på olika nivåer, och har även arbetat med barn som har inlärningssvårigheter. 

“Jag varvar läsning med talträning men skräddarsyr lektionerna efter vad barnet behöver för att gå vidare, och utifrån deras förmåga. Först och främst är det viktigt att det finns en grogrund för att lära sig och det kommer med självförtroende. Därför ser jag alltid till att det finns på plats först. För de elever som har en god språkbas har jag små projekt med som tar 2-3 lektioner.”

Daniel använder kursmaterial framställt i Sverige, kombinerat med eget beprövat material som han använt i sin undervisning i många år, och följer svensk kursplan för utlandsboende. 

Daniel skriver alltid en lektionslogg efter varje avslutad lektion som du som förälder är välkommen att läsa och ge synpunkter på. Han finns även tillgänglig via  e-mail om du vill ställa frågor eller komma med förslag.

Do I need to do homework?

No, you don’t. But we do recommend it, if you want to progress your Swedish. If you don’t do any homework, you need to accept that your progress will be significantly slower. This is why we always recommend getting used to doing homework after every Swedish lesson. This is the way for you to get more for your money! Interaction and contact are at a premium if you’re self-teaching, so try to stay focused to make the most out of your paid lessons.

You need to send your homework to your teacher before the next lesson. We encourage students to write their homework into template documents, which you will get access to when you start with us. After every third chapter in the course book Rivstart, you will do a diagnostic test to make sure you are ready to move further.

You also need to set aside some time to revise what you have already learnt. We recommend to budget approximately 2 hours after one Skype lesson. It’s good practice to break the revision into smaller chunks. This could for example be:

  • 30 min doing your homework for next lesson
  • 15-30 min practicing with flashcards the new words you have learnt during the lesson (Swedish Made Easy have several sets already available on Quizlet, but it’s also good to create your own)
  • 15-30 min practicing with flashcards words you have learnt previously
  • 30 min revising exercises you have done previously (for ex creating sentences using old vocabulary, recording your voice when you speak)
 

What kind of material do you use? Do I need to get books?

Yes. If you are a beginner or intermediate, then you will most likely need to get hold of text and exercise books. We currently use the course books Rivstart, Form i fokus and Teach Yourself Complete Swedish.

Before you start your lesson, please purchase the Rivstart/Form i fokus right for your level, along with Teach Yourself Complete Swedish. Contact us if you would like to discuss which course books will best suit your needs. Or why not take a test to check your level?

Can I do anything to prepare for my lesson?

Yes, you can!

  • Download our Language Learner Tookit
  • Do your homework
  • Research any vocabulary that you would like to talk about during the improvised conversation
  • Note down any questions or difficulties that have arisen from your homework or other self-practice, and ask us during the lesson
  • Make sure that your internet/wifi is quick enough and any IT equipment is working (headphones, computers, iPads, etc). Ideally have a Plan B if something stops working.
  • Make sure you are in a space where you can concentrate. It’s ok to sit in a space where there are others around, but please make sure they don’t interrupt the session!

Can I share a Skype lesson with someone (my partner or friend for example)?

Yes you can! If you and your partner/friend wanted to do Skype lessons together as a couple, you will get a third off the price per person.

I have more questions

E-mail us swedishmadeeasy (at) gmail.com. We are very happy to have a brief Skype/Zoom before you book, if you want to talk more or have specific questions. 

2 thoughts on “FAQ

  1. hei
    so if i understand right , to reach level a2 it takes about , say for fast learner ,about 200 hours of level and it says for b1 200. does that mean 200 more hours after a2 ?

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