Hestia Language Institute was founded in 1980 by Birgitta Barnes. Having lived for some years in a few foreign countries accompanying her husband, the family returned to Sweden with their bilingual children. Assisting their endeavor developing both English and Swedish made Birgitta Barnes realize her interest in language and communication and its importance in the world of today. It became a natural choice to procure formal education within the field and make use of her experience and qualifications by starting Hestia Language Institute.
30 years later, the company has grown but Hestia is still a family business, maintaining a personal atmosphere within the organisation and education. Amongst the clients are private persons and companies as well as higher educational institutions.
"Having moved from overseas to Sweden, several of our family members have attended the Hestia Language Institute. This has greatly contributed to our success in mastering the language, and hereby finding a wide entrance into the business environment, into every day life`s challenges, and meeting expectations of our mission, dwelling and operating in Sweden"