Hestia Language Institute was founded in the1980th 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, the importance of good language knowledge in order to ensure adequate communication, became only too obvious. As a consequence, Birgitta Barnes decided to offer formal education within the field and make use of her experience and qualifications by starting Hestia Language Institute. More than 35 years later, the company has grown but Hestia is still a family business, maintaining a personal atmosphere within the organisation and education.
Our way of teaching:
Many years of experience have proven, that the most efficient way of learning a language is via its structure; its grammar. In order to make the learning fast and efficient, the grammar is explained in English. Having understood the structure, it becomes not only possible, but also easy and therefore enjoyable to keep adding vocabulary on ones own. Since it´s a well known fact, that writing enhances the memory, we practice spoken as well as written Swedish alongside. Pronunciation as close as possible to the target language is another absolute goal.
"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"