If you would like to learn a Scandinavian language with qualified native speakers, ScanLang is the right place for you! For us, a good language course is made up of the following components:
We consider training in small groups the ideal form of teaching. A limited amount of participants allows the teacher to address the needs and questions of all participants individually, but in contrast to one-to-one classes, it allows communication with others, which supports the learning process. In a small group, it is possible to hold conversation exercises and try out the new language in a realistic but "safe" environment. For these reasons, our language courses are limited to a maximum of six participants.
Our course trainers are all native speakers of the language they teach. Having grown up with the language and culture, they are able to convey “insider knowledge”. However, in order to teach a language, theoretical and pedagogical knowledge is also necessary – therefore, we work exclusively with qualified teachers who have completed a linguistic/pedagogical education.
When learning, it is important to have objectives. However, we are of the opinion that objectives should be adapted to the learners, not the other way around: It does not make much sense to go through a textbook within a standardised period of time if this means there is not enough time to cover difficult topics in depth and a learner may need to repeat the course to reach their learning goal.
In our standard courses, we cover all four skills of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (speaking, listening, reading and writing) are taken into consideration. If required, we can also organise special courses with an emphasis on one particular skill (eg. speaking) or dedicated to a certain topic (e.g. holidays).
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LKW Walter: Finnish A1-B1;
AMS: Finnish, advanced stage