Game SWE

Swedish for Game Developers

Learn Swedish

TOGETHER WITH OTHER GAME
DEVELOPERS IN THE COMMUNITY

Game SWE

Swedish for Game Developers

Learn Swedish

TOGETHER WITH OTHER GAME DEVELOPERS IN THE COMMUNITY

GameSWE Fall/Winter 2024

Welcome to GameSWE - Tailored Swedish Language Training for Game Developers

Join our specialized Swedish language program designed specifically for game developers, organized and taught by Like A Native.

Improve your employees wellbeing and your workplace atmosphere by Investing in this tailored Swedish language training program, designed specifically for game developers.

Take a chance and join our existing clients, who describe our courses as 
"a valuable part of our retention strategy". 

The GameSWE program addresses the unique needs of game developers, ensuring they learn Swedish in a way that is relevant to their professional and personal lives in Sweden.

Our courses are unique, with a strong communicative focus from day one.

We emphasize real-life, authentic Swedish and place significant importance on Swedish culture and communication styles.

GameSWE offers courses at various levels (A1-C1), based on the number of registered participants and their current proficiency in Swedish.

Classes are held online, making them easy to fit into participants' busy schedules and accessible from anywhere.

Each term concludes with a super popular in-person meetup, where we gather to learn Swedish and have fun together. 😀 🇸🇪 🥳

The meetup is open to all course participants, offering opportunities for social interaction, networking and practical learning about Swedish language and culture.

HOW TO APPLY IF YOU ARE A
GAME COMPANY?

If you are a GAME COMPANY and want to offer GameSWE to your employees and/or their partners/spouses, click on the button below to apply.

Once we receive your application, you will receive an email with all the details, including a link to the registration form for your employees!

HOW TO APPLY IF YOU ARE AN EMPLOYEE /PARNTER OF AN EMPLOYEE?

If you are an EMPLOYEE or a partner/spouse of an employee at a game company and  will be paying for the course yourself, click on the button below to apply.

We will provide you with all the necessary information on how to register.

NOTE! We also offer installment payments.

Need more information? 
Check the FAQ section at the bottom of the page.

 "We're happy to see that the Swedish course we once designed here at Game Habitat, lives on in the very capable hands of Like A Native. It's a delight to see the course continue to offer our community members' Swedish learning through Like A Native's fun and friendly approach to the art of learning a new language - and create opportunities for friendships and professional networks for the students. We hope many more game developers and their partners will take the chance to learn Swedish and Sweden, and build their social network with GameSWE and Like A Native."
Elin Arvidsson

Community Development Manager 

What is GameSWE?


GameSWE - Swedish for Game Developers is a comprehensive 16-week Swedish language and culture course specifically designed for game developers.   

GameSWE Fall/Winter 2024 runs from 28 August  2024 to 13 December 2024.    

Since 2020, GameSWE has been a successful initiative, initially organized by Game Habitat as the main organizer and coordinator. 

In January of 2023, Peter Lübeck and Game Habitat entrusted us with the project. 

Since taking over GameSWE in January 2023, we've seen incredible growth and success after each round we've conducted.  

After each round of courses we’ve adjusted the program by tailoring the course to meet the unique needs of the game companies and participants. And we continue to do that! Flexibility, and customization is always in focus for us.   

The course is offered at various levels (A1-C1)  based on the participants' proficiency in Swedish.  

Classes are conducted online, but the program culminates in our super popular meetup in Malmö, providing an opportunity for in-person interaction and cultural immersion.  

This meetup is open to all participants, offering a chance for social interaction and a fun-filled language and cultural experience. And, of course, to have fun together! 🥳  

GameSWE offers:  
✅  Small group online Swedish classes  

✅  Instruction by highly-qualified, certified Swedish teachers with over 20 years of experience in adult education and corporate           training  

✅  Customized course material tailored to participants' specific needs 

✅  Interactive course materials fully optimized for online learning   

✅  Access to an online course platform with all materials readily available       
      (ALL COURSE MATERIAL IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: No additional costs for irrelevant & expensive textbooks or workbooks!

✅  In-person meetup for social interaction and practical learning  about the Swedish language and culture  

✅  A chance to interact and meet other game developers within the community

Who can apply?


GameSWE is for:
✅ Game developers / employees at a game company based in Skåne
✅ Partners or spouses of game developers based in Skåne  

WE OFFER FLEXIBLE PAYMENT OPTIONS SO EVERYONE CAN JOIN 🌟

 ✅. EMPLOYER (Game Company)
       You as an employer cover the course fee / your employer covers the course fee    

✅. EMPLOYEE/PARTNER
      You cover the course fee yourself.
      If you are an employee paying for the course, we offer installment payment options.

Who is organizing & teaching the course?


Proven Swedish Language Training for Real Results 

Like A Native is a language training company that takes a unique approach to teaching Swedish

We are a private language education company based in Malmö, and offer tailored language training to companies and online courses for individuals. 

The company is run by Natalia and Bojana, two certified and highly experienced teachers of Swedish as a second language (legitimerade lärare i svenska som andraspråk). 

                                                                                
We've Been There, Done That!
                                                          
With over 20 years of experience in teaching Swedish to adults (private schools, Komvux, university, and corporate language training), we customize our lessons to meet the specific needs of our students

We share our best tips and tricks based on our extensive teaching experience, our own journey of mastering Swedish (Yes, we are successful language learners and non-native speakers of Swedish, too, so we know the challenges our students face first hand!), and the latest research


Our Unique Approach

Our courses are unique because they emphasize a high level of communicative skills from day one, focusing on fluency and real-life Swedish, not the language from textbooks.

We design our own course materials to make our training fun and motivating, with the primary goal of delivering results quickly and effectively

With us you will never study Swedish based on boring, fragmented and expensive course books that lack structure and systematic approach to language learning.

We have organized, coordinated and taught 3 successful rounds of GameSWE since spring 2023 and continue to develop an customize the program to fir our clients needs. 

Want to know more about our approach to corporate language training? CLICK HERE

Here's What Game Companies Have to Say About Our Courses

"Like A Native has been instrumental in helping our employees integrate into Swedish society, particularly in everyday situations like interacting with people in their immediate surroundings. The high-quality classes focus on practical, daily language use, which our team members love. This approach has improved their Swedish and helped them build new networks. Our employees feel more secure and at ease in their new home environment, leading to happier, more integrated lives here in Sweden. Choosing Like A Native has been one of our best decisions for supporting our team's language learning needs."
Sara Ponnert  

Location Manager Malmö

"Like A Native’s courses have greatly boosted our employees' confidence in speaking Swedish here at Massive Entertainment. Their focus on pronunciation and everyday spoken Swedish has alleviated fears of being misunderstood. Natalia and Bojana’s relatable approach as non-native speakers themselves makes their teaching unique and effective. Our employees now use Swedish more confidently, improving their wellbeing and our workplace atmosphere. Investing in these courses has been a valuable part of our retention strategy. We highly recommend Like A Native for their exceptional and effective Swedish language courses."
Laureline Rossigneux

Learning & Development Specialist

MASSIVE ENTERTAINMENT

About the course

COURSE DURATION AND STRUCTURE
Courses run for 16 weeks (from 28 August 2024 to 13 December 2024).

Classes are conducted online (1x or 2x per week) in small groups to enhance interactivity and effectiveness.

WHAT'S INCLUDED 
4 months of weekly online lessons (once or twice a week), 16-week course
    (see Levels & Prices section of the page for more information)

1 x in-person meetup in Malmö

Custom course material tailored to each group's specific needs

Relevant and up-to-date materials to ensure classes are
    both effective and fun

Interactive materials fully adapted for online learning

Access to an our online course platform

Teacher-led classes in smaller groups
    (taught by an experienced, certified Swedish teacher)

All the course material is included in the price.
    (No requirement to invest in any additional textbooks/workbooks.)

Course administration (contact with the game companies, course                      participants, coordination, billing/invoicing, language level                                 screening/assessment, etc.)

Cost for the in-person meetup

If you have any questions about GameSWE, send an email to: hej@likeanative..se

Important Dates

Last day to apply:
30 June 2024
 
Admission replies:
3 to 7 July 2024

Deadline to confirm
your spot in the course:
31 July 2024

Start date:
26 August 2024
 
Finish date:
13 December 2024

Exact dates of the in-person meetup will be announced at course start30

Important Registration Infomation!

Please note that this initial registration step does not guarantee a seat in the course.

Seats will be confirmed after we organize classes based on interest, registrants' language level, and capacity. We will then send a final confirmation to both the company contact persons and the participants.

Admission confirmations will be emailed to everyone between 3 and 7 July 2024. 
Deadline to confirm your spot in the course is 31 July 2024.

Registration operates on a first-come, first-served basis, and a waiting list will be created if we cannot accommodate all registrants for GameSWE Fall/Winter 2024.

Want to know more about our cancellation policy? Check the FAQ section at the bottom of the page. 

Success Stories
Here's What Our GameSWE Students Have to Say

"The lessons during this course were incredibly enjoyable. I had a previous attempt at learning Swedish through SFI, but it didn't quite work out due to the level mismatch. However, this course turned things around for me. The teacher's flexibility and use of unique learning materials truly made a difference in my progress. I can highly recommend Like A Native's courses to anyone looking for an effective and enjoyable learning experience."
Ami Tsurugi

Avalanche Studios Group

""As someone who finds learning languages a bit challenging, let me tell you, this course was a total game-changer! One of the coolest things about it was the emphasis on nailing the pronunciation, which is usually my weak spot. But here's the best part: Bojana is not only a pro at prepping the classes, she's got this awesome energy that's totally inspiring. It's obvious she's super passionate about the topic, and you know what? It made learning Swedish FUN for me. It wasn't a chore at all; it actually became something really exciting and motivating :)."
José Ulloa

Avalanche Studios Group

""I liked how the course was so practical and focused on actual communication/conversation with people instead of it being all theory based where we parrot what's written in a textbook. Plus I like how we during each class could ask questions about the previous class after processing what was taught or just maybe about Sweden/Swedish culture in general."
Anand Dhavle,

Tarsier Studios 

"The way the course was structured worked really well for me. The topics we focused on were very helpful with grasping sentence structure and remembering verb forms and such, which I had a very hard time with in previous lessons. It was also nice to have a bunch of interactive online tools to use outside of class for additional learning. That kind of stuff is hard to get when only using a book.. "
Justin Grant

Tarsier Studios

Levels & Prices

Level A1-A2

180 min online lesson/week (split over 2 sessions á 90 min)
 
✔ 1 x in-person meetup in Malmö
 
Teacher-led classes in small  groups
 
✔ Completely tailor-made course material adapted to level and the particular needs of the participants
 
✔ Relevant and up-to-date course material  

Interactive course material fully adapted to online teaching and learning

✔ Access to an online course platform  

PRICE: 7 400 SEK excl. VAT (moms)
             (course) per person

Also Included in the Price:

64 hours (studietimmar) of teacher-led classes in small groups

All classes taught by an experienced, certified Swedish teacher

  All course materials included
(no extra costs for additional textbooks or workbooks)

✔ Course material that is tailor-made for the group and the participants' needs

Interactive course material that is fully adapted to online teaching and learning

Access to our online course platform with all materials

Course administration (game company and student contact, coordination, billing, language level assessment, etc.).

Cost for the in-person meetu,

Level A2-B1

90 min online lesson/week (1 session á 90 min/week)

1 x in-person meetup in Malmö

Teacher-led classes in small groups
 
Completely tailor-made course material adapted to level and the particular needs of the participants
 
Relevant and up-to-date course material  

Interactive course material fully adapted to online teaching and learning  

Access to an online course platform  

PRICE: 3 700 excl. VAT (moms)
             (course) per person  

Also Included in the Price:

32 hours (studietimmar) teacher-led classes in small groups

All classes taught by an experienced, certified Swedish teacher

All course materials included (no extra costs for additional textbooks or workbooks)

Course material that is tailor-made for the group and the participants' needs

Interactive course material that is fully adapted to online teaching and learning

Access to our online course platform with all materials

Course administration (game company and student contact, coordination, billing, language level assessment, etc.).

Cost for the in-person meetup

Level B1-B2

90 min online lesson/week  (1 session á 90 min/week)

✔ 1 x in-person meetup in Malmö

Teacher-led classes in small groups

Completely tailor-made course material adapted to level and the particular needs of the participants

Relevant and up-to-date course material

Interactive course material fully adapted to online teaching and learning    

Access to an online course platform    

PRICE: 3 700 excl. VAT (moms)
             (course) per person    

Also Included in the Price:

32 hours (studietimmar) teacher-led classes  in small groups

✔ All classes taught by an experienced, certified Swedish teacher

All course materials included (no extra costs for additional textbooks or workbooks)

✔ Course material that is tailor-made for the group and the participants' needs

Interactive course material that is fully adapted to online teaching and learning

✔ Access to our online course platform with all materials

✔ Course administration (game company and student contact, coordination, billing, language level assessment, etc.).

Cost for the in n-person meetup

Level B2 -C1

90 min online lesson/week (1 session á 90 min/week)  

✔ 1 x in-person meetup in Malmö

Teacher-led classes in small  groups

Completely tailor-made course material adapted to level and the particular needs of the participants

Relevant and up-to-date course material  

Interactive course material fully adapted to online teaching and learning  

✔ Access to an online course platform      

PRICE: 3 700 kr excl. VAT (moms)                    (course) per person      

Also Included in the Price:

32 hours (studietimmar) teacher-led classes  in small groups

All classes taught by an experienced, certified Swedish teacher

All course materials included (no extra costs for additional textbooks or workbooks)

Course material that is tailor-made for the group and the participants' needs

Interactive course material that is fully adapted to online teaching and learning

Access to our online course platform with all materials

Course administration (game company and student contact, coordination, billing, language level assessment, etc.).

Cost for the in-person meetup

"I'm grateful for being able to take part in GameSWE, taught by Like A Native. Since the teachers are not native they know what it takes to learn the language. Understanding this, gives them the advantage of knowing how to make it more digestible for us, working people who may not have enough time or strength to spend countless hours on deciding what is worth learning now, and what in the future. In a short amount of time I was able to communicate with Swedish-only-speaking personal of a preschool that my kids attend to. It was s simple conversation, but I still felt like I can manage and was really proud of myself. Thank you! "
Katarzyna Golabek

Avalanche Studios Group

"The course was perfectly balanced in a way that it gave us all aspects of the language at the same time (unlike most of other courses which concentrate mostly on grammar and disregard the pronunciation. The lessons were full of interaction, so we were engaged from the very beginning (unlike it was in all the other courses I've taken before). I'm quite a shy person, but the course motivated me to go out and try speaking with people at least on the level I know (order coffee, talk to the cashier in a supermarket). One other positive thing is that all the course material was tailor-made for the course (there was no "default" book which we had to use), so I was pretty sure the info I'll get will be related to me and I'll be able to use the knowledge I've got in the future.."
Vlad Selishchev

Avalanche Studios Group

FAQ

Please scroll up to the first section of this webpage and click the "APPLY HERE (Game Company)" button. This link will take you to a registration form, where you need to fill in your details as the contact person for your company.

Once we receive your form, we will send an email to the provided address with all the details and a link to a separate registration form, which you can then distribute to your employees. And that’s all you have to do. We’ll take care of the rest!

Yes, but only if you are an employee at a game company or a partner/spouse of an employee at a game company. Please scroll up to the first section of this webpage and click the "APPLY HERE (Employee/Partner)" button.

This link will take you to a registration form where you need to fill in your details. Once we receive your form, we will send an email to the provided address with all the necessary information on how to register.

Your employer if approved. You can also pay for the course yourself if your employer does not finance it. We have had several students choose this option in previous courses. In that case, you will receive an invoice directly from us (Like A Native). Note that VAT (moms) will be added to the price if you pay as an individual. Contact us for exact prices and further details. Installment payments are also possible.

If you prefer to pay for the course in installments, that can be arranged..After the final confirmation of your spot (in August 2024), please inform us of how you would like to pay (all at once or in installments (4, from September to December). 

No, your registration is not binding until you receive a confirmation of your spot. Admission replies will be sent between 3 and 7 July 2024. When you receive your admission reply, you must respond as soon as possible, but no later than 31 July 2024, to confirm your spot. 
Once your spot is confirmed, the registration becomes binding. Read more about the cancellation policy here in the FAQ section, under What's the cancelation policy?

The courses start 26 August 2024.

No, your registration is not binding until we send you an admission reply (3 and 7 July 2024) and you confirm it as soon as possible or 
by 31 July 2024. Payments will start in September 2024, with an option to pay in installments if you are paying for the course yourself.

When you receive your admission reply, you must respond to the email as soon as possible to confirm your spot. Once your spot is confirmed, the registration becomes binding. Read more about the cancellation policy here in the FAQ section, under What's the cancelation policy? 

Our goal is to enable as many members of the community in Skåne to participate in the program, learn Swedish, meet peers, and build their social network. 

The good news is - no. The cost of the course material is included in the price! We use our own material that is tailor-made for each group and the specific needs of our course participants. This allows us to make the course more relevant and up-to-date, making the classes more effective, fun, and motivating.

After teaching Swedish for 20 years at all levels, we have realized that there is no perfect course book out there and that we always missed something. We've always had to add our own course material or adapt the existing one, no matter which course we were teaching. And we have taught many!

We also know and believe that one size doesn't fit all. Each course and group is different, and to make the teaching more effective and lessons more relevant and fun, we always adapt our materials. This ensures we achieve the learning outcomes in the most effective way and that no student ever feels left out.

Our course material is always tailor-made for each group and the specific needs of our course participants within GameSWE. This allows us to make the course more relevant and up-to-date, making the classes more effective, fun, and motivating.

Additionally, online classes demand interactive course material fully adapted to online teaching and learning. Our online course platform allows us to do exactly that. 

No, your registration is not binding until we send out the admission replies (3-7 July 2024) and you jave confirmed your spot (deadline for that is 31 July). Read more about the cancellation policy here in the FAQ section, under What's the cancelation policy? .
Payments will start at the end of September 2024. We offer an option to pay in installments during the course period (September-December).
You can read more about it in the FAQ or contact us by sending an email to: hej@likeanative.se

Yes, of course! We organize courses at all levels,Yes, of course! If you're not a complete beginner, you can always join courses at higher levels. The possibility of starting a group at your particular level will depend on having a sufficient number of registered participants for that level. starting from complete beginners and upwards.

During registration, you will need to choose an approximate level of your Swedish. If you choose anything above "complete beginner," you'll click further to fill in an additional self-assessment form. Both forms are sent as part of your registration.

 After we receive your registration, you will be contacted and provided with further information about the placement/language level screening.  

During registration, you will have to choose an approximate level of your Swedish. If you choose anything above "complete beginner", you'll just click further and fill in an additional self-assessment form. Both are sent as part of your registration. After we've received your registration, you will be contacted and receive further information about the placement/language level screening.

Yes, of course! When registering, choose "complete beginner" and that is enough.

You are not automatically registered for the new round of GameSWE and will need to fill in a new registration form.

If you're already a student of ours, there is no need for additional assessment or language level screening. Just fill in the registration form, and that's enough. If you haven't received a registration link, please ask for one from the contact person for GameSWE at your company. 

Prior to course start, all participants whose spots have been confirmed, will get access to our online course platform, where they will be able to access the course material. Our course material is tailor-made, interactive and fully adapted to online teaching/learning.

The last day to register for GameSWE Fall/Winter 2024 is 30 June, 2024. Admission replies will be sent the participants between 3-7 July 2024. When you receive your admission reply, you must respond to the email as soon as possible to confirm your spot in the course. Deadline for that is 31. July 2024.

After we've received all the confirmations and assembled the groups, game company representatives will get a confirmation email with all the necessary information about their company's registered employees (between 5-9 August 2024).

The courses start on 26 August 2024

After registration closes on 30 June 2024, we will review the registrations, number of participants, and levels.
If you're not a complete beginner,, we'll contact you about the details of our language level screening soon after you've filled in the registration form. Admission replies will be sent between and 3 and 7 July 2024, to the registered participants.
 
When you receive your admission reply, you must respond to the email as soon as possible to confirm your spot in the course. Deadline for that is 31. July 2024.

After we've received all the confirmations and assembled the groups, game company representatives will get a confirmation email with all the necessary information about their company's registered employees (between 5-9 August 2024).

The courses start on 26 August 2024.
 
Read more about the cancellation policy here in the FAQ section, under What's the cancelation policy?  

Classes are held online (except for the in-person meetup). When filling in the registration form, you will be asked to choose among the possible times and select ALL the days and times that work for you.

GameSWE is offered during weekdays:
✔ twice a week (180 min online lesson/week; 2 sessions of 90 min) for levels A1-A2
✔ once a week (90 min online lesson/week; 1 session of 90 min) for levels A2-B1
✔ once a week (90 min online lesson/week; 1 session of 90 min) for levels B2-C1

We offer courses within the following time slots: morning (approx. 8:00-10:00), lunch (approx. 11:00-13:00), and late afternoon (approx. 16:00-18:00). So far, these time slots have proven to work best for our students and their employers.

Which time slot your course will be held depends on the time slot the majority of the participants have chosen, as well as our availability. 

Initial registration is not biniding since it's not an automatic securing of seats. Admission replies will be sent between 3 and 7 July 2024.

When you receive your admission reply as a participant, you have to reply to the email as soon as possible, but at the latest  31 July 2024, in order to make the final confirmation of your spot.

After that the following cancellation policy applies:
 
Up until 3 weeks before course start (Deadline: 12 August 2024): Free cancellation
7-14 days before course start: 50% of the cost
1-6 days before course start: 75% of the cost
From the day of course start (26 August 2024) and forward: 100% of the cost

Note that we reserve the right to cancel the start of a particular group 2 weeks prior to course start if we receive too many cancellations within the same group. If we receive too many cancellations within a certain group of students, it may lead to the group having too few participants to be formed at all. In such an extreme case, we may cancel the group altogether, or some participants may have to switch to a different group at the same level if available. 

The invoices will be sent out during the first week after the course starts. Payment is due 30 days from the invoice date.

All game companies are welcome to work with us, and we offer GameSWE courses to all employers who wish to offer it to their employees.

If your employer hasn't offered this, talk to them and see if it is something they would like to do. In that case, share this webpage or ask them to email us directly at hej@likeanative.se to receive more information. 

Don't worry! If you still have any questions about anything concerning GameSWE, feel free to contact Bojana and Natalia at hej@likeanative.se.