About me

My name is Fredrik and I grew up in a small town close to Gothenburg, Sweden.

In my life I’ve spent a lot of time exploring the world and learning languages, and
I have lived in Australia, Turkey, Hungary, and currently living in Valencia, Spain.

I speak fluent Swedish, English and Spanish, and I have a conversational level in French, Portuguese, Hungarian, Czech and Russian.

The more I found out about language learning, the more I realised how unfriendly traditional methods are to the brain, with their heavy focus on grammar, formal language and textbooks.

The saddest thing is that we actually think we’re bad at languages, when in reality we’re just taught bad methods.

By trying out different methods myself, as well as learning from other polyglots, I discovered methods that were much more efficient!

At the same time I realised that a lot of people struggle with learning my own mother tongue – Swedish. Many challenges are different than in other languages, and there were especially not many resources for intermediate learners.

I decided to try and help Swedish learners.

I started the Simple Swedish Podcast, my YouTube channel,
and I started teaching Swedish online using only my own materials and methods.

Then I moved on to creating a course for the most difficult part of learning Swedish – to get from an intermediate to an advanced level – the Strong Swedish course.

My most recent project is as co-founder of Language Lock-in, a unique program for Swedish learners who want to challenge themselves, and speak ONLY SWEDISH for nine days straight! Click here to read more.

I really enjoy these activities, and I keep finding out about new ways I can help people on their Swedish journey.