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LearnSweden is owned by Per Svangren and Valarie Budayr. Together they have over 30 years experience as thought leaders in education and educational development. Learnsweden was created from Per’s private day school, Botkyrka Friskola, in Stockholm, Sweden. For the last 15 years, they have provided education to 400 students annually between the ages of 6-16.
After several years of wanting to study Swedish properly, Valarie found her way to LearnSweden, where she proceeded to take 6 courses in Swedish. This was the spark which started her work at LearnSweden not just as a student but as a business consultant. After several months of fun and satisfying work, Valarie joined the LearnSweden team as one of its owners. Valarie comes to LearnSweden with a long history as an educator, a strong background in program development, and school administration.
Together, we have the privilege of combining our love of Sweden, our great commitment to quality education, and online learning all together. It has been such a rewarding experience to create an online community of people who love Sweden as much as we do.
Per Svangren is LearnSweden´s founder and CEO. He has nearly three decades of experience in the educational field and is also the founder of Botkyrka Friskola, a private day school in Stockholm, serving 400 students a year.
Valarie Budayr is co-owner and Director of Public Relations. For twenty years she has been a catalyst in creating inspiring and motivating learning programs in schools and universities across the eastern United States. An award winning classical composer and teacher ,Valarie has embraced e-learning with a passion and enjoys learning, teaching, and developing fun programs for online learning.
Learn Sweden Skype course was just what I needed to learn conversational
Swedish. I had already taken some evening classes in Swedish where I lived, but
they were primarily geared to learning to read and write the language. I was
ready to learn to speak and understand spoken Swedish, but there were no
opportunities until Learn Sweden popped up on my radar.