The Scandinavian Method® teaches you how to analyze a TV series or program in an extremely effective way. So that you remember and use the new vocabulary correctly.
The Scandinavian Method® teaches speaking, listening, writing and reading skills.
The Scandinavian Method® is an officially registered and patented method for learning foreign languages. The name and logo are protected trademarks, and the method can only be taught by qualified and authorised Coaches, because only then it is used correctly and ensures maximum effectiveness.
A) IS THE SCANDINAVIAN METHOD® GROUP COURSE SUITABLE FOR ME?
The group course is best suited and recommended for people who have at least a minimal knowledge of English.
No level is too low, but it's usual that the audio-visual material such as films and series are above level A1.
However - I have good news! Even if you cannot speak English at all, it will only be necessary to choose appropriate audiovisual materials at your level. So you can successfully use the Scandinavian Method® regardless of your level.
B) SCANDINAVIAN METHOD® GROUP COURSE IS JUST WATCHING VIDEOS OR SOMETHING MORE?
The Scandinavian Method® is not just watching films and TV series. It is a special analysis of dialogues of movies and shows. Just watching alone does not help us to SPEAK English! After all, many of us watch films and TV series regularly, but we still DO NOT SPEAK English well.
Of course, if you want to additionally watch series and movies in the original version for pleasure, that's a great idea - but it's not how we do homework according to the Scandinavian Method®.
The Scandinavian Method® is like a good workout at the gym, and just watching the series is like a massage after a workout.
Our muscles will not grow from a massage alone, although it is nice to be massaged after a hard workout. Just as a work-out is necessary for muscle growth, analysis of the material according to the Scandinavian Method® is necessary for speaking and understanding a language at a high level.
C) WHAT DOES THE TERM "NATIVE SPEAKER EXPERIENCE" USED IN THE SCANDINAVIAN METHOD® MEAN?
The Scandinavian Method® will allow you to understand a TV series or film like a Native Speaker (i.e. a person who speaks their native language) and to learn the new expressions so well that you can speak as naturally as the actors in the film. The Scandinavian Method® will also teach you how to use these expressions in new contexts.
NATIVE SPEAKER EXPERIENCE will allow you to experience the knowledge of English at the level of people who use it every day.
The Scandinavian Method® is like a funnel - you work through a piece of material step by step according to my instructions, so that at the end you can watch your favourite TV series or movie without subtitles, understanding it like a Native Speaker.
In the Scandinavian Method® we call this NATIVE SPEAKER EXPERIENCE.
NATIVE SPEAKER EXPERIENCE means that you will understand the series just like a Native Speaker - but not only! After using the Scandinavian Method® as an additional 'side effect' you will learn to speak, understand, write and read like a NATIVE SPEAKER. You will not only understand what the actors say, but you will also speak like them.
D) CAN I LEARN WITH THE SCANDINAVIAN METHOD® FROM ALL FILMS AND TV SERIES?
You need to find the program, movie or series that is right for you! I encourage you to visit my Facebook & Instagram accounts and YouTube channel, where you'll find recommendations of English-language series and films appropriate for your level - so neither too difficult nor too easy. You will not learn anything from easy ones, and difficult ones will discourage you from learning. You need to find the program, film or series that is right for you!
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YOU NEED TO FIND A SERIES/MOVIE OR SHOW THAT YOU LOVE AND GET ADDICTED TO IT! I personally am a fan of series that never end;) Since you cannot move to a country where the language you want to learn is spoken, bring that country into your home!
If you go to bed and cannot sleep because you want to know what is going to happen - THIS IS A GOOD SHOW FOR YOU! Is the show boring? Change it. Find something you'll love!
My name is Katrin Flaumenhaft and the Scandinavian Method® is my own way of learning languages from films, TV series and programmes.
The Scandinavian Method® is unique because it teaches you not only how to write and read, but most of all to SPEAK AND UNDERSTAND. All this happens at the same time, while you are having fun - after all, you are watching your favorite productions as homework!
The Scandinavian Method not only will you learn new words, but you will also correct mistakes that you did not even know you were making!
Learning with the Scandinavian Method® is FUN. Of course, as in the case of learning at school, Scandinavian Method® teaches writing and reading, but above all it teaches what is most important to use a foreign language efficiently - SPEAKING AND UNDERSTANDING.
You don't have to watch an entire episode of a TV series, movie or show. Just watch a short part of any material you choose. Our homework takes very little time, ONLY about 1-2 hours a WEEK and the results are amazing!
If you are ready to watch movies and series according to the Scandinavian Method® as homework, we guarantee quick and lasting results.
A) WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN OTHER METHODS OF LEARNING ENGLISH AND THE SCANDINAVIAN METHOD®?
Since I started teaching with the Scandinavian Method®, my students learn much faster because their homework is attractive, interesting and engaging. My students are also much happier because they love their homework - who doesn't love a good movie or TV series!
Since I've been using the Scandinavian Method as a teacher I have observed the incredible progress of my pupils. Traditional ways of education can be compared to riding a bike and the Scandinavian Method® to flying a space rocket. No wonder - the Scandinavian Method® allows you to surround yourself with English like never before!
B) DOES THE SCANDINAVIAN METHOD REQUIRE MEMORIZING WORDS AFTER CLASS?
If you do your homework correctly according to the Scandinavian Method®, you will NEVER have to learn anything by heart - you will not need to 'cram' vocabulary.
The words that you 'process' by using a part from any show will stay in your head, thanks to the Scandinavian Method®, which teaches you how to analyze a film or a series in such a way, that later you will not have to do repeat the words again!
C) IS IT POSSIBLE TO LEARN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES WITH THE SCANDINAVIAN METHOD®?
The Scandinavian Method® focuses OBVIOUSLY on learning English, but it can also be used to learn other languages.
My students who learn the the Scandinavian Method® for English first, often later use it to learn other foreign languages, such as Swedish, Norwegian, Spanish, Italian and even Arabic.
The Scandinavian Method® can help you learn any language from your favorite movie, TV series or any show. All you need to know is the alphabet of the language and how to read the subtitles with the dialogue on screen.
The Scandinavian Method® is very simple and effective and can be used to learn most languages - NOTE: the only condition is that you have access to original films in the language you want to learn, i.e. with subtitles in the given language. The subtitles themselves must be identical to the words spoken by the actor. We learn German from original German-language TV series, English from English-language ones, and French from French-language ones!
D) CAN A PERSON WHO HAS COMPLETED A SCANDINAVIAN METHOD® GROUP COURSE LEARN THE LANGUAGE ON HIS/HER OWN WITHOUT A TEACHER?
Anyone who has completed a Scandinavian Method® Group course can learn on their own from films and series.
Once you've learned the Scandinavian Method®, you can learn on your own or continue to meet with a Coach.
You meet with the Coach to check the level of your development and provide additional motivation.
I emphasize that all group course graduates can learn on their own. Coaching is only an offer of additional support for those who need it.
E) DOES THE SCANDINAVIAN METHOD ® INCLUDE LEARNING GRAMMAR?
Scandinavian Method® Coaches provide additional training to make English grammar really simple. During the grammar sessions, they can organize and complete your grammar knowledge.
During the Scandinavian Method® course we spend all our time learning the Scandinavian Method®. If there is a need to learn grammar, we do it separately after the group course. Then, we meet for a few lessons to 'straighten out' your previous grammar knowledge, or to teach you grammar from the beginning - depending on the need. The Scandinavian Method® teaches grammar in an innovative way by comparing tenses, so that you know EXACTLY WHICH TENSE to use.
A) THE STRUCTURE OF THE GROUP SCANDINAVIAN METHOD® COURSE?
The course is a group course,, which means that we meet in a group of people who want to learn a language just like you
We meet either face-to-face or ONLINE
The whole course lasts one day and usually takes place during the weekend on Saturday or Sunday.
B) THE SCANDINAVIAN METHOD ® GROUP COURSE INCLUDES:
- Introduction to the Scandinavian Method® and discussion of common language blocks
- Learning the Scandinavian Method®
- Preparing your homework as instructed by a Scandinavian Method®Coach, i.e. to do your homework you watch a TV series according to the instructions you learn in the Scandinavian Method®group course.
- These steps will help you analyze a clip of film or television series so that you can understand it completely and speak like the actors in the film/series.
- The series/film you use for this homework is always chosen by us together for you during the group course. We use a free website www.ororo.tv, where after a free registration and logging in you have access to the series with English subtitles.
A computer with Internet access and headphones
A telephone with Internet access and headphones
A new notebook, pen, optionally some colored markers and highlighting pens
Access to any streaming service such as Netflix, Amazon, HBO, Hulu, Disney etc.
- The regular course price is 1990zł for a one-day face to face or online course
* A non-refundable deposit of 300zł guarantees a place on a face to face or online course
(it is not possible to change the date of the course after paying the deposit for a specific date)