“I am the First Class teacher in the European school of Karlsruhe and have three children who have benefited from the extra support given by Mark. All three children have improved their confidence to contribute during classtime, have increased their vocabulary and understanding of both general classwork and topics; and have made significant improvements in their reading and comprehension skills. They are happy, motivated and well integrated children who are working well in the English section, despite not having had English as a mother tongue. I would recommend Mark to anybody wishing support in English in a Fun and Child Centred way.”
“For our son David (6 years old) learning English is like opening a window towards the world. After 4 months of studying with Better English, he enjoys music in English language more, can watch movies with original soundtrack, he can read and communicate in this language with family and friends. He knew only a few words in English and did not want to use them much before starting the private classes. Now, he is confident, thinks that speaking English is a lot of fun (and easy) and he does not waste any opportunity to start a conversation in this language. “
“My daughter, Sara Haru, almost 5 years old, started with the Better English lessons in January. She knows a little bit of different languages since she has parents who speak different languages, third culture kid and with Mark’s help, she got a lot better in speaking English and started being able to differentiate a little between the different languages she knows, and she also now does not get frustrated anymore in Kindergarten. She now can communicate better and answer using the correct language. Thank you, Mark!”
Our both sons (8 and 10 years old) go to Mark for English lessons. He is a great teacher, the methods are tailored to the kids’ need, and they love English besides the school activities. We would be very happy to go on and this how the kids feel, too!
“My sons, 9 years old and 7 years old are Japanese and have learned English at ‘Better English’. They could not speak English at all except their name and age when they started to learn. In our case, the boys always had lessons together. Although their learning speeds were different, the teacher was able to teach and explain things to them by changing the level of difficulty so that both boys were able to understand. Learning was carried out through playing card games and throwing a ball etc.., therefore my sons always had a fun time. It seemed that my boys sometimes played a prank on each other during the lesson, then the teacher would organise some active games outside the classroom, of course still having the English lesson. Now my boys have started to speak fundamental words and they can reply to easy questions. I appreciated your lessons!!! (We have to look for a new teacher in Stuttgart, Ohhh)”
“We’ve been enjoying Mark’s services, since he’s an excellent teacher, very professional, calm, and adapting to the children’ needs. Remarkably, he found the way to establish a connection with our daughter, who wasn’t able to express herself (English being her third language). After a half a year she gained a lot in confidence and she really made progress thanks to Mark’s abilities. We will gladly continue in the future.”
“Our son Giacomo (6) didn’t speak a word of English when he started with Better English and now he can understand everything and also say simple sentences. We think that the key of this success is learning by playing. Giacomo is having fun playing card games, exploring the nature and telling stories and at the same time he is learning English! Thank you!”
“Learning by playing works great! When our son started English with Better English, he was able to just say his name and age. Now, he has started school in English and he feels comfortable and confident. For him it is fun and he is not feeling at all that he has classes, he really enjoys spending the time with his teacher. The variety of the activities during the lessons is very attractive for our kid: reading books, playing football and many games, exploring new areas. He has every day other extra activities, but to English classes he is going every time with no comments (you know how the kids are…). For us, this is a very good sign and the results are noticed day by day.”
My daughter Nikki started taking English lessons with Mark just a few months a go and I have to say the improvement has been phenomenal! Mark’s teaching technique is exceptional and with his fun and professional approach, Nikki has built up a strong confidence and now looks forward to every single session with Mark. Thank you for the great work. Well appreciated.
“Manu (5, boy) came to Karlsruhe in March 2016. He experienced English when he was in Shanghai, China. He knew the basic words, like the numbers, colors, months and days. But he could not speak. He is a so open and talkative boy. You could not image how difficult for him at the beginning. Amazing me, after only one month with Better English, he started to talk in English. Today (3 months only), he can talk & discuss in English. He enjoys movies in English. The most important is he is making friends in English. Now he doesn’t cry and cling to me when I drop him in the kindergarten every morning, instead he gives me a big smile and says “good bye”. I am so glad that I chose Mark.”