“Our son Thomas had private classes with [Better English] in order to be able to feel more integrated in his Kindergarten class (English section) at the European School Karlsruhe during 2014-2015. He came to the school with no previous English knowledge, directly from his Kindergarten in Brazil. Over time, Thomas started to develop his language skills and to be able to communicate with his class mates. He began to feel more self aware and more secure in the school environment. Although Thomas is a quiet boy and doesn’t tell us much about his Kindergarten activities, he enjoyed playing with Mark [his Better English Teacher], thereby gaining more social and language skills. For that, we are as his parents very grateful.”
“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)”
I think Better English is a good place to learn English for the people who don’t understand the basics of English. By learning in Better English, I was able to understand the tenses and common rules. For my exam in Japan, Mr. Mark helped me a lot with writing English essay and I was able to pass the exam. If you have an English exam, I recommend you Better English!
“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!”
“Fortunately my son Siwan (6) could have a chance to take an English lesson from the Better English since last summer. Actually he had no background of English, but now he can speak in sentence and play with other children in English after learning by the Better English. His private lesson was the perfect time to learn while having fun. He could accept English easily because the lesson was composed of interesting method for him, such as Flash cards, drawing, games and music etc. Siwan is still looking forward to taking a lesson with Mr. Mark. It is awesome to see his improvement. Thanks lot.”
“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. “
“Our family moved to Karlsruhe in 2015 with our back then 4 years old daughter. She came with just a passive understanding of English picked up at her previous kindergarden in Prague, her birth place. The first few months at English only class of the European school were quite tough. Over time she started to navigate the new environment and improved her English. Not to lose touch with the language and to keep up the learning momentum over summer school holidays we asked Mark to provide private lessons to bridge the off the school period. Thanks to Mark’s very peronal approach she became very confident in engaging a convesation with English speakers in reatively short period of time. Moving to a bilingual KITA the following year local teachers were positively surprised by her proficiency in English. Even several months after the private lessons took place she still vividly recalls the playful learning sessions with Mark.”
Our son began his English journey already in elementary school with Mark. Thanks to Mark’s dedicated and methodical approach, he not only quickly grasped the basics but also developed a deep love for the language. Mark combines educational content with fun, which has always motivated and excited our son. It has always been impressive to witness the tremendous progress. We are very grateful for Mark’s dedication and expertise. Thank you Mark for your outstanding work!
“My daughter Katharina (5) is looking forward to go to Better English. Her teacher Mr. Mark is excellent. For several years Mark has been teaching children to answer questions with full sentences. I believe this is important mainly because children spend a lot of time asking and responding to questions. Words cannot express the thanks that my family has for Better English.”
Mark is a great teacher and he deserves my big thanks for helping my son. Mark started working with my son when he was 10. My son was transitioning to a traditional elementary school to a European school. He lost 3 years of English in the elementary school compared to the students in the European school. At BW primary school, French is a compulsory second language. They started with presence learning which switched to Skype learning during the covid period. My personal feeling is that face-to-face teaching is less demanding. Mark taught my son for 4 years. Thanks to his help and effort, my son caught up with his classmates and today his communication skills in English are among the best in the class. Thank you very much, Mark.