'Both of my teenagers have worked with Blackhen; studying English language IGCSE. They enjoyed the variety of themes, challenging questions and ease of access via the internet. As a parent I have been extremely satisfied both by the feedback and on going support. The unit evaluations are thorough; giving advice where necessary and praise where deserved. Both always looked forward to reading the feedback and were motivated to achieve. Highly recommended.' - Karen C
'My daughter is working on Key stage 2 with Blackhen. She really enjoys the creative writing aspect and takes great joy in letting her imagination run wild! As a parent, I appreciate the help she is getting to develop not only this aspect of her writing but also the fact that she gets to practise other writing styles (fact files, poster design, recipes, comprehension questions.) It's also important practise for GPS skills (grammar punctuation and spelling). What is fantastic too is that it's also helping her in her work at ther French school. When she was asked in a test to write the end of a story, her initial reaction was panic. But then she remembered that it was something she had already done in Blackhen, which gave her the confidence boost she needed to complete the task. She was so proud when the teacher read hers out. The feedback she receives from Blackhen is always very constructive and motivating. I would definitely recommend.' - Karen H
'Our two boys 11 and 8 have been working with Blackhen for over 5 years. It is so important to us that our boys become truly bilingual and that means being able to write in English as well as read and speak the language correctly. The teaching method is great and very different to the French methods, with lots of creativity and expression, something they do not get to practice at school here in France. They really enjoy their English lessons and do not see it as 'work'. The feedback the boys get from Sue at Blackhen, is always very constructive and encouraging and the themes are of real interest to them (Egyptians, Romans, First world war) Highly recommended.' - Wendy B
'I have been with Blackhen for three, maybe four years now and both of my children are studying Key Stage 2. They are 8 and 10 years old. They have never been educated in England and there is only so much reading and writing that i can do with them before it becomes boring, as i am not a teacher. With Blackhen, they thoroughly enjoy every study pack sent to them as each one is varied, subjects are interesting and they have an excellent general knowledge because with Blackhen they also learn about important people in English history and world related issues. Such as recycling, which is very important. The exercises given to them help to extend their vocabulary which is great because their English is limited to our household. Sue at Blackhen is very helpful, so thankyou Sue.The children are so excited when they receive the feedback and love to read your comments out loud. I am absoutely not allowed to correct their mistakes because they tell me."The teacher will do it." Highly recommended.' - Lana T.
'None of this would have been possible had he not have taken the IGCSE course with you, so many thanks. Even if he doesn't continue formally with the subject he has learnt so much about essay writing.'
'I think your education service is brilliant and we couldn't be happier. I have recommended Blackhen to lots of people now and shall continue to do so. Thank you for setting it up - formidable!' - Nadia D.
'His English writing is improving as a result of your lessons and he is enjoying it a lot. Thank you for your saintly patience.' - A.T.
'He has started the 'Cops and Robbers' unit and he loves it.' - A.T.
'They're really enjoying the lessons. The creative components make a nice change from the rather dry French system....They have also been encouraged to use their picture dictionary. At the weekends, they often read and do the activities again, so I am very pleased.' - A.D.
'Thank goodness for Blackhen' - P.M.
'Thanks for the excellent service …we are very pleased that our son is progressing so well and has a realistic opportunity now of taking IGCSE English.' - P.C.
'He needs to be able to write and spell in English too, not just read. So we now have Blackhen Education to help us …our son loves it.' - W.B.
'I would just like to say thank you to Blackhen Education. My daughter loves your study packs and we think they are great value for money.' - S. T.
'…the packs were really interesting and very motivating. My 3 children are looking forward to receiving their next packs.' - C.H.