"I wanted to extend my sincere gratitude for all of your help to improve my language skills. I took my reading and writing tests yesterday. I actually passed the reading test which is surprising because there was so much reading and I felt that I really struggled through it. Needless to say the ONLY reason I passed (and got a high B for that matter) is because of you. I fell short in the written which is not a surprise because I have a lot more work to do on my grammar (the questions were all fill in the blank and the dreaded find the error questions, none of the easier translation questions). However, I came within 7 questions of getting a B which is WAY better than I ever would have done without you. I can take the test again and it's not uncommon to have to do the written more than once. Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for giving me the confidence to do this and I definitely want to keep working to go all the way. I will be in touch on more tutoring in the near future."
"Blakely Language Services provides a fun-filled, relaxed atmosphere for people with little or no french skills to learn. It is an excellent place to meet new people and learn the basics of French at your own pace with a knowledgeable Instructor. Also it has the most competetive rates around! I have recommended it to friends and continue to do so at every oppurtunity!" (Derek Black - French for Beginners Level 1 and French Mini-Immerson Level 2)
"This class is EXACTLY what I was looking for! It is not like any other French class in Fredericton. I learned more in 6 weeks than I did in my other classes! It is worth every penny!" (M.S.)
"I have taken the French for beginner’s course through the Blakely Language Services program, I found the classes go fast and they were really fun. The French that was given in this course was easy to understand and the teacher was more than willing to take that extra step and help out with anything that you did not completely understand. (She is awesome!!) There are some parts of this course where the whole class works together and there are some oral presentations which I think you will find fun and some times funny. Learning French in this course was a blast. You can just be yourself and everyone has good time learning. I personally would recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn French, and have fun at the same time. It is money well spent. You will not regret taking this course. You will gain exceptional French speaking skills which will help you in the workplace or just chatting to friends, and at the same time you will have a good time." (M.Reid)
"You are a wonderful and patient teacher! Everything was very easy to understand, and you as more than willing to help us with any problem, even if it seems like a little thing. What a great atmosphere! I can't wait to take another one of your classes. I will definitely recommend your class to others. Heather, your ability to put the class at ease is wonderful - thank you so much for your encouragement!" (S.B.)
"I took Heather's class and then did private tutoring, and she works so hard to make sure you get it right, even when you feel like giving up! I can actually speak French with co-workers and I'm not nervous any more! They tell me my French is just great! Thank you Heather for giving me the confidence to speak French!" (T.U.)
"Wow! This class was actually FUN! I really did learn a lot (I didn't learn much at regular school) and I wish I could keep working with you Heather! I have never met a teacher who could make learning so much fun!" (C.F.)
"Handouts were straightforward and easy to use. You don't have to buy anything extra and you can call or email anytime (even when the course is done) to get extra help. You don't see that very much! I loved how much we got to interact with the rest of the class!" (S.T)
"Heather really, really cares about her students. You can tell by the way she teaches with so much enthusiasm and RESPECT. I don't feel stupid in her class, even though I always did at school!" (T.M)
"The materials were excellent and very easy to understand. You are a GREAT teacher! It was less expensive than I thought it would be. I have already given your name to several friends and coworkers, this is the best French class in Fredericton! Thank you so much! (anonymous)"
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience with the Blakely Language Services classes. Being a repeat (I believe about 8 times now because I learn something new every time), I have found different elements in which I have been able to improve my ability in the French Language. In determining what I need to get out of a session to make it most beneficial for me, I found the classes to be fun and enjoyable and because each one takes on a direction of their own, they are never the same, although occasionally some similar items do arise. For me, my goal is to be able to understand and converse in basic French and I have found for those who want to get a refresher course in French that this service is definitely one I would recommend you try out." (G. Smith)
"This class really prepared me for everyday conversation. I feel much more comfortable speaking French, and that was my biggest fear." (A. Brewer)
"I think your courses are down to earth, they provide hands on opportunity to learn and practice French in an non-threatening, supportive environment. I benefited a great deal from your classes." (A.Y.)
"I enjoyed the beginners course , it was a good refresher after not having any French training since high school . I am a fleet manager at large trucking company , and deal with French drivers on a daily basis. As soon as these drivers found out about my course they all put my skills to the test , regularly calling me on the phone and speaking French , and sending me satellite messages in French with the translation tacked onto the back , it really meant a lot to my guys . We have a new respect for each other. So much so that I intend to take the Mini Immersion course as soon as time permits. Thanks Heather!" (M. Young)
"I thought the class was great. It really made me think about what I needed to work on for myself, not just what the class was doing. Heather is a great teacher and makes it lots of fun. Everything was extremely organized. There was a lot of oral work and it was very helpful. The fee is VERY REASONABLE for what you get. I have already signed up for the next session! Everything and anything I wanted was provided. I have already told other people about this class. Every class is so much fun, I never thought I'd look forward to going to school!" (D.M.)
"This class is worth every cent! Heather has a gentle way of teaching that makes students feel at home, even if we've been out of school for more than a few years! I felt very at ease and comfortable!" (D.K.)
I have the confidence now to take the French Oral Test. Not only did my skills improve, but I was also given advice on how to approach the test and how to deliver my answers for optimal success. Both business and general topics were covered, providing practice for the workplace as well as everyday life. Heather provided a relaxed yet focused approach, making it a pleasure to attend class. I highly recommend Blakely Language Services. (J. Fraser, December 2016).