BERLITZ, A GLOBAL EDUCATION COMPANY
YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR PASSION
Berlitz is the world’s premier provider of language training and intercultural services, with a footprint in more than 70 countries. For over a century, our drive for innovation has led us to build a comprehensive portfolio enabling our clients to communicate with confidence and be successful in a global environment.
BUILDING CONFIDENT COMMUNICATORS SINCE 1878
When Maximilian D. Berlitz introduced the revolutionary Berlitz Method® in the USA, he changed the way language was taught forever. Based on providing an immersive experience with native teachers and focusing on oral communication, the Berlitz Method® is capable of accelerating learning and building the key foundation for effective communication – learners’ self-confidence.
A NEVER-ENDING DRIVE FOR INNOVATION
We continue to revolutionize global communication training by developing programs that help companies and individuals overcome cultural differences, manage diversity and leverage similarities for maximum performance. Berlitz was also the first education company to provide multiple-platform delivery solutions, and its offer is still today unmatched by any other competitor.
Berlitz offers trainings in all living languages, intercultural and management skills. Instruction is available through various delivery platforms (face-to-face, virtual, online, mobile, study abroad) and in any possible format. Our programs are custom-designed to fit the specific needs of our clients, should they be large or small corporations, individuals, young students or children.
Berlitz believes in a world where communication has no barriers. Our training solutions are designed to overcome the boundaries for global communication such as time, place and cultural differences. A Berlitz learner understands that communication goes way beyond languages and is qualified to speak with confidence.
OUR EXCLUSIVE BERLITZ METHOD®
LEARN QUICKLY, WITH NATURAL EASE
The Berlitz Method® is a natural way to learn a new language. When it was introduced in 1878, this intuitive, conversational style of teaching revolutionized language instruction. Today, our proven, effective Berlitz direct method has become the industry standard for language instruction, and remains at the core of our company’s teaching approach.
TALK AND THINK IN THE NEW LANGUAGE
With the Berlitz Method®, all communication during class takes place in the target language. Instructors are native speakers and use a conversational approach based on listening and speaking. An immersive environment encourages learners to quickly develop their skills in oral communication. Even beginners can formulate simple sentences from the very first lesson.
DEVELOP SPONTANEOUS RESPONSES
Our method was conceived to allow learners to speak - the rationale being that students will be able to work out grammatical rules from the input language provided, without necessarily being able to explain the rules overtly. Learners take on the new language the same way they did their first - with natural ease.
SELF-CONFIDENCE WHEN USING THE NEW LANGUAGE
At the core of our method is maximized and active students’ participation. Only by speaking actively, learners will be able to communicate in the new language quickly. Our teachers are trained to create a positive and comfortable learning environment. They ensure that students feel confident, that the level is appropriate and that the atmosphere encourages communication.
THE 6 KEY ASPECTS OF THE BERLITZ METHOD®
1. IMMERSION IN THE LANGUAGE
Immersing you in your new language and the corresponding culture enables you to quickly acclimate to your new language.
2. TAILOR-MADE COURSE CONTENT
Instructors choose your course content based on your personal goals and background, ensuring language skills that are practical in your daily and professional life.
3. HIGH PERCENTAGE OF SPEAKING TIME
The vast majority of your time with your Berlitz trainer is spent speaking your target language, increasing the rate at which you absorb the language and reducing inhibitions.
4. TARGETED LEARNING
Berlitz trainers find a suitable balance between improving your fluency and developing your accuracy of expression.
5. INTUITIVE GRAMMAR
Instead of focusing on grammar worksheets, Berlitz trainers instill an intuitive sense of your target language's grammar through speaking.
6. APPROPRIATE LEARNING
Berlitz trainers use the tools that correspond to the way that you learn best, significantly boosting your ability to improve upon your language skills.
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