Berlitz - Switzerland

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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.

YOUR ONE-STOP-SHOP

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.

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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.

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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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

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Individual Instruction - Face-to-Face - Happy Hour

Campus Full time Part time Open Enrollment Switzerland Lausanne Zurich Basel Bern Geneva Zug + 5 more

Quick learning success, according to plan. You experience an effective form of learning which can be easily planned, as you are following a course plan which has been set out in advance. The tempo and content of the lessons are adapted to your needs. [+]

BERLITZ HAPPY HOUR INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION AT AN ATTRACTIVE PRICE Quick learning success, according to plan. You experience an effective form of learning which can be easily planned, as you are following a course plan which has been set out in advance. The tempo and content of the lessons are adapted to your needs. ASK YOUR BERLITZ CENTER FOR THE SPECIAL HAPPY HOUR TIMES. Available for Target Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish YOUR BENEFITS AT A GLANCE Intensive one-to-one language course Fast, effective learning of your desired language Qualified native-speaker instructors Full flexibility in terms of lesson schedule and course duration Available for all language levels Happy hour prices depending on schedule of Berlitz location. You determine your personalized schedule with your study advisor. COURSE CONTENT THE DIRECT ROUTE TO YOUR LANGUAGE GOAL In this course, everything revolves around you: You define the time, place and duration of this one-to-one course. We do everything to ensure you learn your desired language as fast as possible - whatever your prior knowledge. Our native-speaker instructors structure the course in a varied and effective way - using your favorite topics and/or your professional field. We break down inhibitions and motivate you to speak actively at least 50% of the time. Your success is guaranteed. Together with us, course content will be defined and suitable course material** selected. **Where applicable, required course materials will be charged extra at the Berlitz center. PRECOGNITION It's possible to join your language course at any Berlitz/CEF level. LANGUAGE GOAL After a personal assessment in your local language center, we will discuss how you would like to use your chosen language. Based on this, we'll define together your personal language goal. Here we'll consider the number of lessons required, and will define the lesson plan together with you. [-]

Individual Instruction - Face-to-Face - Premium

Campus Full time Part time Open Enrollment Switzerland Zug Lausanne Zurich Basel Bern Geneva + 5 more

The Face-to-Face Individual courses combine all the benefits of the proven Berlitz Method® with the advantages of working with a personal instructor. Classes are taught in the target language, and our trainers are prepared to overcome your inhibitions, making you speak at least 50% of the time. [+]

INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION PREMIUM FAST TRACK YOUR WAY TO LANGUAGE COMPETENCE The Face-to-Face Individual courses combine all the benefits of the proven Berlitz Method® with the advantages of working with a personal instructor. Classes are taught in the target language, and our trainers are prepared to overcome your inhibitions, making you speak at least 50% of the time. You have total flexibility to choose when lessons take place and the overall duration of the course. With the private attention of your trainer your motivation is kept at maximum level, which helps the quick achievement of your learning goals. Available for Target Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish BENEFITS OF OUR FACE-TO-FACE INDIVIDUAL COURSES Custom-designed one-on-one language program Immediate results and increased learners confidence using the Berlitz Method® Dedicated and qualified native speaker trainers Maximum flexibility in scheduling, location and course duration A LANGUAGE COURSE DESIGNED WITH YOU IN MIND Berlitz trainers select course materials based on your stated goals, identified in the beginning of the course. This ensures that you learn to speak in a setting that reflects your real-world experiences. The cornerstone of the method is to give you the confidence you need to speak a new language outside of the lessons. Your course plan is flexible and adapts to you, making it easier to attend your language lessons whenever you are available. No matter what level of proficiency you have when you start the course, after just a few weeks you will see immediate improvements. COURSE CONTENT THE DIRECT ROUTE TO YOUR LANGUAGE GOAL In this course, everything revolves around you: You define the time, place and duration of this one-to-one course. We do everything to ensure you learn your desired language as fast as possible - whatever your prior knowledge. Our native-speaker instructors structure the course in a varied and effective way - using your favorite topics and/or your professional field. We break down inhibitions and motivate you to speak actively at least 50% of the time. Your success is guaranteed. Together with us, course content will be defined and suitable course material** selected. **Where applicable, required course materials will be charged extra at the Berlitz center. PRECOGNITION It's possible to join your language course at any Berlitz/CEF level. LANGUAGE GOAL After a personal assessment in your local language center, we will discuss how you would like to use your chosen language. Based on this, we'll define together your personal language goal. Here we'll consider the number of lessons required, and will define the lesson plan together with you. [-]

Individual Instruction - Total Immersion®

Campus Full time 1 - 6 weeks Open Enrollment Switzerland Zug Lausanne Zurich Basel Bern Geneva + 5 more

The most intensive and effective form of language learning. You are immediately immersed in the language and achieve maximum results within the shortest possible time. [+]

TOTAL IMMERSION® ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS QUICKLY The most intensive and effective form of language learning. You are immediately immersed in the language and achieve maximum results within the shortest possible time. The Berlitz Method® is renowned for its immersion teaching technique, and our Total Immersion® course takes that principle to the next level. It consists of one-on-one instruction with a Berlitz trainer in 12 daily lessons for up to six weeks. A qualified native speaker trainer helps you face any inhibitions you may have, keeping you speaking at least 50% of the time. If you are looking for intensive language solutions, then the Total Immersion® course is your best choice. Available for Target Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish YOUR BENEFITS AT A GLANCE Intensive training for one person with 12 lessons per day 60 lessons per week, full-time Business lunch included Available for all language levels Fast, effective learning of your desired language Individual duration: 1 to 6 weeks TARGETED TO YOUR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL NEEDS The Total Immersion® course helps you improve language level and achieve your linguistic objectives in record time. Whether you opt for a one-week course, a six-week course, or something in between, you are guaranteed the accomplishment of your learning goals. The course content is customized to suit your specific needs. Berlitz trainers can call upon an extensive selection of materials from a wide variety of industries and areas of interest. You gain knowledge you can use in your daily life, increasing your confidence when using the language in any situation. The Total Immersion® course is ideal for learners who need to improve their level of proficiency and gain a solid foundation in a new language quickly. COURSE CONTENT THE DIRECT ROUTE TO YOUR LANGUAGE GOAL In this course, everything revolves around you: You define the time, place and duration of this one-to-one course. We do everything to ensure you learn your desired language as fast as possible - whatever your prior knowledge. Our native-speaker instructors structure the course in a varied and effective way - using your favorite topics and/or your professional field. We break down inhibitions and motivate you to speak actively at least 50% of the time. Your success is guaranteed. Together with us, course content will be defined and suitable course material** selected. **Where applicable, required course materials will be charged extra at the Berlitz center. PRECOGNITION It's possible to join your language course at any Berlitz/CEF level. LANGUAGE GOAL After a personal assessment in your local language center, we will discuss how you would like to use your chosen language. Based on this, we'll define together your personal language goal. Here we'll consider the number of lessons required, and will define the lesson plan together with you. [-]

Study Abroad Program for Professionals

Campus Full time Part time February 2017 Switzerland Basel Geneva Luzern Bern Zug Zurich Lausanne + 6 more

Berlitz offers Study Abroad programs for adults and professionals who want to explore a new language and culture first-hand with an exciting mix of language lessons and excursions. You decide whether you want half-day or full-day lessons and which excursions you want to attend. [+]

STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM FOR PROFESSIONALS LEARN ABOUT LANGUAGE AND CULTURE FIRST-HAND Berlitz offers Study Abroad programs for adults and professionals who want to explore a new language and culture first-hand with an exciting mix of language lessons and excursions. You decide whether you want half-day or full-day lessons and which excursions you want to attend. Berlitz believes that the culture behind a language is as important as the language itself, so your trip will also include exploring local traditions and history, giving you even more insight into the culture of your destination country and its people. THE BENEFITS OF OUR STUDY ABROAD COURSES The benefits of Study Abroad courses Attractive cities and premium locations worldwide Courses at a Berlitz center with qualified native speaker instructors Various course formats available: groups, individual or Total Immersion® Accommodation with a host family, in a hotel or in an apartment GET THE MOST OF YOUR STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE You decide the length of your course and can stay as long as you like. Berlitz recommends 2-4 weeks, as this gives you sufficient time to immerse yourself in the language and culture of the chosen destination. No matter which city you decide on, our quality standards worldwide ensure the success of your experience. Trainers fine-tune content so that the course is tailor-made to your specific needs, ensuring the effectiveness of the time spent abroad. By the time you head back home you will see that both your language skills and appreciation of the host country’s culture will have vastly increased. Spending time in a country where the language is spoken is one of the most effective ways to learn a language. CONTACT YOUR LOCAL BERLITZ CENTER to get more information about booking options and available languages. [-]

Study Abroad Program for Students (ELS)

Campus Full time Part time February 2017 Switzerland Zug Zurich Lausanne Basel Geneva Luzern Bern + 6 more

If you are looking to learn English to fulfill your educational goals, Berlitz has just the right option for you. ELS, a Berlitz company, specializes in Study Abroad Programs for Students and gives you the opportunity to study at one of several locations in the USA, Australia, Canada and more! [+]

STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS (ELS) CUSTOM-DESIGNED FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS If you are looking to learn English to fulfill your educational goals, Berlitz has just the right option for you. ELS, a Berlitz company, specializes in Study Abroad Programs for Students and gives you the opportunity to study at one of several locations in the USA, Australia, Canada and more! International students can soak up both the culture and the language while meeting new people. What's more, this is an ideal option for those who want to pursue higher education, as over 650 universities and colleges honor the ELS Certificate as proof that you have fulfilled their English proficiency admission requirement. THE BENEFITS OF OUR STUDY ABROAD ELS COURSES 50 fantastic locations in the USA, Australia, Canada, and more Use of the Berlitz Method® in the lessons, increasing your confidence to speak ELS Certificate fulfills the English proficiency admission requirements of over 650 colleges worldwide Accommodation on campus, with a host family or in an apartment THE LARGEST ON-CAMPUS NETWORK OF LOCATIONS ELS has the largest on-campus network of study abroad locations in the world. The company offers both general English and business communication programs for young adults and teens. Students can stay on-campus, with host families or in apartments. A major component of the language courses is the use of our proven effective Berlitz Method®. Students are immersed in the new language and culture 24/7 and rapidly increase their intercultural awareness and their ability to communicate. Want more information on ELS programs? CONTACT YOUR LOCAL BERLITZ CENTER to find out more about the Study Abroad Programs for Students. [-]

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Contact

Berlitz Schools of Languages AG

Address Theaterstrasse 12
8001 Zürich, Switzerland
Website http://www.berlitz.ch/
Phone +41 44 254 20 70

Berlitz Schools of Languages AG

Address Gerbergasse 4
4051 Basel, Switzerland
Website http://www.berlitz.ch/
Phone +41 61 226 90 40

Geneva Business Center

Address Avenue des Morgines 12
Lancy 1213, Switzerland
Website http://www.gbc-geneve.ch/
Phone +41 22 879 14 14

Berlitz Schools of Languages AG

Address Hirschmattstrasse 30
Luzern 6003, Switzerland
Website http://www.berlitz.ch/
Phone +41 41 560 00 16

Berlitz Schools of Languages AG

Address Aarbergergasse 30
Bern 3011, Switzerland
Website http://www.berlitz.ch/
Phone +41 31 310 08 80

Berlitz Schools of Languages AG

Address Carrefour de Rive 1
Genève 1207, Switzerland
Website http://www.berlitz.ch/
Phone +41 22 718 38 90

6300

Address 6300 Zug, Switzerland
Phone

The Berlitz Schools of Languages AG

Address Rue de la Louve 1
1003 Lausanne, Switzerland
Website http://www.berlitz.ch/
Phone +41 21 341 03 50

Berlitz Schools of Languages AG

Address Rue de la Gare 7
Bienne 2502, Switzerland
Website http://www.berlitz.ch/
Phone +41 32 560 12 12