Berlitz is a premier language learning school, providing instruction through actual and virtual classrooms, or a combination of both. They offer instruction for more than 50 languages and have 500 locations in over 70 countries.
Berlitz takes immense pride in their revolutionary Berlitz Method® delivered by native speakers. Their continuing success over the years is proof of the approach’s effectiveness in learning a language.
They also publish various iOS and Android apps that can be used as supplements to language learning.
Berlitz promises to provide an immersive language learning experience through the Berlitz Method®, an approach that is similar to the direct method of teaching a language. In this approach, teachers deliver lessons and instructions using the language being learned instead of the students’ native language. This is to provide students with a solid foundation in the language and help them understand grammar rules naturally, often without the inconvenience of having to learn technical and often complex rules. The lessons are taught by highly trained native speakers.
The school offers over 50 languages through their 500 locations in 70 countries. Berlitz uses two modes of delivering instructions: face-to-face and eBerlitz. Face-to-face classes are private one-on-one discussions with a fluent teacher or group discussions with one or two other students at your skill level. The latter option comes at a lower cost than the former. You may also choose between Berlitz Total Immersion®, which lets you grasp the language in as fast as three weeks, and Berlitz Private Instruction, which lets you learn your chosen language at your own pace.
eBerlitz allows you to master your desired language from the comfort of your home. You have two options. Berlitz Virtual Classroom uses the Berlitz Method® with the help of an online instructor with whom you converse using a headset and microphone. You can also interact with other students and record your lessons so you can play them back later. This option has 50 languages on offer. Basically, this option is like conventional Berlitz lessons, but performed online.
You can also choose the company’s CyberTeachers, an online platform that generates lessons customized to suit your needs and skill level. Five languages (English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian) are available in 3, 6, or 12-month subscriptions. There are three programs to choose from: CyberTeachers Coach, CyberTeachers Live, and CyberTeachers Plus.
Berlitz offers special programs for kids and teenagers, designed to provide holistic language learning for younger students. Lessons are game and activity-based and are taught by native-speaking, highly trained teachers. The program aims to not just help kids embrace the language they are learning, but also appreciate different cultures.
If you need help mastering the language you like, you can also download Berlitz’s variety of language apps available through both iOS and Android. They offer language learning programs and dictionaries in languages like German, Vietnamese, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, and French, to name a few.