Berlitz Method® - nothing but the language from the very beginning
Language students around the world have learned to appreciate the Berlitz Method®. Whether for business or pleasure, animated active learning with Berlitz is one of the most successful ways to learn a language both effectively and enjoyably.
All our courses are based on the following key elements of the Berlitz Method®:
Course participants' needs come first
We carefully analyse your needs: your goals, the situations you want to master and the skills you need to build on. We tailor our teaching to your personal language goals.
Talk and think in your target language from the very beginning
By exclusively using the new language and interacting with native speakers, the instructors, as well with the other students in the course, you will be totally engaged by your new language. You will learn faster and your learning progress will be significantly greater than in bilingual teaching sessions.
Very high percentage of speaking time
Dialog is at the very heart of Berlitz language teaching. Only this active, engaging form of learning guarantees that you will be able to communicate in your new language quickly and without any inhibitions.
To achieve a balance between fluency and accuracy of expression, you will be encouraged to respond and speak freely. While you do so, we will give you tips on how to improve. You will gain the essential confidence needed to use structures and express yourself generally.
Grammar corrections will be made in a such a way as to balance accuracy and fluency. Repetitive grammar drill is a thing of the past, instead you will learn to use grammar correctly by expressing yourself in realistic situations - "intuitively", as it were.
We will employ orientation guides while you learn in order to ascertain your learning preferences and how you learn most effectively. Your personal learning strategy will guide the course and determine the choice of course materials, which will, of course, also be also based on your needs.
No-one will be overwhelmed or under-challenged in our courses. Every student is always involved in the lessons in keeping with his own personal learning level. This guarantees fast progress and a high level of motivation. The 10 Berlitz levels provide for optimal assessment and choice of course.