When George Clooney bought a home in Italy, he went to Berlitz Language Learning to learn Italian so that he can communicate with the natives and understand the culture. I wanted to speak Spanish with family and friends so I thought it was time to learn my native language. I chose Berlitz because I wanted to learn Spanish quickly. Berlitz teaches their student’s a new language the same way one would learn their native language—naturally.
Although I’ve been able to get by with the little Spanish I know, it’s been very frustrating not knowing what mistakes I’ve been making. I felt embarrassed that I wasn’t speaking correctly, but my Berlitz personal instructor Angelica said, “That’s why I’m here to correct you—don’t feel embarrassed.” After that, I let myself speak and learn.
The Berlitz method immersed me in speaking Spanish and made learning easy to absorb. Each instructor is a native-fluent speaker who focuses on the practical grammar and vocabulary you’ll use in everyday situations. Repetatively I was asked questions in diffrent scenarios and was presented with objects that allowed me to visually connect and remember each word or phrase and after three weeks of being totally immersed in Spanish for 2 ½ hours, I am confident in simple everyday dialogue: introducing myself; asking various every day questions at a place of business, school or ordering at a restaurant. But the most important thing I’ve learned in speaking Spanish is learning verbs and their tense. Once this is learned, putting sentences together was simple, but using the language everyday is the key
Parents realize how valuable a second language in our day and age. The Berlitz Kids curriculum provides age-appropriate activities and material through flashcards, songs, and games in colorful, cheerful “Kids Rooms.” Berlitz teaches children and teens to speak a second language at various schools or on-site.
We live in global commerce and speaking a second language or more will make anyone more marketable and an asset in business or personal situations. Berlitz works with many companies giving private instruction in addition to culture consulting which bridges the communication gaps for international travelers. When an employee relocates, he and his family must prepare for key life changes, cultural consulting lessens the culture shock that can occur on either side of a move. By learning important social and business customs and preparing for changes in daily routines, participants arrive in their new homes and workplace ready to communicate with ease and confidence.
I figured since Berlitz has been around for 130 years, they must be doing something right. They are a top language training and cultural consulting service provider. Thousands of people have learned a language from Berlitz, including the military, big companies like IBM who teach their employees’ languages so they can communicate with people in other parts of the world or like me who want to learn a language for personal reasons and enrichment.
Languages you can learn at Berlitz.
Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese, Catalan, Croatian. Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Malay, Mandarin, Norwegian, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Berlitz has a rich tradition of excellence and they care about bringing the best products and services to customers. To get started, the student will have a consultation and a placement test to determine proficiency. During the course instructional monitoring and level check ensure the student is meeting his or her goals.
Learning another language can help people gain an understanding of other people, places and culture. Whichever way you decide to learn a language in a private, class, on-line, or software, you will learn fast while enjoying yourself with a variety of programs. There's a program to fit anyone’s schedule and budget. Berlitz Language Learning is the next best thing to learning a language from mom, dad or grandma and grandpa.
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