The Berlitz Method®
The Berlitz Method® - immersed from the very beginning
Language students around the world are delighted with the Berlitz Method®. Whether for business or for pleasure, animated, active learning with Berlitz is one of the most successful methods of effectively and enjoyably learning a language.
All our courses are based on the following key elements of the Berlitz Method®:
- Course participants' needs come first
We carry out a clear analysis of your needs: what your goals are, what situations you want to master and what skills you need to build on. This means that teaching is tailored to your personal language goals.
- Talk and think in your target language from the very beginning
By continually using the new language and interacting with native speaker instructors and other students on the course, you will be immediately submerged in your new language. You learn faster and your learning progress is significantly greater than in bilingual teaching sessions.
- Very high percentage of speaking time
Dialog is at the heart of Berlitz language teaching. Only this active, lively form of learning guarantees that you will be able to communicate in your new language quickly and without any inhibitions.
- Targeted teaching
To achieve a balance between fluency and accuracy of expression, we give you the opportunity to practice the language freely. As you do so, we give you pointers and tips on how to improve and you gain the essential confidence needed in using structures and in expressing yourself.
- Intuitive grammar
Grammar is corrected in a way to achieve a balance between accuracy and fluency. Dull grammar exercises are a thing of the past, instead you learn how to use grammar correctly by actively speaking - "intuitively", so to speak.
- Appropriate learning
Using practical orientation aids, we work with you during lessons to find out how you prefer to learn and how you learn the most effectively. Your personal learning strategy thus becomes part of the course. The choice of course materials also follows this principle and is based on your needs.
No-one is overwhelmed or under-challenged on our courses; instead, every student is always involved in the lessons according to their own personal learning level. This guarantees fast progress and thus a high level of motivation.
The 10 Berlitz levels provide the optimal prerequisites for perfect entry onto the course. They enable your language potential to be accurately assessed.