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Berlitz Live Online Learning Demo Full Audio Transcript

INTRODUCTION

INSTRUCTOR: Buenos días. Yo soy Marta. Buenos días. Yo soy Marta. Repita. Buenos días. Yo soy Marta.
KESHILA: Buenos días. Yo soy Marta.
INSTRUCTOR: ¿Marta o Keshila?
KESHILA: Buenos días. Yo soy Keshila.
INSTRUCTOR: ¡Muy bien, Keshila! Mucho gusto. “Buenos días. Yo soy Marta”
NICOLE: Buenos días. Yo soy Nicole.
INSTRUCTOR: ¡Muy bien, Nicole! Mucho gusto. Tony, “Buenos días. Yo soy Marta”
TONY: Buenos días. Yo soy Tony.
INSTRUCTOR: ¡Muy bien, Tony! Mucho gusto.
 
NARRATOR: Hi there! Or should I say, ¡Hola! You’re watching the Berlitz Method® of language instruction in action.
In classrooms like this across the globe, people are having a great time while learning a new language.
Berlitz instructors have you speaking simple sentences in your very first lesson—using the proven-effective Berlitz method. Satisfied customers everywhere can tell you it works.
But what if you travel often, like Frank?
What if you share common language goals, like Keshila and her colleagues, but you’re not all in the same office?
Or, like Nicole and her husband, you want to learn in the comfort of your own home?
All these people—and you, too—can learn to speak a new language the Berlitz way.
You can do it almost any time, anywhere—because Berlitz also offers live, instructor-led classroom instruction online with Berlitz Virtual Classroom.
It’s the same proven-effective method used in Berlitz face-to-face classrooms.
All you need to get started is a computer with a headset and microphone and a high-speed Internet connection.
The convenient, user-friendly online format also lets you record your sessions and play them back for review.
It doesn’t matter where you live or which language you want to learn…
…or whether you’re a beginner or an advanced learner.
Whether you choose private or small group sessions, you’ll also enjoy the personalized attention of your instructor and all the benefits of the Berlitz Method.
Plus, Berlitz online courses could earn you college credit and may be eligible for your company’s tuition assistance or reimbursement program.
Click the navigation buttons below to learn more about how Berlitz live, instructor-led online learning meets each of our students’ needs…
…and how it can meet yours, too!
 
 

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION / BEGINNER

FRANK (to himself, putting on headphones): Headset’s on… audio, good… and, alright, here goes… Hello! Er…, I mean, hola!
INSTRUCTOR: Hola, Frank! ¿Está Ud. listo?
FRANK: Estoy listo.
INSTRUCTOR: Muy bien. Estoy listo. Repita: Estoy listo.
FRANK: Estoy listo.
INSTRUCTOR: Muy bien! Vamos a ver. El señor Fuentes es de Méjico. Repita.
FRANK: El señor Fuentes es de Méjico.
INSTRUCTOR: Muy bien. La señora Fuentes también es de Méjico. Repita.
FRANK: La señora Fuentes también es de Méjico.
INSTRUCTOR: ¡Muy bien! Perfecto!
 
NARRATOR:   With a busy work schedule that includes business travel, Frank wanted the most flexibility possible with live instruction. He opted for private online learning with a Berlitz Instructor.
The Berlitz Virtual Scheduling System lets him set the schedule that’s convenient for him. Now he’s taking his first Spanish lesson.
Frank’s learning a new language the same way he learned to speak his first language—by listening and speaking.
Berlitz immerses you in the language you want to learn from the very first lesson.
The instructor uses the new language, introducing commonly used words and phrases. You get lots of opportunity to practice and build confidence. Let’s watch…
 
INSTRUCTOR: El señor Michaud es de Francia. Repita.
FRANK: El señor Michaud es de Francia.
INSTRUCTOR: Muy bien. ¿Y la señora Michaud? ¿Es de Francia ó es de Méjico?
FRANK: La señora Michaud tam… …es de Francia.
INSTRUCTOR: Bien. La señora Michaud también es de Francia. Repita: también.
FRANK: También. La señora Michaud también es de Francia.
INSTRUCTOR: ¡Estupendo!
 
NARRATOR: If Frank forgets a word, the instructor is right there to help. You can only get that kind of immediate feedback from a real live instructor.
You get the best feedback from native-fluent speakers who can simulate real-life situations, and you will progress at a pace that is best for you.
It’s been a few weeks. Let’s see how Frank’s progressing.
 
INSTRUCTOR: Deseo una habitación doble, por favor.
FRANK: Un momento, por favor. Sí, tenemos habitaciones dobles. Su habitación es la veintitrés.
INSTRUCTOR: ¿La habitación tiene un televisor?
FRANK: Sí, por supuesto. Y hay también conexión a internet.
INSTRUCTOR: Muy bien. ¡Perfecto! Frank, Ud. está aprendiendo muy rápidamente.
FRANK: Gracias. Me gusta mucho esta clase.
 
NARRATOR: Frank has made a lot of progress in just a few short weeks, thanks to the “building block” approach of the Berlitz Method. Each lesson builds on vocabulary and concepts he’s already learned.
With private, instructor-led, live online learning, you have the freedom to set your schedule according to your needs.
Call or click for more information. Start learning learning a new language or advancing your language skills today with a live Berlitz instructor – at your convenience – online.
 
 

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION / ADVANCED

NARRATOR:   Berlitz offers language training for all levels of proficiency, from beginner to advanced. Live, instructor-led online learning with Berlitz Virtual Classroom lets you take your language skills to any level.
 
INSTRUCTOR: Bien. Vamos a leer algo relacionado. Yo voy a ser el señor Muñoz, y Ud. será el señor Soto. ¿De acuerdo, Frank?
FRANK: OK.
INSTRUCTOR:¡Sr. Soto! Buenos días. ¿Cómo está Ud.?
FRANK: ¡Buenos días, Sr. Muñoz! ¡Me alegro de verlo! ¿Cómo le va? ¿Hace mucho tiempo que está esperando?
INSTRUCTOR: No, acabo de llegar. ¿Qué tal el viaje?
FRANK: ¡Estupendo! Muy tranquilo y, como ve, sin ningún retraso, un pequeño milagro hoy en día.
INSTRUCTOR: ¿Vamos a recoger su equipaje?
 
NARRATOR: The building-block approach of the Berlitz Method introduces progressively more challenging vocabulary and structure as the advanced student becomes more confident using the new language in more complex situations.
Regular reviews and progress assessments provide quality control to help assure that you reach your goals.
 
FRANK (on phone to client): Pues, apreciamos mucho su negocio. Gracias por la oportunidad de servirle. Bueno. Hablamos la proxima semana. Gracias.
 
NARRATOR: As you see, instructor-led live online learning offers everything that Berlitz face-to-face training does — supportive native-fluent instructors, a proven-effective method of teaching language, immediate feedback and personalized attention.
Call or click for more information. Start learning a new a new language or advancing your language skills today with a live Berlitz Instructor — at your convenience — online.
 
 
 

SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION

NARRATOR: Berlitz instructor-led live online small group classes offer all the benefits of our traditional face-to-face instruction — including instructors who encourage and support you, immediate feedback, personalized attention and, of course, the camaraderie of your fellow students.
Berlitz Virtual Classroom offers small group classes that are open to anyone — as well as classes for employees of an organization with a shared goal.
Let’s listen in on Keshila and her co-workers.
 
INSTRUCTOR:¿Están listos? Are you ready?
LEILANI: Sí.
RAJEEV: Sí.
KESHILA: Sí. Estoy listo.
INSTRUCTOR: Muy bien. Keshila está lista. Lista. Keshila, ¿está listo or lista?
KESHILA: Oh, I get it! Estoy lista.
INSTRUCTOR: ¡Perfecto!
 
NARRATOR: Berlitz immerses you in the language you want to learn from the very first lesson.
It’s the natural way to learn a new language. In fact, it’s how you learned to speak your first language—by listening and speaking. 
The instructor introduces commonly used words and phrases in the new language. You repeat them, practice — and get immediate feedback, just like in a traditional face-to-face classroom.
As you become more comfortable, the instructor builds on the vocabulary and concepts you’ve already learned. Let’s watch…
 
INSTRUCTOR: Keshila, ¿ Leilani, está listo o lista?
KESHILA: Leilani está lista.
INSTRUCTOR: Muy bien. ¿Y Rajeev? ¿Listo o lista?
KESHILA: Rajeev está listo.
INSTRUCTOR: ¡Perfecto! Bueno. Vamos a ver…Buenos días. Yo soy Marta. Yo soy Marta. ¿Keshila? Repita.
KESHILA: Buenos días. Yo soy Marta. No—yo soy Keshila.
INSTRUCTOR: ¡Bien! Mucho gusto, Keshila.
 
NARRATOR: Berlitz small group courses have a fixed schedule. Throughout the course, students acquire practical speaking skills that they can put to use in real-world situations.
Once a foundation has been established, corporate group lessons can be tailored with customized vocabulary to meet specific business needs. And see how enjoyable it can be to learn together.
 
INSTRUCTOR: ¿Rajeev? Repita, “Buenos días. Yo soy…”
RAJEEV: Buenos días. Yo soy Rajeev.
INSTRUCTOR: Muy Bien. Mucho gusto, Rajeev. Ahora a Leilani.
RAJEEV: Buenos días, Leilani. Yo soy Rajeev.
LEILANI: Mucho gusto, Rajeev. Yo soy Leilani.
INSTRUCTOR: ¡Perfecto!
 
NARRATOR: Berlitz small group courses online offer the same dynamic interaction as a face-to-face classroom — the same friendly, supportive atmosphere. And with just three to five students per class, you get lots of personalized attention. It has all of the benefits of a traditional classroom — but you can access it from anywhere.
Learn a new language the Berlitz way — online — wherever you are. Call or click for more information.
 
 

SEMI-PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

NICOLE: Oh, we do have to get going. Skooch, skooch. Go get on the other computer. Quickly! I’ll get on… she’s probably online… Oh! She is. Oh, good. Hola, Marta. Tony, come on! Get on! Oh, there you are.
INSTRUCTOR: Hola, Nicole. Hola, Tony.
TONY: Hola, Marta.
 
NARRATOR: Nicole’s just learned that she’ll be transferred to her company’s subsidiary in Spain. She and her husband need to learn some Spanish fast — but at the end of a busy workday, they don’t want to leave the comfort of their living room.
Semi-private instruction is for students who want to learn a language along with a friend or family member.
As long as both participants agree to days and times, you can set up convenient sessions online with the easy-to-use Virtual Scheduling System.
Berlitz live online learning is based on the proven-effective Berlitz Method.
You learn by listening and speaking — the same way you learned to speak your first language. It’s only natural. Watch and see what I mean.
 
INSTRUCTOR: ¿Cómo está Ud., Nicole?
NICOLE: Estoy bien, gracias.
INSTRUCTOR: ¡Bien! Repita: ¿Cómo está Ud.?
NICOLE: ¿Cómo está Ud.?
INSTRUCTOR: ¡Perfecto! Estoy bien, gracias. Y Tony, ¿cómo está Ud.?
TONY: Estoy bien, gracias. ¿Y Ud.?
INSTRUCTOR: ¡Excelente! Estoy bien, gracias.
 
NARRATOR: You’re immersed in the language you want to learn from the very first lesson. You’ll acquire practical vocabulary and structure you can use in real-world situations — and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to practice.
With the live online format, our instructors can give you immediate feedback, too, just like you’d get face to face.
 
INSTRUCTOR: Ahora, las lenguas. Nicole, el señor Rivas habla muy bien el español. Repita.
NICOLE: El señor Rivas habla bien el español.
INSTRUCTOR: La señora Rivas habla muy bien el español. Repita.
NICOLE: La señora Rivas habla muy bien el español.
INSTRUCTOR: Perfecto. El señor Rivas habla muy bien el español. ¿Y la señora Rivas?
NICOLE: Y la señora Rivas también habla bien el español.
INSTRUCTOR: ¡Estupendo!
 
NARRATOR: As you become more comfortable, the instructor builds on the vocabulary and concepts you’ve already learned.
As you build a foundation, lessons can be tailored with customized vocabulary to meet your needs. You gain confidence to speak and understand your new language and see how enjoyable it is.
 
INSTRUCTOR: ¡Muy bien! Y la señora Bittner, ¿habla español? ¿Sí o no?
NICOLE: No, la señora Bittner no habla español.
INSTRUCTOR: ¿Qúe habla la señora Bittner? Tony.
TONY: La señora Bittner habla alemán.
NICOLE:Good job, Tony!
INSTRUCTOR: ¡Buen trabajo, Tony! Nicole, Repita: buen trabajo, Tony.
NICOLE: Buen trabajo, Tony.
 
NARRATOR: If you want the dynamic interaction of a classroom, a supportive instructor and personalized attention — Berlitz instructor-led online training is right for you.
It offers all the benefits of Berlitz face-to-face instruction with the convenience and flexibility of online learning — and all the comforts of home.
Find out more about live online learning with Berlitz Virtual Classroom. Call or click for more information.
 
 
 

TRY IT (SIMULATION)

NARRATOR: There is no substitute for immediate feedback from a real live instructor — and that’s what you get with Berlitz live online learning. Plus you can record your live online sessions for later playback and review them at your convenience.
You can’t connect with a Berlitz instructor right this instant — but through this demo, you can get a little taste of what live instructor-led online learning is all about.
For a personalized experience, log in using your fast name and a password, then click the Login button.
In this simulation, you’ll be taking the class with Frank. Listen to Frank and the instructor, and then follow along. Your microphone button becomes active and your name is highlighted when it’s your turn to speak.
For this simulation, you’ll need to click the Done button when you’re finished speaking. Click the Send Note button to send a message to another student.
Now let’s meet your instructor, Marta.
 
INSTRUCTOR: Bienvenido. Yo soy Marta. Yo soy profesora.
Los números.
Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis, siete, ocho, nueve, y diez.
Uno. Dos. Tres.
INSTRUCTOR: Uno. Frank, Repita. Uno.
FRANK:You want me to repeat?
INSTRUCTOR: Sí, Frank. Repita. Uno.
FRANK: Uno.
INSTRUCTOR: Muy bién. Y Ud., Repita. Uno.
[USER RESPONSE]
INSTRUCTOR: Excelente. Dos. Repita. Dos.
[USER RESPONSE]
INSTRUCTOR: ¡Perfecto! Tres. Repita: Tres.
[USER RESPONSE]
INSTRUCTOR: Muy bién. Uno, dos, tres. Repita. Uno. Dos. Tres.
[USER RESPONSE]
INSTRUCTOR: ¡Muy, muy bién! Entonces… Uno más dos son tres. Uno más dos son tres. Más. Frank, Repita: Más.
FRANK: Más.
INSTRUCTOR: Muy bien, Frank. Repita: Uno más dos son tres.
FRANK: Uno más dos son tres.
INSTRUCTOR: ¡Perfecto! Y Ud., Repita: Uno más dos son tres.
[USER RESPONSE]
INSTRUCTOR: ¡Excelente! Eso es todo para hoy. Gracias y adios.
 
NARRATOR: Like we said before, nothing takes the place of a live instructor. Call or click for more information. Start learning a new a new language or advancing your language skills today with a live Berlitz Instructor — at your convenience — online.
 
 

THE BERLITZ METHOD®

NARRATOR: Throughout this demonstration, we’ve talked about the Berlitz Method®. What exactly is the Berlitz Method?
When the Berlitz Method was introduced more than a hundred and thirty years ago, it revolutionized language instruction.
The Berlitz Method is a conversational approach to language instruction that is based on listening and speaking.
It has been proven effective by millions of people from all walks of life. It works.
Today, Berlitz maintains a commitment to continue innovation — with programs like the online, instructor-led Berlitz Virtual Classroom. Lessons are highly interactive and engaging.
Active student participation throughout the course supports effective learning.
Lessons incorporate practical training that simulates real-world scenarios.
From your very first lesson, you’re immersed in the new language.
You’ll start learning simple words and sentences about everyday objects and people. There’s nothing to memorize and nothing to translate.
It’s simply listening and speaking—and getting immediate feedback—the same way you learned your first language. It feels very natural—and the conversational style makes learning enjoyable.
Each lesson builds on words and structures you learned previously.
The same building block approach is proven to work for beginners and advanced students alike.
Berlitz live online learning puts the Berlitz Method of language instruction to work for you.
To learn more, call or click — and get started on learning a new language or advancing your skills today.