Face-to-face language instruction at convenient locations
Traditional face-to-face language instruction offers a very personalized learning experience. Available for more than 50 languages, Berlitz face-to-face training is available at our more than 550 language centers around the world.
Language training options to meet your needs
All Berlitz language training programs are based on the proven Berlitz Method® and are taught by highly trained, native-fluent speakers. Berlitz face-to-face programs include both private and group instruction, plus an accelerated private program for fast results.
- Berlitz Total Immersion® is the world’s fastest language learning solution. This intensive, private instructional program is designed to teach you to communicate in most business and social settings in as little as one to three weeks. You meet daily with two instructors at once. Content is completely tailored to your needs and interests. Daily training modules simulate a variety of real-life situations, so you quickly gain confidence using the new language in both one-on-one and group situations, in person and over the phone.
- Berlitz Private Instruction offers the greatest flexibility and personalization. This one-on-one program is custom-designed to meet your goals and schedule. With the instructor’s undivided attention, you spend half the time speaking and half listening—so you are learning 100 percent of the time. You can progress at your own pace and receive immediate, specific feedback from the instructor.
- Small Group Instruction offers the benefits of a shared learning experience with one or two other students at your skill level. This semi-private program allows for a high level of personal attention and support from the instructor at a lower cost than private instruction.
- Class Instruction delivers great value in quality language instruction. Groups of seven to ten students at similar levels of proficiency and who have the same goals learn together and keep each other motivated. The focus is on live dialog and practical content.
My name is Alessia and I am from Italy. I've been working in the finance sector since I started university, and over the years I have reached management level. My job requires me to speak two languages on a regular basis, something I found difficult in my first years in this institution.
I discovered, though, that the more effort I put into perfecting my second language, the better I got at a lot of things. Below are a few reasons why I think learning a second language can be advantageous to your career.
Improved communication skills
Without a doubt, speaking a second language will vastly enhance your communication skills. By practicing your speaking and writing skills in a second language, you'll also indirectly improve your general skills. I have found that I have become more comfortable speaking in front of people and dealing with day-to-day business.
Greater cultural understanding
Along with learning a language, you also learn about the cultures in which that language is spoken. This broadens your horizons and makes it easier for you to understand cultural differences. Personally, this has made me more adept at working with people from different countries and backgrounds.
As your skills in your new language grow, so will your confidence. That boost in confidence will flow into other parts of your life, increasing your motivation and your appeal at work.
Deeper awareness of your strengths and weaknesses
Learning a new language can be hard, but it is also rewarding. As you progress, you'll discover how you can best remember new ideas as well as where you may need more time to get things done. Knowing my strengths and weaknesses has helped me structure not only my learning but also my life in a way that is suitable to how I tick - I am sure you will have the same experience.
A second language makes you more attractive to employers
Speaking more than one language opens you up to professional possibilities because it expands the number of people you can communicate with, which is particularly important in today's global world. It's not just because you speak a second language; the whole array of soft skills you develop while learning a second language are beneficial across the board. Employers value having people on their team with the very skills you'll acquire as you work toward fluency in your second language.