Berlitz offers opportunities for learning abroad
The most effective way of getting to know a language is to visit a country where it is spoken. Whether you study language abroad for a week or several months, you are immersed in the language and culture 24 hours a day. It is a fascinating and productive experience. The leader in language services, Berlitz offers foreign-study programs to help you reach your personal, academic or professional language goals.
A complete language learning experience
In the classroom, you’ll learn from highly trained, native-fluent Berlitz instructors using the proven Berlitz Method® of teaching. This conversational approach is the natural way to learn a language. The focus is on real-life business and social scenarios. With personal attention, you will soon gain confidence in the new language. Outside the classroom, you will have lots of opportunity to practice speaking, listening and reading in everyday situations.
Foreign-study programs to meet your goals
Berlitz International Camps offer the perfect combination of communicative language learning and a variety of stimulating activities.
- Berlitz Study Abroad® is at exciting locations worldwide and ideal for anyone who wants to learn a new language effectively and discover the country at the same time.
- ELS Language Centers® on campuses in the United States and Canada give students an opportunity to learn English to prepare for a university course, a job or for personal interest.
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.