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Berlitz has partnered with Example to provide language and culture training to elevate your language and communication skills, strengthen your cultural competency, and give you a competitive professional edge.

About Berlitz

Who We Are

Berlitz is dedicated to improving people’s lives globally through language and culture. As a global leader in quality language, communication, and cultural training, we are committed to your success. Through our global network, the trusted Berlitz Method®, customizable instruction options, and experienced instructors, Berlitz consistently achieves our goal of producing successful and confident customers.

What we believe in
  • The most effective way of learning is learning from people and with people.
  • Intercultural competencies are key to successful communication in a global environment.
  • Immediate results and constant progress drive motivation and self-confidence.
  • Only by acquiring relevant skills can people become self-confident and unleash their full potential in life.
  • Our passion and commitment to client goal achievement engenders trust.

Berlitz Learning Cycle

The Berlitz Learning Cycle ensures you are always on track to achieving your specific language goals. With dedicated instructors and academic specialists, you have an entire team committed to your success and will guide you through your language journey.

How does it work?

To start, we assess your needs, goals, and language proficiency to identify a great starting level. Your course is adapted to suit your individual learning style and objectives. As you progress through your program, you will receive regular feedback and guidance to keep you motivated and moving forward! At the end of your course, a final level check and certificate of achievement will mark your accomplishment.

Berlitz Levels of Proficiency

All Berlitz language programs have standardized proficiency levels, which allow you to measure and track your progress. We determine your current proficiency level before you begin your course, and as you progress, we assess your skills before advancing to the next level.

Functional Ability

Level 1:

Knowledge of language is sufficient to communicate in a very limited way, with the simplest oral and listening tasks and situations.

Level 2:

At the functional level, you have a basic command of the language needed in a limited range of simple, routine, and familiar tasks and situations.

Intermediate Ability

Level 3:

You can handle most uncomplicated communicative tasks and routine social and work situations. You can follow the general meaning of a conversation about familiar subjects.

Level 4:

At the intermediate level, you are able to refashion and combine learned material to meet your immediate communication and learning needs. You can comprehend information on familiar topics in contextualized settings and produce sustained conversation with others on an expanding variety of general topics.

Upper Intermediate Ability

Level 5:

You can, to an extent, initiate, sustain and conclude most routine communicative tasks for personal and work needs.

Level 6:

At the upper intermediate level, you have assimilated the essentials of the language. You can communicate competently and comfortably in many professional and personal contexts and can find different ways of formulating what you want to express.

Advanced Ability

Level 7:

You begin to create with the language in more complex, cognitively demanding situations, and in conversations, and can deal comfortably with most subjects over the telephone.

Level 8:

At the advanced level, you communicate effectively and appropriately even in demanding oral tasks and situations, like conducting a meeting. You can participate easily in social and professional conversations and can deal comfortably with most subjects over the telephone.

Professional Ability

Level 9:

You communicate effectively with various audiences on a wide range of familiar and new topics to meet most personal, academic, or professional demands—including many which presume experience in public speaking and critical listening.

Level 10:

At the professional level, you have full command of the language. You understand and can use virtually all linguistic structures as well as a range of vocabulary items as broad and deep as that of most educated native speakers. Communication is fluent, appropriate, and well organized—you develop ideas in speech clearly and coherently.

Advantages of Intensity

The most effective way to learn a new language is with frequent, intensive, immersive blocks of instruction, rather than instruction spread out over a long period of time.

Intensive program schedules enable you to reach your goals quicker! You spend less time reviewing concepts you covered in your last lesson, and more time building your language skills.

We value your time and want to ensure you achieve your goals as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Learn Anywhere & Everywhere

Choose a Berlitz program that fits your needs, goals and schedule. No matter your learning style or availability, you can learn the way that best suits you.

  • Classes In-Person

    Our dynamic, in-person classes allow you to learn in a more traditional classroom setting in either a private or small group format. Grow your skills alongside our expert instructors and fellow students.

  • Learn Online

    Love the idea of interacting with an instructor in-person, but need more flexibility in where you take lessons? The Berlitz Virtual Classroom® offers 100% live, instructor-led lessons from the comfort of your home or office.

  • Self-Study

    Our most flexible option, Self-study is an online toolkit with lessons and activities customized for your personal learning objectives. Exercises and tutorials are available 24/7, giving you the freedom to learn anywhere and anytime.

Available Programs

Private Instruction

Berlitz Private Instruction — learn at your own pace and on your own schedule.

This smart choice offers one-on-one instruction with customized content, and convenient, flexible scheduling. You’ll receive complete, undivided attention from a highly-trained, native-fluent Berlitz instructor using the conversational Berlitz Method®.

The individualized nature of Private Instruction allows for ample opportunity for conversation, comprehension and practice. You’ll spend approximately 50% of the time listening and 50% of the time speaking. Vocabulary is also customized to include specialized business terminology. Progress at your own pace and achieve success at your convenience with Private Instruction.

Group Instruction

Berlitz Group Instruction — instruction for team members with the same needs and objectives.

Group Instruction is tailored to the needs of a group of your team members with similar proficiency levels. Content is customized to industry specific terminology, business presentations, meetings, and industry related communication.

Group sizes can range from 6-10 members, permitting lively interaction and plenty of individual attention. Your highly trained, native-fluent instructors will guide the group through each lesson and ensure each person is working towards their language goals.

Can-Do-Statement Placement Assessment

The CDSA is a self-assessment tool that measures a student’s proficiency in the target language through a series of “Can do” or “I can” statements. Learners are presented with their result and a description of the abilities that score represents. Learners are then given an option to select a level lower or a level higher than reported if they believe it does not accurately reflect their current proficiency in the language.

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