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“There is a fast-growing demand for this kind of flexibility,” Serge Langerock tells us. “People are looking for ways to integrate their education into their individual lifestyle. Not only does this make learning more accessible, but it also promotes individual progress. While an important addition to a well-rounded programme, face-to-face lessons are relatively expensive, and can also keep students from developing at their own pace.”
Berlitz welcomes students as young as four: “More and more parents want to develop their children’s knowledge beyond what they learn in school. We’re living in a competitive world full of high expectations, and learning a second language from a young age can really help someone develop their skill set,” says Serge Langerock. Kids and teens can receive private tutoring in one of the many Berlitz centres or take at-home lessons using a phone or webcam. Wanting to make language learning as much fun as possible for kids, they even offer lan-
Berlitz mostly works with professionals – in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany they even have close ties with the government. Serge Langerock: “In these countries, we’ve been asked to help educate job seekers and migrants navigate their way into the job market. Language, of course, plays a huge part in this, but we also teach them about cultural differences to help them avoid conflicts in the workplace.” In learning how to be open to new cultures and languages, Berlitz teaches their students to become global citizens. Students are encouraged to look at their own culture from a different angle, whilst also exploring the traditions of new, unfamiliar countries. “We teach students to think positively about language education. Taking away the fear of learning a new skill is one of our main objectives,” says Serge Langerock. “Our approach to teaching is an optimistic one; we are a well-considered, effective institution that is predominantly focused on tailoring to the needs of our students.” Berlitz offers language education tailored to individual student needs.
guage camps where learning is alternated with outdoor activities. Becoming a global citizen is easy with the flexible programmes offered by Berlitz. Serge Langerock: “Whether you travel for business, live in the middle of nowhere, or have a very busy lifestyle: there is no situation that we cannot work around, and that’s what we call The Berlitz Experience.”
Berlitz students can learn at their own pace.
Berlitz has students all over the world.
Interaction is an important part of language learning.
The Berlitz method is ideal for students with busy lifestyles.
Berlitz courses are taught online, by phone or in traditional classrooms.
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