The Berlitz Method
The Berlitz Level/CEF
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Conversational, Powerful, Proven.
At the heart of all Berlitz programs is the Berlitz Method®. Developed by language teacher Maximilian Berlitz in 1878, this enjoyable conversational style of teaching has been proven effective by millions of Berlitz graduates from all walks of life - a record that has yet to be matched.
With the Berlitz Method®, all conversation during the online class takes place in the target language. Our online instructors use a conversational approach based on listening and speaking. We emphasize practical vocabulary and grammar in the context of real-life situations, and we supplement study with relevant reading and writing exercises. You'll find yourself taking on a new language the same way you did your first - with natural ease.
Many people have already had some language instruction before their first experience with Berlitz. In order to know where to begin learning your new language, Berlitz has developed standardized proficiency levels for all of the languages we teach. These levels are also used to chart your new progress.