PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Berlitz (www.berlitz.us), today announced its newest, most flexible language learning product, BerlitzConnect. Priced affordably at $299 per four-week session, BerlitzConnect is an ideal solution to learning a new language on a budget. BerlitzConnect blends traditional face-to-face small group instruction at a Berlitz Learning Center with online, live Berlitz Virtual Classroom reinforcement sessions where students participate in real time with a native-fluent instructor through voice communication and visuals over the Internet.
BerlitzConnect students connect to culture via CountryScope, an in-depth reference and information resource on 100+ countries: Basic Facts, Economy, Culture, World Times, History, Maps, Useful Links, Diversity, Relocation, Travel and a detailed treatment of management and business practices across cultures. Scenarios and world quizzes are also provided and customized country reports can be generated instantly any time. This information is available 24-7.
"BerlitzConnect is the ideal choice for those who wish to learn a new language at an affordable price, and with a convenient schedule designed to fit today's busy lifestyle," said Marcos Justus, Managing Director, Berlitz North America Region. "BerlitzConnect offers a combination of language, culture and learning, clearly setting Berlitz apart from other programs in the market."
BerlitzConnect is sold on a subscription basis— the length of each student's program is customized to meet their individual goals. BerlitzConnect students learn via the Berlitz Method®, a conversational style based on listening and speaking rather than on rote memorization. The Berlitz Method has become the standard by which language learning is measured. This highly effective style of instruction immerses participants in their new language and makes language learning fast and easy.
BerlitzConnect is a convenient and effective new program that connects students to language, culture, and to each other, providing value-added insights that cannot be gained through self instruction or language learning alone. Participants have the opportunity to interact with students in their face-to-face group, and expand connections in their Berlitz Virtual Classroom reinforcement sessions, learning and conversing with students from other BerlitzConnect groups across the U.S. and Canada.
About Berlitz Corporation
With more than 550 locations in over 70 countries, Berlitz Corporation has long been established as the world's premier provider of language training and cross-cultural services. Today Berlitz is a global education company with a comprehensive portfolio which adds communications skills development, global leadership training and customized dynamic solutions for cultural competency, available via multiple delivery platforms. For more information on Berlitz programs and services, visit www.berlitz.us.