The English Language
English is the first language of most of the people in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and dozens of smaller countries and dependent states throughout the world. In the Western Hemisphere these include Bermuda and the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Virgin Islands, Anguilla, St. Kitts, Nevis, Barbuda, Antigua, Montserrat, St. Vincent, Barbados, Grenada, and Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, Belize in Central America, and Guyana and the Falkland Islands in South America. It is the official language, or at least one of the official languages, of about 15 countries in Africa, and of most of the countless islands that dot the Pacific Ocean. In India it has the title of “associate official language” and is generally used in conversation between people from different parts of the country. In dozens of other countries throughout the world it is the unofficial second language. All told, English is the mother tongue of about 375 million people – far less than Chinese, to be sure, and about the same as Hindi and Spanish. But the number of people who speak English with at least some degree of proficiency is probably twice as large and, unlike the others, it extends in large numbers to every corner of the globe.
Berlitz ENGLISHTM textbooks and materials are developed through many years by the US headquarters of Berlitz and many famous organizations, such as Harvard Business School, Time Warner, Fortune and American Online based on in-depth investigations into the learning needs, manners and habits of students, so they are well targeted and very practical. Textbooks are classified into ten grades. Each grade is subdivided into chapters. Under a defined theme, each chapter includes pictures and photos, simulates real-world scenarios and provides necessary clear and easily understandable explanations for words and grammar. They provide students with a more “live” experience of English learning.
Berlitz provides all levels of language lessons, from beginner through professional. Highly trained, native-fluent instructors give your employees confidence to speak and understand the new language.
What is the Berlitz Method?
When you study with Berlitz, you learn a new language the same way you learned your native language—naturally. Our highly effective, conversational style of instruction immerses you in your new language and makes learning fast and easy. Our instructors are native-fluent speakers who focus on the practical grammar and vocabulary you’ll use in real-life situations.
Why choose Berlitz?
Because it’s personalized language learning that works! We place the focus where it belongs – on you. Our highly trained, native-fluent instructors are dedicated to your success and will always consider your personal learning style, interests, and goals.