由我们的创始人发明, 马克西米利安Berlitz, the Berlitz Method is the first-known immersive teaching method 和 has shaken up traditional language learning styles since its inception.
How the Berlitz Method developed
Like many great discoveries, the Berlitz Method came about because of chance, 具体情况, 和创造性思维. While teaching in Providence, 马克西米利安Berlitz hired Joly, a young 法国man as his assistant. However, upon Joly’s arrival in the U.S., Berlitz found out that his new assistant did not speak a single word of 英语.
在这段时间, Berlitz fell very ill 和 had no choice but to let Joly take over his teaching duties. Berlitz instructed Joly to use gestures to act out his meaning, encouraging him to use vocabulary in context so his 法国 students could begin to underst和 the meaning.
六周后, Berlitz returned to the classroom expecting his students to be far behind in their language development. 而不是, 令他吃惊的是, his students were more engaged than ever, communicating in an animated exchange of questions 和 answers – in perfect 法国!
Having been forced to learn from a 法国-only speaker accelerated their learning. As a result, a completely new 和 highly effective method of teaching was created.
Berlitz方法 is still the most effective way to learn a language 和 continues to be used today.
The key elements of the method are:
- 身临其境的. Your instructor teaches 和 addresses you in your target language only. Language is presented in context of real-life situations with a focus on grammar 和 vocabulary.
- 以目标为导向. Each lesson is task-based with specific learning goals. This allows you to put your new language to use in actual situations right away.
- Present, practice 和 perform. To help you absorb your new language, every lesson follows this structure. New content is presented by your instructor, you take part in both guided practice 和 general practice, 和 are then encouraged to perform what you have learnt.
How learning with Berlitz works
When you inquire about building your language skills 和 cultural underst和ing with Berlitz, you’ll follow a few steps to help us define your learning path to ensure you’re matched to the correct 要求熟练掌握 和 can quickly progress towards your goals.
We call this the Berlitz 学习周期, 和 it’s designed to act as a quality assurance tool for you as you work through your studies.
We’ll find out your situation, your specific goals, your 要求熟练掌握 和 what you want to achieve out of your language 和 culture program.
- Getting to know your needs
Once we underst和 your aims, we’ll clearly explain the training options that would suit you best 和 how they can help you achieve your language 和 cultural underst和ing goals.
We’ll explain how it all works 和 help you get started. You’ll meet your language instructors, get to know your way around the learning center, receive your program materials, 和 learn about our platforms.
We’ll check you’re on the right path to achieving your learning goals, successfully retaining what you learn 和 give you any extra learning support you need to embrace your new language 和 culture with confidence.
We’ll measure your underst和ing 和 skills so you can see how much you’ve progressed before moving to the next level.
- Certifying your achievements
You’ll receive a certificate to celebrate your accomplishments!
- Progressing to the next level
We’ll check you’re happy with your achievements 和 advance you to the next language 要求熟练掌握.
Putting the Berlitz Method into practice
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