Berlitz has taught languages to children all over the world for over 137 years! The Berlitz Method® is globally proven and an effective method of instruction.
The Berlitz Kids & Teens® Experience— The fun way to build a brighter future
Language can shape the way we think and this is particularly true for children. Time after time research has shown that childhood is the best time to learn a language. With fewer inhibitions than their adult counterparts, children are better equipped to absorb the nuances of a foreign language and they’re often able to speak without an accent!
Berlitz Kids & Teens® programs encourage intellectual development, introduce a global perspective, and enhance future career opportunities, and they also offer classes at convenient times, so parents can take care of to-do lists while children work toward their brighter futures.
Learning a second language improves overall cognitive development. Studies have shown that language learning is not only linguistic, but also cognitive. In addition to learning, speaking, reading, and writing in a new language, children can improve standardized test scores, critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and greater mental flexibility. The Berlitz Kids & Teens® instructional approach is fun and engaging, making anything possible.
BERLITZ KIDS & TEENS
THE LANGUAGES THAT WE OFFER
We have over 20 languages in our various Berlitz Kids and Teens programs. The most demanded languages today are:
OTHERS BASED ON NEEDS AND DEMAND
Develop communication skills in a challenging environment
The Time Zones program stimulates, challenges and gives teenagers ages 12+ an intercultural perspective. Berlitz has worked with National Geographic to develop course materials that engage students and stimulate them to speak the new language at all times. Courses present topics that interest teens in areas such as culture, history and science. More than just a language program, Berlitz Time Zones provides the foundation for a teen’s life after school, teaching them valuable communication skills that will last a lifetime.
BERLITZ TIME ZONES FEATURES
• A strong focus on active conversation and communication skills
• Interesting and challenging content developed with National Geographic
• Native speaker trainers encourage use of English only
• Language immersion using the tried-and-trusted Berlitz Method®
Prepare for an international life
Language immersion is one of the key aspects of the Berlitz Method®. Students learn in individual lessons or in small groups, which allows for maximum speaking time. Learners receive a student book, a workbook and access to multimedia content that reveal the vastness and beauty of the planet. This content aims to show that though we all live together in one world, cultures are shaped differently, which adds to the overall richness of the global community. By the end of program you will be impressed when you see how confidently teens speak English.
ENGLISH FOR KIDS AGES 8-11
Explore what the world has to offer
The Berlitz Global Adventure English program is designed for children ages 8-11. It creates a richly imaginative environment where kids are invited to explore the world around them. This is a true hands-on experience for your child that will serve them well in our international world. Using age-appropriate content developed in collaboration with National Geographic, Berlitz Global Adventure expands their horizons and teaches them valuable communication skills. Kids are engaged and motivated whilst developing their ability to speak English. It’s a colorful and meaningful insight into the diverse world they call home!
THE BENEFITS OF THE BERLITZ GLOBAL ADVENTURE
• Age-appropriate program, designed for children ages 8-11
• Qualified native speaker teachers specializing in child education
• Kids are encouraged to speak the majority of the time during lessons
• Self-study support through student book, workbook, CD and multimedia activities
Continuous improvement and long-term success
The Berlitz Method® involves immersing children in their target language, guaranteeing quick, lasting results no matter what their initial level of proficiency. Your child uses the student book, CD and multimedia materials to consolidate their understanding of what they learn during and after the lessons. Kids can access the Berlitz Global Adventure Community, an online platform where they can further expand their horizons while connecting with other adventurers around the globe. This helps them understand the importance of international co-operation and dialogue, while maintaining friendships and continuously improving their English skills.
GIVE YOUR CHILD A HEAD START FOR SCHOOL AND IN LIFE
Mimi&Me for Kids Ages 4-7
Children have a natural gift for acquiring new languages. The Berlitz English program for kids ages 4-7 – Mimi & Me, brings that talent to the surface. In this exciting, innovative, and fun language course, children learn how to speak and interact with natural ease. Mimi & Me classes are based on the famous Berlitz Method® and the most recent pedagogical research. Lessons are like playtime with friends, even though your child is learning the most! The program is effective for schools, groups and individual students.
KEY ASPECTS OF MIMI & ME
• Learning through exciting stories, games, songs and playful activities
• Focus on conversation with positive reinforcement
• Building up confidence to speak in English with the Berlitz Method®
• Activation of kids natural ability to learn languages
UNDERSTANDING HOW CHILDREN LEARN
Learning a language and understanding a culture is a huge advantage in our global society, and the earliest we lay the groundwork for learning the better. The Berlitz Kids&Teens instructors are specially trained to teach children. They use fun, creative stories, songs and games to activate your child's imagination, teaching them to speak English naturally. They get involved with the exciting adventures of the characters Mimi, her brother Mani, and her friends, Peppy and Ziggy. Language learning is relevant, accessible, and fun! You will be impressed by their swift improvement thanks to constant updates on their learning progress.
Mimi & Me consists of two courses:
• The Starter course with two levels, for ages 4 and 5.
• The Primary course with four levels, for ages 6 and 7.
Each level is made up of 36 lessons, including 30 teaching and 6 review lessons and covers 6 age-appropriate themes. The young students receive a welcome kit with instructional material such as a full color picture book, an activity book, and an audio CD containing songs and chants.