Berlitz English School
One of the Largest Language School Chains in the World
Berlitz English School - Teach English in Japan!
Pictured: Mount Fuji by Richard Baladad
Founded in 1878 by Maximilian Berlitz in the USA.
Berlitz teaches through the direct method (or through the
target language) only. The feeling is that the more exposure to the language that students receive, the better they will be
able to understand the language, and the better able they will be able to work out the grammar rules.
Their Employment Site for Japan:
Required: a Bachelor`s Degree
Salary: 250,000 and up
The current salary starts at 250,000 yen a month. Pay raises are based on an annual performance review and currently average 1 to 3% a year.
Contact Hours: 22-23 per week
Shin Aoyama Bldg., East 16 F
1-1, Minami Aoyama 1-chome
Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
They also offer franchise opportunities.
Their franchises are much more expensive than
some of the other schools that offer them.
Then again the Berlitz name is famous around the
I was trained in the Berlitz Method. It is an interesting
way to teach especially for beginners. They use a lot of visual aids and a manual. You must stick close to the manual
to emphasize the important teaching points in each lesson.
I enjoyed using the visual aids to teach and I felt it was a good
way to get students from false beginner level to actually speaking English.
The classes I taught were small - from 1-4 students usually.
I think for the first year or so of formal English conversation
study the Berlitz method is good.
After that I feel though, that using a good textbook is worthwhile.
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