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September 16, 2004

Berlitz to Expand Advanced Program

Berlitz Japan is to launch a new program for advanced English students. Central to the "Berlitz English" program is a communicative approach to lessons and textbook development, with the keyword being "realia." It uses realistic business scenarios as a backdrop to developing students' in all four language skills. Berlitz English was launched with Level 1-4 in October 2002. Berlitz English, Level 5-8 will begin on October 4 and aims to help students keep up with the current globalization trends in business and language. The new advanced course has a "Business Track" and a "Social Track." The former focuses on language needs for global business, while the latter is based more on social and conversation skills. Both tracks are further subdivided into "Essentials" and "Specializations."

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