French Instructor (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – May 20, 2015
Berlitz Corporation is a global leadership training and language education corporation, with more than 550 company-owned and franchised locations in more than 70 countries.
• Taught basic, intermediate, – more... and advanced French language following Berlitz Method • Developed and delivered corporate programs to meet employees’ needs • Assisted with evaluation of students and provided academic counseling. – less
English Instructor (Former Employee), JPE – December 10, 2012
Pros: flexible schedule
Cons: few hours in the winter season
A workday at Berlitz usually consisted of arriving, picking up the files of the students to be taught that day, lesson preparation, subsequent lesson delivery while waiting for the next student between – more... classes.
I learned to be flexible and work in an environment where there were teachers from several different countries.
My Instructional Supervisor was very competent and was willing to schedule me around my hours of availability. We aroked well together to solve issues that arose.
My co-workers, coming from all areas of the globe, each brought their own understanding of how everything worked. They were a lot of fun in the staff room as well.
The hardest part of the job was teaching those that did not want to be taught and were only there because their bosses told them to be there.
The most enjoyable part of the job was being with my colleagues. Many of them had interesting personalities. – less
ESL Instructor (Former Employee), JPD – May 25, 2012
Pros: varied working conditions
Cons: western managers-supervisors
This is for Berlitz Japan. The job itself was good, however; the Western managers we had were terrible. They would do things that would be illegal in our home countries but because we were in Japan, they felt exempt from the law. The Japanese staff were great and honest and were a pleasure to work with.
English/French Instructor, CSR (Current Employee), Ottawa, ON – May 9, 2012
Pros: flexible schedules, rewarding experience, excellent work environment.
Cons: unreliable hours.
Teaching at Berlitz is a rewarding experience. Teachers arrive before their class, review the student file, and prepare for class. This job has helped me develop excellent interpersonal and problem solving – more... skills. The management is very approachable and does whatever they can to help you. My co-workers are very friendly, and I have become close with a number of them. The hardest part of the job is teaching a student that is taking language training because it is required for their job. Most students are excited to learn a language, but some see it as a waste of time. The challenge in this is to find a way to make the lesson interesting for them while still teaching. The most enjoyable part is seeing the progress that students make and how happy they are about it. – less