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 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 – more... 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
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 classes.
I learned to be flexible and work in an environment where there were teachers from several different countries.
My Instructional Supervisor – more... 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.
Language Instructor (Former Employee), Washington, DC – May 5, 2014
I like working at Berlitz because I get a chance to teach English to non-English speakers from many countries with many backgrounds and of different ages. Teaching these students is a great way to learn about a new culture while teaching them about mine. It can be a challenge sometimes due to cultural differences, but patience and determination can – more... help a great deal! Everyone at Berlitz is so kind, friendly, and always willing to help. It is a great atmosphere for those who want to expand their cultural understandings past their own. – less
Language Instructor (Current Employee), Denver, CO – May 5, 2014
Pros: experience and fun people
Cons: bad hour rate paid
Work for almost couple years with Berlitz and I have to say, good place to start a temporary job. People are great but the money you earn as language instructor is terrible (around $11/hour). Good management and co-workers are great. Hardest part of the job is working a lot during a week, earning little money, and then the next week no more classes.
Amazing workplace to meet and interact with different people with diverse backgrounds.
English & Spanish Professor (Current Employee), San Juan, PR – April 24, 2014
It's a great company in which the employee learns how to teach and perfect the art of teaching. It doesn't follow a routine; everyday there's something new. You will have an array of experiences with each class. Co-workers are extremely friendly and willing to cooperate.
A very flexible and culturally diverse environment.
English Language Instructor (Current Employee), Kanayama – March 6, 2014
Berlitz allows its employees to choose their work hours. The company also allows to leave for family events and emergencies. Working at Berlitz has allowed me to improve on a myriad of skills such as presentation, management and Japanese language skills.
Spanish Instructor (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CA – January 14, 2014
Pros: meeting people from all walks of life.
Cons: part time, not enough work and no health care.
I absolutely love to work and to have been working at this worldwide language school. I have had the opportunity to meet people from around the globe mainly at the company and people from all walks of life as students. Getting to know these students has been as pleasantly challenging and most interesting to work with each one!
Instructor of English (Former Employee), Brasília, DF – December 3, 2013
Pros: good pay
Cons: few work hours
I found while working for Berlitz that marketing and networking are integral parts of keeping any company in Business. Unfortunately the Brasília chapter of Berlitz closed down due to being unprofitable.