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The Berlitz Legend

Thanks to the efforts of generations of Berlitz people in the past 130 years, Berlitz has won a number of awards and honors, becoming the largest language training organization worldwide and one of the top educational brands featuring high quality and high standard…

1877

 Maximilian D. Berlitz creates the world-renowned Berlitz Method®

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1878

The Berlitz School of Languages was founded by Maximilian D. Berlitz in Providence, Rhode Island

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1900 – 1920

Berlitz wins two gold medals at Paris World’s Fair for its superiority of method and instruction in language teaching; later Maximilian D. Berlitz receives three medals of honor from the King of Spain and the government of France

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1921 – 1944

Berlitz receives two gold medals and eight awards for its academic excellence successively at Lille World’s Fair, Zurich World’s Fair, St. Louis World’s Fair, Liege World’s Fair and London World’s Fair

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1929

Berlitz is one of the few international organizations to survive the decade-long Great Depression

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1964

Berlitz Total Immersion® wins the “E-Award” presented by the US Department of Commerce (a prize created by the former US president John F. Kennedy)

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1966

The Berlitz global network expands to Asia, as the first Berlitz Language Center opens in Tokyo

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1970

The unique and proprietary Berlitz Multi-Media materials are developed

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1982

Berlitz Kids® was introduced, featuring age-appropriate materials and activities geared toward language learning for children and teens

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1994

The Berlitz global network further expands to Europe, Latin America and Africa

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1997

The Berlitz learning Cycle was launched, pushing English learning much faster and higher-efficient

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2002

Berlitz English TM textbooks are officially introduced to over 500 language centers of Berlitz

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2003

Berlitz Virtual Classroom® is launched worldwide

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2005

The training cooperation solutions developed jointly by Berlitz’s Training Management Corporation (TMC) and PepsiCo wins an award from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)

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2008

Berlitz celebrates its 130 anniversary

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2012

Berlitz China officially unveiled its remodeled website

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