Escuelas de Idiomas Berlitz S.A.
Date: April 25, 2007.
When did academy open? 1970 was when the
first Company-owned Berlitz opened in Madrid, although Alfonso
XIII took classes with Berlitz long before that date.
Contact person and title: Simon Williamson – District
Contact phone: 91 555 5401.
Madrid – Azca
Calle Basilica, 17
Phone: +34 915 55 54 01
Madrid – Pozuelo
Calle Enrique Granados,
628224 Pozuelo de Alarcón,
Phone: + 34 91 541 61 04
Madrid – Serrano
Calle Serrano, 219. 1ºB
Phone: +34 914 57 07 27
Facilities and classrooms:
has an ample range of classrooms of differing sizes all
with black/white boards. DVD/Video/Audio Equipment and Computers
are available in each centre as well as additional materials.
Have good materials support, photocopier?
Berlitz has its own very extensive range of materials, as
well as extra language related resources available on-line.
In addition, each school also keeps a wide selection of
materials from various other publishers, and has a photocopier.
Have "Director of Studies" (DOS) support?
Each centre has an LIS (Local Instructional Supervisor)
whose job is to provide support to the teachers, give lesson
observations, and feedback. There is also a District Instructional
Supervisor to provide extra support for all the centres
in the area.
Qualification requirements for
Candidates must be educated to degree
level. TEFL or CELTA is not required as instructors are
trained specifically in the Berlitz Method.
Experience requirements for employment?
Again due to the training no prior teaching experience is
Hire at a distance?
For the normal school
year (September to June) we recruit locally (however there
can be some exceptions) for summer camp programs we sometimes
conduct initial telephone interviews.
Hire Americans and do their papers?
will hire Americans but only if they have either obtained
papers previously or have dual nationality which allows
them to work in Europe.
Preference for British or Americans?
is no preference. Our students request a variety of accents.
Estimated teachers hired yearly:
vary greatly from year to year and centre to centre. We
currently have over 150 contracted teachers on our staff
of which perhaps 25 – 35% joined this year. We also collaborate
with a number of freelance teachers.
Teachers at Berlitz for over 4 years?
We have a large pool of teachers who have been with Berlitz
for a long period of time (some of which have been working
here for more than 20.)
Best part about working at Berlitz:
are a number of great reasons to work at Berlitz. The finely
honed, user-friendly method developed over 128 years is
certainly one of them. Also, the feeling of working in a
large multinational alongside people from so many diverse
cultures, with such a variety of sources to draw on, makes
it an exciting, creative and dynamic environment while,
at the same time, maintaining a personal and friendly atmosphere.
Furthermore, our contracts offer a level of stability that
few others can.
Offer teacher training or development along with
Every teacher goes through an initial training
course. There are also additional on-line development modules,
lesson observations, feedback sessions, and workshops.
Starters' average salary?
We have a variety of six different contracts ranging from
small part-time up to full-time. They all offer a fixed
monthly salary along with paid holidays. The starting salary for a full-time teacher is 1,118 per month. We also collaborate
with freelance teachers.