Originally Posted by Fabienne
As to Berlitz, I would never use their services, I know how they exploit the linguists.
ugh, this is so true. they charge a lot for their classes and don't pay the teachers anything. my mom taught like 10 years ago, and only recently went back to one night a week for extra money. she only goes back for this group that she really likes who really wants to continue. berlitz wouldn't even throw down some cash for a book she wanted to use for her class. they told her "why don't you use one of the ones we have?" so i guess the students pitched in. it's really terrible.
as for the method they use, it's actually pretty fun. i have been taking portuguese this semester at school and one of my mom's students took portuguese with berlitz and let me borrow the cd's to listen to. i like they way that they introduce the concepts and everything. it's very conversational and fun.