Berlitz acquires Telelangue to expand Web- and Phone-based learning services

Berlitz announced its acquisition of Telelangue, a
provider of language services based in France. Telelangue specializes in distance
blended-learning and offers their clients custom-made phone classes and an
e-learning program, supported by a learning management system.

Through this acquisition Berlitz will expand
its capability to provide integrated learning services that will combine its
face-to-face lessons and media-based learning services, such as e-learning,
phone- and web- based training.

In language training fields, more and more comprehensive
training and greater customization are required to meet the needs of companies
trying to bring up talent capable of meeting worldwide business challenges.

To effectively respond to these needs, Berlitz has
provided language training services through various lesson delivery methods,
from face-to-face classroom lessons to more personalized e-learning systems.

With Telelangue’s integrated learning management system,
Berlitz will effectively be able to offer even more flexible training services
and provide timely management reports to monitor students’ progress and

“Berlitz is committed to not only language training,
but also the global leadership and business skills training required in today’s
diversified business environment,” said Yukako Uchinaga, chairman of the
Board, CEO and president, Berlitz Corporation.

Flexible combination of lesson delivery methods,
customization of content, and learning management are key areas in achieving
this goal. Telelangue’s integrated training platform, with its proven success
in Europe, will significantly enhance Berlitz’ already established language
training services which are being used as a benchmark today in the industry.

The Telelangue e-learning platform with integrated
instructor-led training and learning management capabilities can precisely
monitor each individual student’s performance and progress.

We look forward
to working with Berlitz to increase efficiency and add value to our mutual
efforts in language training services,” said Jean Michel Dubedout, president
and CEO of Telelangue.

“Bringing Telelangue into the Berlitz family will
help elevate us to the level of a true ‘global education company’ by taking
advantage of both companies’ strengths and cultures. We are looking to add
innovative ideas to language and leadership training such as
collaboration-based learning to further link students and their instructors, as
well as to other students,” Uchinaga added.

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