Berlitz International, Inc. was founded in 1878 by Maximilian D. Berlitz in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He discovered and developed Berlitz Method, a system of language teaching that today is still the basis for the world-famous Berlitz courses. Nowadays Berlitz is a subsidiary of Benesse Corporation, a leading Japanese publisher of correspondence courses and other educational materials. Berlitz and Benesse together are uniquely positioned to provide for the language needs - -instruction, and publishing-of the global marketplace. Berlitz is the world's premier language services firm, providing expertise in language instruction throughout the world. We have been teaching languages for 130 years and have millions of successful alumni.