Founded in 1878, Berlitz International is one of the world s largest providers of language training and cultural consulting services. The company has in excess of 460 locations in more than 63 countries and 60-plus locations in the United States. Berlitz International was founded when language tutor Maximilian D. Berlitz developed a new method of teaching languages. The company is the only proprietary language learning institution recommended for college credit by the American Council of Education, the leading coordinating body for institutions of higher learning in the United States. The company is also accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. In addition to language education, the company offers cultural consulting communication.