Converting your business to Berlitz

If you already own and operate an independent language school, Berlitz Franchising offers a selective conversion program for you to enter the Berlitz worldwide network of language centers.

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Your strength and ours – together.

We invite you to join Berlitz and enhance your credibility, range of products and services and your perspectives on the language and culture training business.  Build market share and prestige by servicing international transfer clients or Berlitz worldwide corporate-contract clients who may be located in your territory.

Ready to convert?

If you already own and operate an independent language school, Berlitz Franchising offers a selective conversion program for you to enter the Berlitz worldwide network of language centers.  That means you stay in business for yourself and at the same time take advantage of membership in a unique franchise system.

Join Berlitz and enhance their credibility, range of products and services and especially their perspectives on the language and culture training business. These franchisees gain even added prestige by servicing international transfer clients or Berlitz worldwide corporate-contract clients who may be located in their territory. 

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If you can answer 'yes' to these questions, Berlitz could be the home for you

  • Is my school benchmarked according to the standards of 430 language centers around the world?

  • Is my own local brand name at the global elite level of the most prestigious companies?

  • Can I teach any language at any time 24 hours per day, 7 days per week?

Start-up investment

The Berlitz Franchising Corporation Learning Center Initial Fee is $40,000 for a single unit. Upon Berlitz approval of your application, a $5,000 portion of the fee is due as a non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance of $35,000 is payable when you sign the Franchise Agreement, which awards you rights to a specific territory for your business.

In addition to the Initial Fee, a franchise royalty equal to 7.5 percent of the learning center’s gross sales is payable on a monthly basis.

Estimated capital requirements for opening each standard language center include:

Range

1

Equipment and fixtures
(depending on leasehold improvements)
$60,000 –180,000

2

Initial inventory $12,000 – 25,000

3

Operational capital and prepaid expenses $45,000 – 60,000

4

Estimated first month’s rent $3,000 – 5,000

5

Initial Fee $40,000

Total

$160,000 – 310,000

 

The above figures do not include possible additional leasehold improvements and other costs dictated by the facility selected. All costs, with the exception of the Initial Fee, will vary according to location size and local market values.

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