Want to speak Dansk, Deutsch, Espa�ol, or Portugu�s? If so, Berlitz can help. Berlitz owns or franchises more than 550 language centers in 70 countries. Founded in 1878 to teach languages through a conversational approach to pleasure travelers, Berlitz now serves schools, military and government clientele, and such corporate clients as Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, and ABC News. Besides small-group and one-on-one language courses, Berlitz offers study-abroad and cultural-awareness training and online programs for all ages. Japanese education group Benesse Corporation owns parent Berlitz Corporation, which it purchased in 2001.