BRIC Language Systems
BRIC Language Systems is an online language class platform for Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese. You can connect with local native speaking teachers using BRIC’s unique platform, joining either group lessons or taking private classes. You will also receive a recording of each class to review.
BRIC has a framework within which it customizes courses to suit both individual and business needs. It offers between 4-7 levels per language, and it takes about 48 hours of classes to complete each level. If you complete each level, you will go from learning the basic alphabet to performing speeches and holding meetings. The course outlines seem most suitable for business professionals, but as previously mentioned, they customize their courses based on individual needs.
If you are learning Chinese, you have the opportunity to combine your classes with the premium resources from ChinesePod. This option gives you a $9/month discount on ChinesePod’s premium membership, but you can get a more substantial discount if you get a premium yearly membership from our review here.
Given that BRIC has a clear learning path, it may provide a more structured approach to learning than if you were to find a teacher on italki or Verbling (although Baselang for Spanish offers unlimited classes and an equally as structured approach). However, BRIC’s classes are more expensive, and you must purchase them in packages of 12, 24, or 48 classes.
The current rating is our best estimate. We haven’t had the opportunity yet to more thoroughly evaluate this resource, as we do for our full reviews.