Granted, the method changes from region to region and level to level. But for people who have ADD, as I do, the Berlitz Method can leave you in the dust.
This is not dissimilar, though, from what you'd find in any classroom where the teacher is either not adequately trained to work with varied learning styles, or the administration is too rigid. When I taught for Berlitz, I broke the rules left and right. It was a sanity gesture for students and me, craving to get off the train at unscheduled stops.
Revealing the Berlitz Method here is inadvisable, although it's not difficult to find out what the basic method is. Just apply to be trained. Or you can, of course, be their student. But an aspect of the method is commonly used outside of Berlitz, even as learning styles are better understood today. Drills are helpful even for this student...to a point. Going beyond quick, brief, introductory bits of information, the very basic conversational material, a student needs to think. Especially when teaching literacy, time to think is time to learn is time to build a linguistic foundation. And students at any age and any level need time to think.
So my question is, "Why can't teachers and students get off at unscheduled, yet appropriate, stops?"