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PRODIREKT Takes Ivan Radenov, the First Macedonian Pop Idol, to London for Language Education at Kings Colleges (VIDEO)

Skopje, Macedonia – October 28, 2011 – PRODIREKT, a company that owns one of the fastest growing educational social network Verbalisti, awarded a two-week language course at KINGS COLLEGES for the first Macedonian Pop Idol. Even at the very start of the of the Macedonian Pop Idol finals, the language education became a true hit among the young in Macedonia, while the Facebook page Verbalisti recorded more than 1000 new members in just one week. Ivan will improve his English at KINGS COLLEGES, one of the oldest and most prestigious language institutions in the UK, with the tradition spanning over 54 years and centres in London, Oxford and Bournemouth, the English Riviera gem.

PRODIREKT awarded a two-week language course at Kings Colleges for Ivan Radenov, the first Macedonian Pop Idol

PRODIREKT awarded a two-week language course at Kings Colleges for Ivan Radenov, the first Macedonian Pop Idol

Macedonian Idol Season 1 (Macedonian: Македонски идол – Makedonski Idol) was the first season of the Macedonian version of the worldwide known talent franchise series Pop Idol. The show started airing on November 13, 2010 on A1 TV and finished airing on May 30, 2011 with the big final held in Metropolis Arena, Skopje. The winner was Ivan Radenov from Gevgelija. As first runner-up finished Miki Sekulovski and second runner-up Dejan Jovanov.

The auditions started in the summer 2010. Ten Macedonian cities were included: Ohrid, Kavadarci, Strumica, Veles, Stip, Kumanovo,Skopje, Bitola, Tetovo and Prilep. Three famous Macedonian personalities were chosen to be the judges: Kaliopi Bukle (singer), Igor Dzambazov (TV host, singer and actor) and Toni Mihajlovski (TV host and actor). Ivanna Hadzievska and Nenad Gjeorgjievski famous for being hosts of the show-magazine A1 Exclusive were the hosts of the show.

Twenty candidates were chosen for the final cut of the show. However, in the final concerts got only 13 candidates (finalists). The other seven were promised to record a song, which will be given as an award from the jury.

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Verbalisti Interview: Ivan Radenov
by Jasmina Saric, PRODIREKT
October 2011, Skopje, Macedonia
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Verbalists Announced the Winners of the Language Competition – Verbalize Yourself!

Belgrade, Serbia – June 24, 2011 – The regional language network Verbalists announced the winners of the competition “Verbalize Yourself!”, launched in May, 2011. What made the competition so unique was the fact that the jury evaluated not only creativity of the photo’s description, but also the succinctness of the written verbalization. A photo was to be described in English in no more than 200 characters.

The author of the best “verbalized” photo Angel Ristovski won a main prize — a two-week language scholarship in one of the leading language schools — Kings Colleges.

The Verbalists fans voted Marija Ilievska from Macedonia, with Facebook alias Krushevsko Chupe (Крушевско Чупе), to have the best photo and English verbalization. Marija was awarded a digital camera.

Verbalize Yourself! Competition, Elisaveta Stefanova, Bulgaria - 4th place

Photo: Elisaveta Stefanova, Bulgaria - 4th place; Photo Description: "I am just an old-fashioned girl, who believes in Magic. Wandering the streets of Belgrade I noticed this festival and I felt enchanted. I saw a real Fairy tale- brave knights and charming princesses -crossing my way".

There were 240 contestants who verbalized their photos, coming from no less than 18 countries: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Romania, Nepal, Egypt, Ukraine, Cameroon, Slovakia, Philippines, USA, Italia, Turkey, Uganda, Germany.

THE WINNERS OF THE “VERBALIZE YOURSELF!” COMPETITION

1. Angel Ristovski from Macedonia (The language trip to Oxford!!! – Kings Colleges)

2. Sladjana Jovic from Serbia (Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English with CD ROM)

3. Ella Sheitanka from Croatia (Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English with CD ROM)

4. Elisaveta Stefanova from Bulgaria (Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English with CD ROM)

5. Ilija Jokso Joksic from Serbia (Set of Longman Penguin Readers)

6. Sava Cleaner Veselinović from Serbia (Set of Longman Penguin Readers)

7. Olivera Ivanovic-Klikovac from Montenegro (Set of Longman Penguin Readers)

The best photo in the opinion of the Verbalists fans: Krushevsko Chupe (Крушевско Чупе) from Macedonia (a digital camera)

Special prize for juniors: Mina Dinic from Serbia (Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English with CD ROM)

You may see the entries of the winners on the Verbalisti Facebook business page, please click here
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Interview: Competition “Verbalizuj se!”
Marija Ilievska – The Winner Voted by Facebook Verbalisti Fans

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Verbalize Yourself! and Win a Language Trip to Oxford with the Verbalists

Belgrade, Serbia – May 22, 2011 – The regional language network Verbalists has announced a regional competition in which, apart from many other valuable prizes, the winners get a free two-week English language course in Kings College in the world famous British city of Oxford. The competition “Verbalize Yourself!” is organized in all countries of former Yugoslavia by Prodirekt and the language network Verbalists in cooperation with the distinguished publisher Pearson Longman.

“What makes the competition “Verbalize Yourself!” so special and unique is the fact that the jury will choose the best photo description not just for its creativity and originality, but also the succinctness of the written verbalization. Such a photo should be described in English in no more than 200 characters. The jury will decide on the originality of both the photo and its description, but it’s not so important that the description should be grammatically impeccable – the creativity in writing will be crucial. The author of the best “verbalized” photo wins a free two-week language trip to Oxford and a chance to improve his/her English in one of the best language schools in Europe – Kings Colleges.  Kings Colleges is one of the oldest and most distinguished language institutions in England with the tradition exceeding 54 years; its schools are in London, Oxford, Bournemouth and Los Angeles”, Jasmina Saric, Director of Educational programs in Prodirekt clarifies the very nature of the competition.

Verbalize Yourself! and win a language trip to Oxford with the Verbalists

Verbalists and Pearson Longman have prepared many other valuable prizes, while all the participants get a €50 voucher redeemable against any Verbalists language program with the start date in 2011.

The competition ends on 10th June 2011. The winners will be announced on the Verbalists Facebook page with the award ceremony to be held in Verbalists Belgrade office in 9a Gospodar Jevremova Street, at 3pm on 16th June 2011.

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PRODIREKT and Verbalists Support Language Education in Macedonia and the Talent Show Program “Pop Idol”

Prodirekt and the regional language network Verbalists will provide language travel prizes for the first two winners of the world’s renown show program Idol, held in Macedonia.

Verbalisti will take the winner of Idol to Kings Colleges in Great Britain, while a contestant who wins second place will enjoy English classes at sunny Malta in European School of English.

Verbalists is a brand of Prodirekt, which is a certified representative and partner of prestigious schools and colleges in world renowned university centres, such as Oxford and Cambridge.

The safety and wellbeing of young students is the language network’s top priority and that’s why all Verbalists’ groups are accompanied by an experienced group leader who looks after students’ welfare during their course attendance.

Verbalists are also the answer to the growing demand for the regional standardization in foreign language studies.

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Pop Idol Finalists - PRODIREKT and Verbalists Support Language Education in Macedonia and the Talent Show Program Pop Idol

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