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German ICEF Features Prodirekt Language Learning Poll and Analysis

The leading education organization in Europe ICEF features Prodirekt poll and analysis, relating to young language learners, in the Monitor.

Job opportunities have been shrinking with the global crisis and employers are becoming more selective; therefore, speaking English as a second language has become more important. The Verbalisti survey points out that in developing economies the need for language education amongst young learners is perceived as a must, and that parents are willing to continue spending on their children’s education abroad even in harsh economic times.

Balkan poll follows Berlitz study showing strong demand for language learning

Balkan poll follows Berlitz study showing strong demand for language learning

“Prodirekt, provider of education and training in the Balkan region, and its language-focused social network Verbalisti recently announced the results of a poll designed to discover how parents in the Balkans feel about the language education of their children. The survey polled 1566 people from 4 countries: Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Resultsclearly showed that parents place a high regard for foreign language education”. Entire story can be read at Balkan poll follows Berlitz study showing strong demand for language learning

ICEF Monitor features Prodirekt Language Learning Poll

 

 

 

 

 

About ICEF (International Consultants for Education and Fairs)

ICEF‘s roots in international education go back to the 1960s, when Karl Badde, a linguist and pioneering educationalist, established a chain of language schools in the Middle East. This chain included centres in Bonn and London by the 1970s, with a specialisation in Arabic language training for diplomats and business executives. Since 1991 ICEF has counted as clients thousands of educators, student recruitment agents and industry-related service providers. Renowned as the most important event for international educators, premium agents, work & travel professionals, as well as leading industry service providers, the ICEF Berlin Workshop is the world’s largest and most comprehensive international education-focussed networking event of its kind.

About PRODIREKT LLC and Communication Network Verbalisti (Verbalists)

PRODIREKT (www.prodirektgroup.com) provides strategic management and executive education and training in the Balkan region. PRODIREKT’s innovative solutions for corporate management, marketing and international business communication offer a bridge between strategy and education, while its business group and social network Verbalisti, dedicated to language studies and professional training, helps young professionals and business people achieve their objectives in international communication.

English UK, the World’s Leading Language Teaching Association, Recognized PRODIREKT as a Partner Agency

Belgrade, Serbia – January 25, 2012 – English UK, which works with the British Council to operate the English in Britain Accreditation Scheme, recognized PRODIREKT as an educational consultancy that successfully promoted the UK as an English language teaching destination in the past years. The recognition and accreditation of PRODIREKT as an English UK Partner Agency came as a result of PRODIREKT’s strictly adhering to the principles of the agency code of conduct, while providing language education services since 2002.

PRODIREKT has been recognized by the English UK as a Partner Agency

PRODIREKT was the first in the region to be recognized by English UK as a Partner Agency

“We are delighted to be the first company in the region to be recognized as an official Partner Agency by English UK, which is known for its independence, reputation and strict monitoring of its members’ work in the local markets,” commented Dejan Trpkovic, Managing Director of PRODIREKT. “This recognition is a great reward for our hard work during the last three years, the period that was also marked with the regional success of the communication and language network Verbalisti. The English UK partner membership will certainly be viewed by our clients and partners as an extra mark of quality of PRODIREKT services, and is a good start in the regional standardization of foreign language studies and recognition of high quality local agencies,” said Dejan Trpkovic.

Review the English UK media release in January 2012:  English UK’s newest Partner Agencies

English UK web site PRODIREKT profile:  PRODIREKT English UK Partner Agency

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About English UK
English UK is an independent organisation which works with the British Council to operate the English in Britain Accreditation Scheme. As the world’s leading language teaching association,  English UK has more than 450 members – all accredited by the British Council – including private language schools, educational trusts and charities and language centres in further education colleges and universities.

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PRODIREKT Education Consultancy has Met Strict Standard of Quality of German ICEF, PRODIREKT Recognized as ICEF Agency

Bonn, Germany – November 21, 2011 – German ICEF today formally recognized PRODIREKT as the Agency and educational consultancy that met ICEF’s strict standard of quality. PRODIREKT successfully completed a quality assurance screen during 2011 and has become a preferred Agency of ICEF.

ICEF logoPRODIREKT Director of Educational Programs Jasmina Saric said, “The global population of international students has grown dramatically over the past decade, and all signs point that the same is happening, albeit at the slower pace, in Southeast Europe. This also means that our customers are becoming more demanding and knowledgeable about the opportunities in international education. Therefore, we must be transparent in our practices and be more accountable how we conduct our business. Our company, with the support from the Western educators, created the language network Verbalisti in 2010 to meet this growing demand for the regional standardization in foreign language studies. The popularity of Verbalisti and its fast growth to a 11,000-member strong community in less than two years is the best evidence that the regional customers needed one credible opinion forum and education market place they can trust. With ICEF’s recognition of PRODIREKT’s high quality education services, we continue to show our commitment to improved practice and professional standards”.

Along with our well-established quality assurance screening for agents, ICEF has for some time followed strict guidelines for educators participating in ICEF Workshops. All institutions that attend the ICEF Higher Education Workshop must be fully accredited in their home countries.

About ICEF
ICEF’s industry-leading quality assurance processes are increasingly recognised worldwide as an important qualification for agencies who have been successfully vetted for, and participated in, ICEF Workshops. In 2010, ICEF launched a formal recognition programme, acknowledging agents who have met ICEF’s strict standard of quality. The ICEF Agency status is conferred for a two-year period and is renewed through ongoing quality assurance screening and participation in ICEF Workshops.

About PRODIREKT
PRODIREKT’s innovative solutions for corporate management, marketing and international business communication offer a bridge between strategy and education, while its business group and social network Verbalisti, dedicated to language studies and professional training, helps young professionals and business people achieve their objectives in international communication.

Learn about ICEF’s services and listen to educators from around the world talk about how ICEF impacts their international education and language travel:

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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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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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