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A debating club, with a unique English conversation course, opens in Belgrade

Belgrade, Serbia — October 10, 2014 — The education group PRODIREKT today launched the attractive English conversation program dubbed Verbalizuj se! (Verbalize Yourself!).

This unique program is organized by the Verbalingua language center, which is part of the popular language network Verbalisti and PRODIREKT company. Debates and open discussions are excellent for language learning because they engage students in a variety of cognitive and linguistic ways. One of the things that make this program special and different from other courses is that it gives students the opportunity to discuss current and important issues with celebrities and leading business people. For more information about the program, please click here.

Isidora Bjelica is a very famous Serbian writer and public figure

Isidora Bjelica, a very famous Serbian writer and public figure, will be the first guest of the Verbalizuj se! program

“The ability to organize your thoughts clearly and to communicate them in a persuasive way in a foreign language is very useful when you’re sitting in a job interview, advancing your career or holding a top management position. These are skills that you’ll use for the rest of your life, and Verbalize Yourself! program is great to improve those skills. The participation of famous people and successful managers in discussions greatly enhances the value of the program and makes it exciting and unique”, described the course Dejan Trpkovic, managing director of PRODIREKT.

The program starts on 23 October with English language meetings and famous Serbian writer and public figure Isidora Bjelica as its first guest. Verbalingua plans to open debating clubs for other languages in the near future as well.

The meetings are held twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 19:00 to 22:30 at the attractive space of the Verbalisti language network. The club and office space, which was awarded the first prize at the 23rd Exhibition of Architectural Achievements in Interior Design, is located at Gospodar Jevremova 9a, Belgrade.

The Verbalingua language center and Verbalisti network are brands of Prodirekt, which is a certified representative and partner of prestigious schools and colleges in world renowned university centers.

English and German Language Teaching Jobs in Serbia

English and German language instructors and teachers

In-house courses and adult learning – several positions

Following the success and fast growth of Verbalisti, the largest language network in South East Europe, a new language training center is opening in Belgrade, founded by the owner of Verbalisti and the PRODIREKT group that focuses on communication development. The center aims to be the most dynamic provider of language skills training in Serbia and is looking for enthusiastic teachers to fulfill this goal.

Language teaching jobs in Serbia - Our teachers smile and stay positive

Our teachers smile and stay positive
A smiling teacher can easily win over the hearts of the students and build their confidence to express themselves

Position Summary:

Under the guidance and supervision of a Director of Studies (DoS), the language instructor teaches English or German to adult students. In accordance with the approved curriculum framework, the instructor implements effective instructional methods and materials, utilizes diagnostic and progress assessment measures, and maintains communication with students, keeping them informed regarding their progress and offering extra help as required. The instructor keeps the DoS informed of classroom issues and works with colleagues in a team effort to achieve program goals. She/he prepares student reports and supplemental class materials and monitors student progress.

Position:

  • Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to classes.
  • Using a modern and dynamic teaching approach which allows students to communicate easily using the English/German language.
  • Researching and devising entertaining, interesting, creative, productive lessons for students.
  • Teaching specialized English/German courses such as those which cater to the needs of business people and executives.
  • Teaching groups and/or on a one-to-one basis.
  • Assessing and recording student progress by setting and marking coursework and examinations.
  • Participating in staff meetings and extra-curricular activities.

Qualifications:

  • Native or near-native English/German language fluency
  • Language instructors:
    – In-house – at least two years’ experience providing in-house courses to corporate clients
    – Adult learning – at least two years’ experience as an English/German teacher to intermediate/advanced adult learners
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, comfort with ambiguity, and affinity for learning new tools and applications.
  • Knowledge and experience using blended learning, task-based learning, and skills integration in language teaching would be a considerable advantage
  • Familiarity with on-line learning management systems, such as Moodle, is a plus
  • Ability to develop and adapt classroom materials to meet students’ needs
  • Experience using computers and technology in classroom activities (interactive whiteboards, etc.)
  • Internet and social networks enthusiast
Language teaching jobs in Serbia - Our teachers have a strong emotional intelligence

Our teachers have a strong emotional intelligence
Understanding what makes a particular student “tick” emotionally can be important in helping with individual language learning.

Please visit the following links to learn more about us:

Verbalisti website
Verbalisti Facebook business page
Verbalisti language travel
Verbalisti YouTube channel
Prodirekt website
Prodirekt Recommendations

If you possess genuine fascination with languages, interest in people, empathy with learners and a lot of creativity, we would like to hear from you. We will consider offering freelance, part-time and full-time engagements.

Internships
We also welcome applications from motivated, newly-qualified graduates with limited classroom experience, who wish to further develop their careers in a highly challenging environment.

Candidates interested in applying for these job posts, please email a letter of interest, as well as your CV in English and Serbian, with your most recent photograph, to recruiter@prodirekt.net

No phone calls please; only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications will be dealt with in strict confidence.

Prodirekt Completed the First Stage of the High-profile Translation and Communication Project in Serbia

Belgrade, Serbia – 19 July, 2013 – Prodirekt announced the successful completion of the first stage of the high-profile communication project with EU.

In February, 2013, Prodirekt, the leading communication and language consultancy in SEE, was selected to provide the complete solution for the communications needs of the Hellenic Parliament and the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in their twinning project.

Prevodjenje i prevodilacke usluge u procesu evropskih integracija

The twinning project “Strengthening Capacities of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in the EU integration Process” is an European Union funded project that will be jointly implemented by the Hellenic Parliament and National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia from February 2013 until June 2014. Click here to review the detailed project description.

 

Translation and Interpreting Jobs for the EU Project

 

We are seeking several translation professionals, based in Belgrade, to join our team during the second stage of the project.

Translation and interpreting services (English-Serbian) include, but are not limited to:Prevodilački poslovi za projekat Evropske unije

• Legislation & law making process
• EU acquis
• Parliament & Government operation
• Independent State bodies
• Operations research
• Communication and media

We will consider offering internship, freelance, part-time and full-time engagements. Experience with legal consecutive interpreting and/or written translations is a big plus, but is not required.

If you are interested in applying for this job post, please email a letter of interest, as well as your CV in English and Serbian, with your most recent photograph, to recruiter@prodirekt.net

No phone calls please; only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications will be dealt with in strict confidence.

About PRODIREKT and Communication Network Verbalisti (Verbalists)

PRODIREKT 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, with the communication network Verbalisti, dedicated to language studies, professional training, translation and interpreting services, helps young professionals and corporate clients achieve their objectives in international communication.

Prodirekt and Verbalisti Support the Manifestation “May – a Math month in Serbia”

Verbalisti, matematika i Maj mesec matematikeBelgrade, Serbia – April 25, 2012 – The Centre for the Promotion of Science and the Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts held the press conference, regarding the science-popular manifestation “May – a math month in Serbia”  to be organised in Belgrade and 15 other cities in Serbia.

The communication and language network Verbalisti, owned by Prodirekt, gladly accepted the invitation to support this worthwhile project. Verbalisti, as one of its major media sponsors, will cover the project activities throughout Serbia and contribute towards instigating scientific curiosity and motivating Serbian citizens to take interest in science and math as much as possible.

Video: The campaign May – a math month in Serbia” (in Serbian)

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Aktuelno Program about the Importance of Language Education Abroad and How to Attend a Foreign Language School

Interview with Jasmina Saric, Director of Educational Programs, Prodirekt
April 2012
Radio show AKTUELNO broadcasted on 27 radio stations across Serbia, Bosnia and Montenegro
AKTUELNO program is owned by B2B Interactive Media Group
Radio host: Sanja Velickovic
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English translation:

It seems that our last week’s announcement of the internship post in Prodirekt, a company dealing with education, has encouraged many of you to find out more about the opportunities to learn a language abroad. Our today’s guest is Jasmina Saric, director of educational programs in Prodirekt and co-founder of the social network Verbalisti (Verbalists), will answer your questions on this matter.

Jasmina, your company Prodirekt has agreed to offer a one-month internship opportunity to all our listeners interested in gaining a valuable experience in the field of education. However, you’ve just told me that, apart from being satisfied with the number of received internship applications and CVs, you’re also quite pleasantly surprised by the interest our listeners have shown in learning a language abroad. Why do you think this is, could it be because of the appeal of the social network Verbalisti?

AKTUELNO featuring Prodirekt internship opportunity with language network Verbalisti

There is no doubt the Verbalisti is an interesting concept in itself and we’re pleased it’s attracting so many language students and linguists; however, when it comes to the growing demand to study a language abroad, I believe it should be partly attributed to the fact that we no longer need visas to travel and partly to the fact that people, not just in Serbia but everywhere in the region, are perceiving the times of recession as ideal for education and improvement. Not to mention the fact that to fit a job, a person needs to tick more and more boxes, with the knowledge of at least one foreign language being very important.

We’ve received a lot of questions from our listeners. For instance, Dubravka Markovic from Belgrade would like to know why a student, before choosing a language course, should consult a language expert?

For a very simple reason – consulting a language expert can save you a lot of time and money. What is it that we can do to help every student choose the right course? The first step would be to define the reason for learning a language: it makes a great deal of difference whether you learn English, for instance, to be able to chat on the internet, or whether you learn German with a view to enrolling in an Austrian college; or perhaps you need Spanish to get a promotion in your company’s subsidiary in Spain. This is important, because it’s a specific level of knowledge that takes you to your goal, but also a specific kind of course. After establishing the goal, we need to determine our starting point and that’s why we ask our clients to do a placement test. The purpose of the test is to find out the current level of the language competence as opposed to the desired one. Once we’ve established these two important points, we can recommend a suitable course.

Our listeners would probably like to know how expensive these consultations and the placement test are?

In Prodirekt and with the Verbalisti, the consultations and tests are free and they are an integral part of our services. However, it is advisable to make an appointment in advance either by phoning 011 26-237-26 or emailing us at info@prodirekt.net

Predrag from Pancevo would like to know whether his 16-year old son who’s been learning English for years, both in school and taking private lessons, needs to attend a course in England? I believe this is an interesting question to students of all ages.

We don’t learn a language in a classroom only. On the contrary. A classroom is an artificial environment, or shall I say, a simulation of real situations. But even in this case there are differences, both in state or private schools – no matter how good the teaching is, or a teacher, when you learn a foreign language in your own country, you’re inevitably surrounded by people speaking the same mother tongue. The communication is bound to slip into that language, sooner or later. In England, or any other country, where you travel to learn its native language, the classes are international, and like it or not, you simply have to communicate in the given language. Even more importantly, outside the classroom, you’re forced to practice the foreign language in real life when for instance, you need to order some food, buy a train ticket or invite someone for a drink.

Jasmina Saric

What is the age limit for language programs abroad?

If we’re talking of programs intended for the teenagers, it’s between 12 and 18 years old.

Since we’re talking of teenagers here, do they travel with a group leader?  A tourist guide?

All our groups are accompanied. The person traveling with students is never a tourist guide because these are not tour packages but educational trips. Our group leaders are always experienced foreign language teachers, and in Verbalisti’s team there are at least 10 such teachers who’ve been participating in our programs for years. They are always with children, from the first passport control at the Belgrade airport to arrival at destination including airport transfers, through their stay in a foreign college, until they return home.

Here is an anonymous but extremely interesting question: I want my daughter to study in Oxford, not wander around doing sightseeing and shopping. Is it compulsory for students to participate in social activities program?

It’s not only an interesting question, it’s a very common one. Social activities, such as sport in students’ free time, sightseeing or creative workshops are not just having fun. Their aim is multifold, but the first and foremost one is continuous communication and socializing in an international environment, only this time in real life situations. Such activities are extremely stimulating and they not only help learning, but also familiarizing with different cultures. And last but not least, they help group leaders have all the students in one place.

Do students receive a certificate after they’ve finished a course?

All students receive a certificate indicating their level of language competency, the length and type of the course they’ve done. Let me just point out that all the colleges we work with are British Council accredited.

Are all your programs intended for teenagers and young people?

People learn languages for different reasons; in today’s globalised world the question of speaking languages and being able to communicate successfully is actually the question of professional survival. Verbalisti have developed 24 language programs aimed at all ages and levels. A substantial percentage of our clients are adults – students, young professionals, business people. We also offer a unique service in language consulting to corporations.

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