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Prodirekt and Verbalists Language Education Network to represent Manchester City and King’s College programs in the Balkans

Belgrade, Serbia – 12th November 2015 – Educational group PRODIREKT LLC, along with its Verbalisti Language Network, took part for the 5th time in the most important annual educational workshop held in Berlin, from 1st-3rd November, which was organised by the revered Berlin’s ICEF organisation.

More than 2,400 participants from over a hundred nations attended the 2015 workshop, particularly special as ICEF celebrates its 20th year in existence. Over the course of three days, filled with meetings and seminars, those who attended had the opportunity to reaffirm existing business partnerships, as well as create new ones, whilst catching up with the latest trends in the education sector on a global scale.

ICEF education workshop in Berlin and Verbalisti Language Network

Maja Merdovic: “United vs City – Verbalisti are very excited to be able to create in this way a distinctive worldwide position – a healthy competition on the pitch but also in the classroom.”

Maja Merdovic, PRODIREKT’s Language Education Program Manager, commented on the importance of providing quality education to language learners of all ages, and more specifically offering new learning opportunities for young learners that combine sports and language studying. She pointed out that prestigious sports brands make the learning experience for the young much more attractive and enjoyable: “Three years ago, in an exclusive partnership with the famous Manchester United (MU) Soccer & English School, we brought this unique educational opportunity to the Balkan region. The MU language with football program has proved hugely popular – so much so that some of our students have already decided to go back for the third time next summer.”

Besides this prestigious summer camp, Verbalisti have been offering language learning and sports development with tennis, through NIKE tennis camp held in London, and summer outdoor activities with the GLS Water Sports camp near Berlin.

Manchester United and Manchester City football and language schools, Verbalisti“As the leading provider of young learners programs, we continually seek out new and exciting learning opportunities for our students. We are pleased to announce that during the ICEF workshop we have finalised regional representation for more world famous brands, the first of which is none other than – Manchester City, the fiercest Man Utd’s rival! Verbalisti are very excited to be able to create in this way a distinctive worldwide position – a healthy competition on the pitch but also in the classroom. Other famous sports brands will be revealed soon on our Facebook business page, so stay tuned, you will love our new programs,” revealed Maja Merdovic.

In 2014, apart from the language group, PRODIREKT created the academics department to focus on educational consulting for secondary, further and higher education abroad. During the workshop in Berlin, PRODIREKT’s Managing Director and founder Dejan Trpkovic met with representatives from leading high schools and universities in the world. “Language education is closely connected to and often a prerequisite for a successful entry into high schools and universities abroad. Our achievements in language education over the years have been recognised by many renowned higher education institutions, and our meetings in Berlin were an ideal opportunity to agree with them on a unique approach in presenting them in South Eastern Europe. I consider it too early to talk about significant figures in terms of the number of students from our region studying in the well-known universities, for example, in the UK or the US, mainly due to their high tuition fees. Nevertheless, there is a large number of lesser-known high schools and universities in the world with outstanding standards of education. I believe it is important to make those institutions known and accessible in the Balkans.”

Dejan added that his company intends to “acquaint students and their parents with different educational systems in the world, and make them aware of the pitfalls of enrolling in high schools which do not have a proper accreditation and/or a high acceptance rate into universities. There is also a risk of enrolling into universities which do not have a proven track record in enhancing students’ employment prospects. I trust that PRODIREKT is well suited to offer these valuable educational insights. Most of our team members have obtained their undergraduate or postgraduate diplomas at reputed universities abroad and worked as senior managers overseas. Perhaps, it is equally important that we have long been the leading management education and recruiting firm in the Balkans, providing services similar to academics consulting.”

ICEF prides itself on having the strictest, most comprehensive and diligent educator and agent quality controls. Agencies who have received ICEF Agency Status are evaluated every two years to ensure ongoing compliance with ICEF’s standards. PRODIREKT and the Verbalisti Language Network were among the first organizations from the Southeast Europe to pass ICEF’s strict screening process and were awarded ICEF Agent Status in 2011, which is an indicator of their quality and professionalism.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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

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

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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