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 Verbalists survey points out that in developing economies the need for language education among 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.
“Prodirekt, provider of education and training in the Balkan region, and its language-focused social network Verbalists 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. Results clearly 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
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 Verbalists (Verbalisti)
PRODIREKT’s (www.prodirektgroup.com) innovative solutions for career and talent management offer a bridge between strategy and education, while our business group, with the Verbalists Communication Network, dedicated to language studies, professional training, and translating services, helps our individual and corporate clients achieve their objectives in international communication.