PRODIREKT and the Verbalists Language Network are accredited by the leading language travel and education associations, such as, English UK, IALC, StudyTravel Network, Trinity College London, StudyWorld, FEDELE Spain, and German ICEF. This provides all our clients and students with a guarantee of high quality service and education.
About English UK
English UK is an independent organization 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. In 2011, English UK recognized PRODIREKT as an educational consultancy that has successfully promoted the UK as an English language teaching destination (Prodirekt English UK Authorized Partner Agency). This recognition was dependent on our ability to demonstrate that we had forged successful partnerships with a number of English UK member centres, and that we had adhered to the principles of English UK’s strict code of conduct.
Since 2011, PRODIREKT has been recognized as an agent of ICEF (International Consultants for Education and Fairs), 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-focused networking event of its kind. Since 1991 ICEF has counted as clients thousands of educators, student recruitment agents and industry-related service providers.
Founded in 1983, IALC (International Association of Language Centers) is an Association of independent language centers teaching the language where it is spoken. IALC is a non-profit organization and ST SuperStar School Association, comprising of 153 language schools across 120 destinations in 23 countries. Every IALC language school is inspected and committed to continuous improvement in all areas: teaching, management, administration, accommodation, facilities, cultural activities and customer service. The Association has an accreditation scheme and code of ethics for both schools and agents. With so many agents and study abroad advisors to choose from, the IALC accreditation of PRODIREKT and the Verbalists Language Network serves as an important recognition of our high quality work and provides additional assurance to our clients.
About StudyTravel Network
StudyTravel Network is a leading education event organizer – StudyTravel Alphe Conferences, and trade publication – StudyTravel Magazine. PRODIREKT regularly attends Alphe conferences, while our education group’s views have been featured a number of times in the StudyTravel Magazine. StudyTravel Alphe Conferences were born in 1998 in London. They are conferences at which agents meet education providers face-to-face, and since their establishment they have hosted the annual industry leaders’ meeting of the world’s major associations, Felca and Gaela. ST Alphe Conferences are now held worldwide in London, Frankfurt, St Petersburg, Tokyo, Seoul, Bangkok, Taipei, São Paulo, Istanbul and Spain. StudyTravel Magazine is a monthly magazine that is read by 29,400 industry professional in 127 countries. The magazine provides news, industry statistics and articles on all of the industry sectors within study travel, including language, higher education, vocational, secondary school and work experience.
About Trinity College London
Trinity College London is a leading international exam board and independent education charity that has been providing assessments around the world since 1877. As an Education Agent, PRODIREKT appreciates that our students have a wide range of choice when it comes to international exams and the qualifications available for English language. Therefore, by being a Trinity College London’s authorized agent (see more here), we can better keep our students abreast of the Trinity English language assessments, which are recognized and used by governments and institutions around the world. Examples range from the UK government’s language requirements for visa applications, to the recognition and use of Trinity qualifications by local and national education authorities in Spain, Italy, China, India and elsewhere. Trinity’s TESOL qualifications are also accepted by British Council language teaching centres in the UK and around the world.
StudyWorld is the agent workshop for UK education, connecting UK education institutions from across the education sector to international agents and buyers.
As a partner of StudyWorld, PRODIREKT enjoys a direct access to the whole UK education offer, from universities, ELT centers and colleges to publishers, and examining boards, to student accommodation providers from around the world. All institutions at StudyWorld are from the UK, and have a government-recognized accreditation.
FEDELE (Federación Española de Asociaciones de Escuelas de Español) is the Spanish Federation of Associations of Schools of Spanish for Foreigners, and it consists of seven associations, which in turn includes a total of 98 schools of Spanish as a foreign language. For the last 20 years, FEDELE’s main objective has been to promote the quality and professional status of the companies in the Spanish teaching sector in Spain with a common goal: to offer a quality linguistic and cultural immersion experience to students from all over the world. Every year FEDELE invites PRODIREKT to attend their familiarization trips and workshops. FEDELE’s invitation is exclusive and restricted to only the top education agents in the world. During the past years, those valuable trips resulted in our visiting 12 major Spanish language learning destinations and more than 60 schools. We also have had an opportunity to inspect accommodation facilities and meet with officials from the Spanish Government responsible for promoting language schools in Spain. Our reviews of these valuable visits can be seen here.
FELTOM (the Federation of English Language Teaching Organisations Malta) was founded by ten English language schools in 1989. One of the founding members of FELTOM was Institute of English Language Studies (IELS), a leading English language school in Malta, which is represented exclusively in Southeast Europe by PRODIREKT. FELTOM is dedicated to promoting professionalism within the English language learning industry by setting and maintaining standards in every aspect of a language stay. That organization was also instrumental in the introduction of the worlds’ first law regulating English Language Schools. As an accredited agency, PRODIREKT manifests a commitment to meeting and maintaining the highest language study abroad quality standards set by FELTOM.
Publicly-funded schools in Canada are managed at the local level by elected school boards. Our partner, DSBN (District School Board of Niagara), is a school board in the public school system of Ontario, Canada, in the Regional Municipality of Niagara. DSBN employs about 3,000 teachers and more than 1,300 support staff. It operates 79 elementary schools and 20 secondary schools in the 12 municipalities of the Niagara Region. In Ontario, the public education system delivers a consistently high-quality education that is respected worldwide. The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) is rated in the top 15% of high-school diplomas among developed countries around the world, according to the PISA results (OECD, 2014), and is widely recognized for admission to universities and colleges across Canada, the USA, and worldwide. In addition to academics, DSBN is known for specialized arts and technology programs and is a world champion in Robotics. PRODIREKT is an authorized representative for the DSBN public elementary and high schools in Canada.
CAIS (Canadian Accredited Independent Schools) is an association of Canada’s best independent schools that meet the highest international standards of educational excellence. All CAIS Boarding Schools undergo a rigorous accreditation process and provide students with a middle and high school education that is recognized for its superior quality by the best universities around the globe. Every CAIS Boarding School is not-for-profit, which means they are different from ‘private’ or ‘charter’ schools. The CAIS schools manage their operations primarily through tuition and fundraising; there are no commercial interests attached to these schools. PRODIREKT is an authorized representative of CAIS.
UCAS (The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) is a UK-based organization whose main role is to operate the application process for British universities. It’s the centralized service that students use to apply to university. Basically, pretty much everyone who wants to study an undergraduate degree in the UK will have to apply through UCAS. PRODIREKT students can make their undergraduate applications through our company and enjoy the benefits of a UCAS accredited agency and trusted source of applications for UK universities and colleges.
When it comes to foreign language teaching and teacher training, we are the experts. In the course of the last 20 years, we have devised a total learning system (in-country and abroad) appreciated by more than 7000 satisfied clients and many partner institutions and organizations.
- We have more than 25 years of teaching and language/career consultancy experience;
- We are the Addvantage Program institutional partner of the British Council;
- Our clients and students have a 98% Cambridge Exams pass rate;
- Our teachers are all highly qualified professionals with university degrees; most of them hold a Master degree and have international teaching experience;
- We completed the ICEF Agent Training Program;
- We have passed the EAQUALS Inspector Training Program. EAQUALS (Evaluation and Accreditation of Quality in Language Services) is an independent accreditation body which contributes to the Council of Europe projects, and is sometimes consulted by the European Commission on matters related to language education. EAQUALS has been granted Participatory Status by the Council of Europe;
- We regularly visit our partner language educators to inspect their premises and accommodation facilities;
- Every year we attend world’s major language education and travel events, including the ICEF, Alphe, StudyWorld, FEDELE, and English UK organized workshops.