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 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. READ MORE

Language learning a priority in Balkans

Using the Facebook page of Verbalisti, a vibrant social network focused on language learning managed by PRODIREKT, consumers were asked: ”How important is it for your children to learn a foreign language in the native speaking country?”_

Almost 80% of the 1,226 voters responded: “It’s extremely important and I will provide it for my child regardless of financial constraints in the family budget.”

Prodirekt managing director, Dejan Trpkovic, told The PIE News, “The results are important because they show the language travel potential in the region and they are an indication of the future behaviour of parents.” He added, “There will be more students studying foreign languages abroad as the economic situation in the region improves.”

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Verbalisti Supporting Musical Education at the Famous Regional Nisville Jazz Festival

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Belgrade, August 14th, 2011 – PRODIREKT and the language network Verbalisti have partnered with the organizers of the largest jazz festival in Southeast Europe – Nisville, with the cooperation recently extending to the possibility of musical education.

Nisville Jazz Festival poster
Nisville jazz festival

This year again, the organizers set up several performing stages within the walls of the enchanted Nis fortress, which became a great playground for the vibrant summer Festival spectacle. In the course of four days, from 11th to 14th August, the jubilant spectators had the opportunity to see the famous jazzists and celebrities, such as, the saxophone player Hans and Candy Dulfer, swing band “Jive Aces”, trumpet player Tom Harell, the guitar wizard Stanley Jordan as well as Vasil Hadzimanov and Lena Kovacevic.

As every year, the Festival has organized a free workshop for vocals and most of the jazz instruments – the piano, guitar, base, brass and wood wind instruments.

Verablisti used this unique opportunity to meet and talk to the most prominent Festival performers; their interviews can be seen at your and our Facebook site and the YouTube channel. Let’s start with the certainly most energetic, and in our opinion, visually most attractive band on the Nis stages; meet the leading British band Jive Aces:

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