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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 Verbalists 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 – Verbalists 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, Verbalists 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! Verbalists 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 Verbalists 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.

PRODIREKT at the Berlin Workshop; the partnership with Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy announced

Belgrade, Serbia — November 8, 2014 — Representatives of the Verbalisti language network and PRODIREKT just returned from the ICEF Berlin Workshop 2014, the world’s largest gathering of universities, language schools, education consultants, and agents. In contrast to student recruitment fairs and exhibitions, ICEF Workshops are closed to the general public. This year 2,343 participants travelled to Berlin for three days (02-04 November) of targeted meetings, seminars and networking held at the five-star InterContinental hotel. Overall, participants from 103 countries participated in 26,879 pre-scheduled meetings.

Maja Merdovic of Verbalists in Berlin

Maja Merdovic of the Verbalisti Language Network

Dejan Trpkovic, managing director of PRODIREKT and founder of Verbalisti, described the language network’s activities at the workshop: “We had very successful meetings with a number of educators, which would result in more exclusive language learning and destination options for our students.

After signing the exclusive representation agreements with the Manchester United Soccer Schools and Nike tennis camps in the UK, we are about to bring to our region another world’s most valuable sports brand – Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy. That prestigious US based golf camp was created to meet the needs of world’s top golfers at every stage of their amateur and professional development.

Verbalisti and Greg Norman Champions Golf AcademyWe also had an opportunity to devise several sweepstakes and contests with our partner colleges that would make the language network’s programs even more exciting in 2015. The ICEF Berlin workshop was again very helpful in fulfilling our goal – to continue offering language travel at its best in the Balkans”.

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 the Verbalisti language network’s quality and professionalism.

Verbalisti at the ICEF Berlin 2014

Liverpool Based LILA* Signs Exclusive Agreement with Education Company Prodirekt

Liverpool, United Kingdom — April 4, 2014 — The leading language school in the UK is pleased to announce the exclusive partnership with US based Prodirekt LLC and its Verbalists regional language network, who will represent the school in the Balkan region.

Luke Simmons of language school Lila

Luke Simmons: “The partnership with the long-term in mind”

The school will be represented by English UK partner agency, Prodirekt, in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Croatia, all of which LILA* are underrepresented. Luke Simmons, General Manager of LILA* London said: “We’re excited about working with Prodirekt; this partnership is entered into with the long-term in mind and LILA* wants to establish a brand awareness in these regions with the knowledge and support of Prodirekt”.

Prodirekt is dedicated to helping young people, professionals and corporate clients achieve their objectives in international communication. Sarah Gallagher, Marketing Manager at LILA*, said: “We’re keen to work with new partners that share our commitment in offering quality and value to students”.

The partnership aims to raise the awareness of the North of England as a great study destination for people from the Balkan region.

About LILA*
LILA* (www.lilalovetolearn.com), owned by two sisters, Leanne and Victoria, is a leading UK language school.  Voted best language school in England by Education Stars the school has a reputation for being forward thinking and pushes boundaries with its contemporary design.  LILA* provides everything that a student could possibly wish for; quality teaching, value for money, wide range of courses, a great location, personal service and a comprehensive social programme that will supplement learning.

About PRODIREKT and Verbalists Communication Network
PRODIREKT (www.prodirektgroup.com) provides recruitment and strategic management services in Southeast Europe. PRODIREKT’s innovative solutions for corporate management offer a bridge between strategy and human resources needs, while its education group, with the Verbalists Communication Network, dedicated to language studies, professional training and translation services, helps young professionals and corporate clients achieve their objectives in international business communication.

Language Learning in the Balkan Region Has Become 100.000+ Members Strong

Belgrade, Serbia – March 23, 2014 – The US based education group Prodirekt LLC today announced that its regional language network Verbalisti reached 100,000 fans on its Facebook business page.

Prodirekt has always been very much involved in creating an awareness as to the power of social media as a tool for reaching out to potential foreign language learners. The Verbalisti network diversifies the language learning practice in the South-East Europe region by introducing innovative and up-to-date approaches, such as learning through social media and entertainment. The network features various online language learning tools and YouTube videos. Additional educational content and links to their social media pages can be accessed through the Verbalisti websites in Serbian (http://verbalisti.com) as well as in English (http://verbaliststravel.com).

Verbalisti language network

 

VERBALISTI LANGUAGE NETWORK – YOU’RE ONE IN 100,000+!
Thanks for helping us build a global community where we can share ideas, improve our communication skills, support each other in learning languages, have lots of fun and celebrate our achievements.

Nike Teams up with Prodirekt to Promote Its Tennis Camps in the Balkans

An education group Prodirekt to represent exclusively the NIKE tennis and language schools in the Balkan region

Belgrade, Serbia – March 14, 2014 – Following the recently acquired exclusive rights to represent the Manchester United soccer schools, a US based education company Prodirekt LLC, with its regional language network Verbalisti, is proud to announce the partnership with another of the world’s leading brands – Nike, and its representative CMT Learning.

The partnership entails exclusive rights for Prodirekt, covering Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Croatia, to represent the Nike tennis camps in the UK. Prodirekt teamed up with CMT Learning, the sports and education camp specialists, to offer residential tennis camps in July and August at Bisham Abbey and Bradfield College.

Principally aimed at overseas players wishing to develop their English language skills and their tennis proficiency, Nike Tennis Camps provide 40 hours of coaching and match play and 25 hours of English learning on the 2 week camps. Players will have the chance to play and improve under the supervision of multi-qualified coaches. The focus will be on technical improvement, fitness, motivation and fun.

About CMT Learning
CMT Learning specialises in operating residential camps that combine high quality English language teaching with sports coaching to accelerate learning, sporting development and self-belief. CMT works with some of the world’s top clubs, federations, coaches and sports scientists. Players leave our camps with improved skills, more confidence, better English and new friends.

About PRODIREKT LLC and Verbalists Communication Network
PRODIREKT (www.prodirektgroup.com) 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 Verbalists Communication Network, dedicated to language studies, professional training, translation and interpreting services, helps young professionals and corporate clients achieve their objectives in international communication.

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