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PRODIREKT and Verbalists Support Language Education in Macedonia and the Talent Show Program “Pop Idol”

Prodirekt and the regional language network Verbalists will provide language travel prizes for the first two winners of the world’s renown show program Idol, held in Macedonia.

Verbalisti will take the winner of Idol to Kings Colleges in Great Britain, while a contestant who wins second place will enjoy English classes at sunny Malta in European School of English.

Verbalists is a brand of Prodirekt, which is a certified representative and partner of prestigious schools and colleges in world renowned university centres, such as Oxford and Cambridge.

The safety and wellbeing of young students is the language network’s top priority and that’s why all Verbalists’ groups are accompanied by an experienced group leader who looks after students’ welfare during their course attendance.

Verbalists are also the answer to the growing demand for the regional standardization in foreign language studies.


Pop Idol Finalists - PRODIREKT and Verbalists Support Language Education in Macedonia and the Talent Show Program Pop Idol


Verbalisti Interview: Sergej Trifunovic – Language is Made of Math and Music (VIDEO)

Verbalisti Interview: Sergej Trifunovic
Belgrade, Serbia
January 14, 2011



About Sergej Trifunovic
Sergej was born in the family of actor Tomislav Trifunović and lawyer Slobodanka. His younger brother is actor Branislav Trifunović. Sergej’s father in his career has often moved, so Sergej lived in Mostar, Užice, Kruševac and Belgrade. In 1990, Trifunović enrolled in Belgrade Faculty of Drama Arts in class of professor Vladimir Jevtović. His fellow students were Nataša Ninković, Vojin Ćetković and Nebojša Glogovac.

Sergej Trifunovic is not so much like Leonardo DiCaprio; more like James Dean with the difference that his rebellion is never without a cause. He has a very controversial and unconventional demeanor and is often thought of as some kind of troublemaker. He is very outspoken and not at least timid about expressing his opinion even though it often clashes with the general attitude. He wears an earring playing Petruccio in Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” When during one performance of a play a cellular phone in audience kept ringing, he yelled from the backstage:”Just answer it, you idiot!” His interview photos are often utterly unusual (sitting on a privy, or with a magnifying glass in front of his mouth wide open). Some people like his being honest and unique, others hate him.

My First Time in London – Testimonial of an English Teacher from Serbia, Studying at St. Giles College

Our student, an English language teacher from Serbia, Dejana Prodanovic, attended a teacher training course at St. Giles in 2010. It was her first time in London and here she is talking about her experience and impressions of the four-week language training at St Giles College.

If you are a practicing language teacher, or think you have an excellent knowledge of a foreign language and consider the option of becoming a teacher with an internationally recognized diploma, than our Teacher Training programs could be the next step up on your career ladder.

PRODIREKT programs are delivered by experienced and skilled teacher trainers in modern and media fluent language schools, with the latest resources and facilities. In the learner-centered environment all students will professionally grow, and after the completed course there is an option of finding work and further developing career with the worldwide network of employment opportunities. Contact us for more info.



French Embassy Commends Prodirekt for Creating and Implementing its Communication Strategy and PR Services in Serbia

Belgrade, Serbia – March 23, 2005 – PRODIREKT announced a successful completion of the communication strategy for the French Embassy in Serbia. PRODIREKT, one of the leading communication strategy consultancies in Southeast Europe, was engaged during the period 2003-2005 to provide communication strategy and PR services for the French Embassy, while it was assisting the Serbian Government in the field of European integration.

PRODIREKT Leaflet for the Serbian EU Integration Office

PRODIREKT designed the series of publications and promotional material for the Serbian European integration processes (photo: Leaflet for the Serbian EU Integration Office)

Daniel Dobrovoljec, an overall project director, said: “We are very pleased with PRODIREKT’s professionalism, creativity and quality of work. The focal point of the PRODIREKT public relations services related to creative and production of the 12 publications for familiarizing civil servants and the public with the EU accession process. These publications cover EU Competition Rights, the Stabilization and Association Process, Project Cycle Management, Enlarged Europe, EU Regional Policy, Introduction to EU Law, the leaflets on the EU Integration Office, and on the Stabilization and Association Process and European Partnership.”

The successful completion of the PRODIREKT project was announced today in a joint press conference of France and Serbia, at which time the French Ambassador to Serbia-Montenegro, Hugues Pernet, and Head of the EU Integration Office, Radmila Milivojevic, confirmed their intentions to furthering the cooperation between France and Serbia in the European integration processes.

Dejan Trpkovic about Management Recruiting in Serbia and Montenegro in an Interview for Daily Politika

Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro – April 6, 2004 – The oldest and most prestigious daily newspaper in Serbia and Montenegro (SCG), POLITIKA, describes the growing management recruiting industry in the country in an interview with Dejan Trpkovic, the principal of Prodirekt, one of the leading management consulting and executive search firms in SCG.

PRODIREKT Dejan Trpkovic Interview in PolitikaMr. Trpkovic comments that Serbian experts living abroad are not returning in higher numbers to SCG since the gap in their salary expectations and market conditions are still too wide.

“Credit crunch and strained cash flow pose a major problem for fast growing small and medium size companies in attracting professional management,” says Trpković. He adds “Local managers are not interested in equity compensations.”

“It is not good to see that most local companies are still thinking that they are implementing strategic management when they plan three years in advance,” adds Dejan Trpkovic. “Senior managers should be able to predict market trends and be proactive in the positioning of their companies on the market.”

“Although we try to focus on the selection of senior executives, Prodirekt sometimes has to engage in the middle management searches. The market is simply not developed yet to the extent to make the searches for top management an exclusive business option,” explains Trpkovic why major international retained executive search firms are still not present in SCG.

Complete interview: Katarina Sekulic: “Turnkey solution for engaging the best professionals” in Politika (April 6, 2004, in the Serbian language). Download PDF version here.

Politika AD is the oldest newspaper publisher in the Balkans – founded in 1904. Politika Newspapers & Magazines, a part of Politika AD, was founded on March 1, 2002 as a joint venture between Politika AD and “Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung” (W.A.Z.) from Essen, Germany. Politika AD publishes three daily newspapers and 14 magazines – weeklies, bi-weeklies, and monthlies. Politika, a daily, is considered one of the most respectable newspapers in Southeast Europe.

Prodirekt provides strategic management and human resource consultancy services to clients ranging from large corporations to emerging growth companies in southeast Europe, across a broad range of industries and sectors. The company has earned a reputation for successfully completing the most complex management searches in the region due to Prodirekt consultants’ in-depth knowledge of specific industry sectors and years of direct senior-level experience and long-standing relationships with top leaders.