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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.

Doing Business while Learning to Waltz in Vienna

The English UK Fair, Vienna 2014 took place on Monday 3 to Thursday 6 March 2014. PRODIREKT and regional language network Verbalisti participated at the workshop together with 80+ delegates, including representatives from English UK member centers and top quality agents from Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe.

The Vienna Fair was based in the luxurious city center Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen Vienna, a historic building which once housed the Austrian State Printing House and where rooms are named after the family of a local prince.

Prodirekt and Verbalisti at the English UK event in Vienna, 2014Delegates were welcomed to the city with a reception and dinner at the grand residence of the British Ambassador before starting formal business the following day.

After a day hard at work in seminars and one-to-one appointments, the party split into four to enjoy their informal evening out, starting with themed city walks and activities, including the waltz class, a private tour of a Hapsburg museum, coffee and cake with a history of Viennese coffee shops and a tour of a Mozart home with a very special concert. “Listening to a brief history of Demel, the famous pastry shop and chocolaterie in Vienna, brought to life with the legendary rich chocolate cake Sachertorte, was a great experience. The cake and coffee indulging was one of four evening activities – which included a concert in one of Mozart’s homes and learning to waltz – which were allocated to us, guests, at random and announced minutes before they happened”, commented Dejan Trpkovic, managing director of PRODIREKT.

Finally, there was dinner in a traditional city restaurant with local specialties pork and Sachertorte.

On the last night of the fair, it was back to formality as the guests enjoyed a gala dinner at the Baroque Palais Daun-Kinsky, one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.

Educators and Agents Experiencing Vienna

The workshop was organized by English UK and was supported by the British Council, UK Trade & Investment and VisitBritain.

English and German Language Teaching Jobs in Serbia

English and German language instructors and teachers

In-house courses and adult learning – several positions

Following the success and fast growth of Verbalisti, the largest language network in South East Europe, a new language training center is opening in Belgrade, founded by the owner of Verbalisti and the PRODIREKT group that focuses on communication development. The center aims to be the most dynamic provider of language skills training in Serbia and is looking for enthusiastic teachers to fulfill this goal.

Language teaching jobs in Serbia - Our teachers smile and stay positive

Our teachers smile and stay positive
A smiling teacher can easily win over the hearts of the students and build their confidence to express themselves

Position Summary:

Under the guidance and supervision of a Director of Studies (DoS), the language instructor teaches English or German to adult students. In accordance with the approved curriculum framework, the instructor implements effective instructional methods and materials, utilizes diagnostic and progress assessment measures, and maintains communication with students, keeping them informed regarding their progress and offering extra help as required. The instructor keeps the DoS informed of classroom issues and works with colleagues in a team effort to achieve program goals. She/he prepares student reports and supplemental class materials and monitors student progress.

Position:

  • Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to classes.
  • Using a modern and dynamic teaching approach which allows students to communicate easily using the English/German language.
  • Researching and devising entertaining, interesting, creative, productive lessons for students.
  • Teaching specialized English/German courses such as those which cater to the needs of business people and executives.
  • Teaching groups and/or on a one-to-one basis.
  • Assessing and recording student progress by setting and marking coursework and examinations.
  • Participating in staff meetings and extra-curricular activities.

Qualifications:

  • Native or near-native English/German language fluency
  • Language instructors:
    – In-house – at least two years’ experience providing in-house courses to corporate clients
    – Adult learning – at least two years’ experience as an English/German teacher to intermediate/advanced adult learners
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, comfort with ambiguity, and affinity for learning new tools and applications.
  • Knowledge and experience using blended learning, task-based learning, and skills integration in language teaching would be a considerable advantage
  • Familiarity with on-line learning management systems, such as Moodle, is a plus
  • Ability to develop and adapt classroom materials to meet students’ needs
  • Experience using computers and technology in classroom activities (interactive whiteboards, etc.)
  • Internet and social networks enthusiast
Language teaching jobs in Serbia - Our teachers have a strong emotional intelligence

Our teachers have a strong emotional intelligence
Understanding what makes a particular student “tick” emotionally can be important in helping with individual language learning.

Please visit the following links to learn more about us:

Verbalisti website
Verbalisti Facebook business page
Verbalisti language travel
Verbalisti YouTube channel
Prodirekt website
Prodirekt Recommendations

If you possess genuine fascination with languages, interest in people, empathy with learners and a lot of creativity, we would like to hear from you. We will consider offering freelance, part-time and full-time engagements.

Internships
We also welcome applications from motivated, newly-qualified graduates with limited classroom experience, who wish to further develop their careers in a highly challenging environment.

Candidates interested in applying for these job posts, please email a letter of interest, as well as your CV in English and Serbian, with your most recent photograph, to recruiter@prodirekt.net

No phone calls please; only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications will be dealt with in strict confidence.

English Attack! Partners with Prodirekt for Language Learning Innovation Across Balkans and Serbia

Media and education group PRODIREKT, with its regional communication network Verbalisti, will be responsible for rolling out innovative online entertainment-based approach to English-language learners in seven markets

Paris, France – June 6, 2012 – Entertainment Learning, the European leading education-via-entertainment company, announced its partnership with PRODIREKT LLC (www.prodirektgroup.com) today for the launch, marketing and business development of its flagship language learning service, English Attack!, (www.english-attack.com) in Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia as well as in Bulgaria.

“Our innovative media and entertainment-based approach to learning English was designed to be as accessible and affordable as possible, so our policy is to work with partners not just in the world’s main markets for English learning, but everywhere. In Southeast Europe, we have been delighted to find a regional partner PRODIREKT, who, with its fast growing communication network Verbalisti, offers innovation, market knowledge, skills, credibility and marketing platforms not only in the area of language education, but in media, travel, and youth marketing as well. We are confident that they will be very successful in introducing English Attack! to the millions of learners of English in these rapidly developing markets,” said Paul Maglione, co-founder of Entertainment Learning.

Dejan Trpkovic, managing director, PRODIREKT, added: “The partnership with Entertainment Learning ideally complements our business strategy, while their English Attack! will expand our portfolio of experience-based educational programs. As part of our commitment to motivate, educate and keep the professionals in Southeast Europe in tune with the latest trends in communication and personal development, our network Verbalisti has been supporting major cultural events, regional music and film festivals, as well as conducting interviews with successful business people and celebrities. English Attack! is a valuable addition to our content that stands out for its originality, high quality and is aimed at learning through experience and entertainment.

The full impact of the Internet revolution has yet to be seen in the field of education, and in particular most online language-learning sites are still based on exercises and structures typical of early 20th-century pedagogy, far removed from the interests and motivations of today’s learners. English Attack! aims to propel language learning into the 21st century with an innovative, social approach.

English Attack! allows learners of English to improve their language skills contextually with video clips from blockbuster movies, hit TV series, music videos and television news reports; online games ; and thematic visual dictionaries. They can also practice their developing English language skills within the site’s global social network of learners of English. Users have a choice between an English-language interface and a version with navigation, help texts, tutorials, a dictionary, and other resources in 19 other languages, including Spanish, allowing easier access to the site’s unique pedagogical approach.

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About Entertainment Learning/English Attack!:

Entertainment Learning was founded in 2009, based on the vision of transforming education via web 2.0 principles and the power of online entertainment. It is represented by Marketing Partners in 12 countries covering 15 markets, with offices in Paris, Dusseldorf, Warsaw, Prague, Istanbul, Barcelona, Chicago, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Bogota, Seoul and Bangkok.

Its first online service, English Attack!, was developed in partnership with a range of English-teaching professionals, and emerged from large-scale worldwide Beta-testing in July 2011. English Attack delivers a truly innovative approach to language learning, based on cognitive neuroscience and the use of learning concepts derived from the latest language learning pedagogy as well as principles based on learning games.

The service is available to both consumers and, via a multi-user license, to schools, language institutes, universities and companies.

English Attack! is available in 20  languages. These include French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Romanian, Polish, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, and Korean, allowing easier beginner-level access to the site’s unique pedagogical approach.

About PRODIREKT LLC and Communication Network Verbalisti (Verbalists)

PRODIREKT 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 communication network Verbalisti, dedicated to language studies, professional training, translation and interpreting services, helps young professionals and corporate clients achieve their objectives in international communication.

The communication and language network Verbalisti has been created for language lovers and all those wishing to improve their communication skills. Furthermore, Verbalisti are the answer to the growing demand for the regional standardization in foreign language studies. Verbalists offer quality language courses for students of all ages and levels according to their various budget needs.