Has language learning in the UK been affected by the strong Pound? The leading European agents speak out…

How the strength of the UK Pound affected language education, VerbalistsThe Study Travel Magazine, one of the best known and most read publications in the education and travel industry, published in its December issue several responses from the leading education agents in East and Southeast Europe on the subject of the strength of the British Pound and its impact on language education opportunities around the globe.

Commenting on how the rise of the British Pound has affected people’s choice of destination for language learning, Maja Merdovic, Education Program Manager at Prodirekt, said that “it has created significant problems for language travel in price sensitive markets”. READ MORE

Verbalists strengthen their language education leadership position with prestigious sports camps, while Prodirekt enters new partnerships with academic institutions at the 2015 Berlin ICEF Workshop

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After the Manchester United football club, the representation of Manchester City added to the Verbalists Language Network’s programs portfolio for the great rivalry on the pitch but also in the classroom.

Education fair in Berlin, 2015 ICEF Workshop

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. READ MORE

IALC Workshop in Vienna revealed the increase in demand for learning languages other than English in Southeast Europe

“The sweetest business was done over die Sachertorte.”

Language schools workshop in Austria, Verbalisti 

Belgrade, 19th September 2015 – Educational group PRODIREKT and the Verbalists Language Network today announced new higher education partnerships which were forged at the workshop in Vienna, organized by IALC (International Association of Language Centres). During the workshop, which took place at the prestigious Vienna Savoy Hotel on 16th and 17th September 2015, 21 study travel agents met 16 IALC-accredited schools from 11 countries teaching 5 languages. READ MORE

English language learning and the Manchester United Soccer Schools

Manchester United Soccer Schools’ English language curriculum is unique. Not only does our partner teach using a syllabus where sport is integrated with the English language teaching, but they also use the latest technology to keep our classes interactive, engaging and above all else fun!

Skola fudbala Manchester United i casovi engleskog, Verbalisti

The Verbalists Language Network recently spoke to David Pepper, Soccer Schools Head of Academic Studies, to find out more about the English language teaching on the Manchester United camps…

What’s a typical English language lesson like?

Cas engleskog u fudbalskom kampu, Verbalisti“Typically we make our English lessons as interactive and as entertaining as possible, in order to make children feel safe when they are in the classroom; we want all of our students to have the confidence to use their language skills!

We do this by developing a good rapport with the kids and by teaching them that it’s okay to make mistakes, because we learn from these mistakes. We also use football-themed examples, including ones from Manchester United’s first team, which keeps students interested and in turn makes them feel confident.”
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When Dreams Come True for Young People (VIDEO)

Ivan Radenov with Verbalisti in Skopje, Macedonia

Verbalists Interview: Ivan Radenov
Skopje, Macedonia
October 2011

Prodirekt, a company which owns one of the fastest growing educational social networks Verbalists, awarded a two-week language course at KINGS COLLEGES for the first Macedonian Pop Idol.

Even at the very start of the of the Macedonian Pop Idol finals, the language education became a true hit among the young in Macedonia, while the Verbalists Facebook page recorded more than 1000 new members in just one week. Ivan will improve his English at KINGS COLLEGES, one of the oldest and most prestigious language institutions in the UK, with the tradition spanning over 54 years and centers in London, Oxford and Bournemouth, the English Riviera gem. READ MORE