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An inspirational partnership for teachers launched between, PRODIREKT and Verbalists, and UKLC and iteach

Published Bernice on Wednesday, February 10, 2021

An inspirational partnership for teachers launched between, PRODIREKT and Verbalists, and UKLC and iteach

This past year has been a challenging one on many fronts. However, initiatives such as the one that has just been launched between PRODIREKT and UKLC highlight the resilience that characterizes the international education industry.

In fact, the Verbalists Education & Language Network, which is owned by PRODIREKT, has forged a partnership with UKLC and its new project iteach in delivering continuous support and development to teachers and education professionals.

The idea for the Inspire Teach – iteachproject came from Céline Aloé, UKLC Managing Director, and Raff Cutolo, Academic Director, who felt they should offer some help to English teachers when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. They organised free webinars with themes such as: “Not all about Grammar”, “Digital Spoken Interactions”, “Lexis in Context”, “STEM and CLIL” and “Online Assessment”, and invited anyone to attend. Word got out quickly and soon more than 250 people were enrolling! Over and above these webnars, iteach offers teachers a low-cost platform where they can access high-quality interactive development sessions and asynchronous resources.

The partnership with the Verbalists Language Network followed as the logical step forward in enhancing the global reach of the project.  

PRODIREKT Managing Director Dejan Trpkovic commented on this partnership announcement: “As a leading internationally accredited language network, with more than 5,000 language teaching professionals worldwide as members, many of them from the emerging markets, Verbalists Education can offer great support to both our members and the iteach community. We at PRODIREKT are not only happy to have been a part of this progressive project from the very start, but also because of our strong ‘match’ to the iteach objectives – to inspire teachers to improve and be the best!”

Verbalists Education has agreed with UKLC and iteach a series of free webinars, which will be exclusive to its member teachers and education professionals. The first webinar in the series starts on Thursday, February 11, at 19:00 GMT (Time in London), and the topic of focus is: “How to create emotionally charged events in your lessons.”

Schools are invited to circulate this webinar notification among their teachers and encourage them to register for this exciting event here

About iteach

iteach offers teachers a low-cost platform where they can access high-quality interactive development sessions and asynchronous resources.

iteach sessions are delivered by Raff Cutolo, an expert teacher trainer and Creative Learning Experience Designer. Raff has 15 years’ teaching experience in primary, secondary and tertiary education. He holds a PhD in English Studies and has published extensively in the fields of English Language, Literature and Culture.

There are two subscription options available: 1) yearly, which costs £160, or 2) monthly – £15.00.

Teachers with a monthly subscription gain immediate access to:

- One live session per month on a theme (i.e., Crossing the Subject Border, Teaching as Performing: voice engagement, Assessing students: What’s on the test?)

- One live Q&A session per month where teachers are able to submit questions in advance to be answered.

- Access to the “Way of Inspired Teaching” videos which is a 6-part program that takes teachers on a journey of discovery to become the best teacher they can possibly be.

- Access to a private Facebook group with an engaged teacher community sharing ideas, wins, stories and support.

- Lots more bonuses and resources along the way!

About PRODIREKT and Verbalists Education & Language Network

PRODIREKT recruits world-class international educators and provides cutting-edge academic advising and professional learning opportunities. The company specializes in servicing the world's emerging economies within the education sector.

Verbalists, which is a brand of PRODIREKT, begins with an idea to connect people to the power of languages and joy of journeys that inspire, surprise and entertain. Students, teachers and parents worldwide choose Verbalists Education & Language Network as their trusted guide for the finest in educational services and language travel. Furthermore, Verbalists is the answer to the growing demand for the standardization in foreign language studies.

About UKLC

Our long standing partner UKLC is a reputable provider of UK-based residential language courses for young learners aged 8 to 18. They are ranked 4th as a year-round English learning programs provider for juniors with the EL Gazette and are one of their Centres of Excellence. They have always been known for the excellent relationships they create with teachers who accompany students to their centers. For many years, UKLC has been sharing their methodology and organizing teacher training sessions, while working with organizations, such as the British Council and the EU’s Erasmus+, to deliver specific teacher training projects in person in the UK and online.  

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