The Department for Language Teaching and International Students, affiliate to the University of Sofia, is a partner in the two-year European project, At Every Home: New Language Tools. The Project coordinator is the Turkish Tomer Language Teaching Centre at the University of Ankara. Other partners are the Greek, Athens-based Stafilidis Publications company, and the Hungarian, Budapest-based Tudomány Language School. The Project is implemented through the financial support of the European Commission and aims to promote six multimedia products created for the needs of previous European projects based on the Socrates/Lingua Programme. Their inventors are imaginative teams from Finland, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Hungary and Bulgaria, who have worked in long-term cooperation with a number of specialists from different European countries. The products are not aimed entirely at individual preparation. They are aid tools to raise the interest and motivation in the foreign language learning process. Visit the website below to learn more about the Project, At Every Home.

Erasmus Programme

The Department for Language Teaching is an institution which since 2006 has been authorized to organize the Erasmus intensive language courses (EILC) in Bulgarian as a foreign language. A number of European university students are involved in the Erasmus courses. After the course completion, the students gain a certificate of Bulgarian language command and 6 credits to continue their studies in a speciality to their choice at Bulgarian universities. Within 90 class hours, through EILC, the students gain basic language skills connected both with the grammar structure of modern Bulgarian and its various lexical layers as well. Some authentic articles prepared to acquaint the students with the Bulgarian real life and mentality, are also considered. Each unit aims to teach effectively in order to fast achieve the minimum vocabulary and grammar learning target set in the syllabus, the final goal tending to bring the education closer to real-life communication context. Outdoor activities, such as trips, visiting museums and cultural monuments, virtual tours round Bulgaria, acquaintance with the Bulgarian folklore and history, set in the course social unit, also help students command as fast as possible not only various communication strategies in the Bulgarian language environment, however sense our national traditions, Bulgaria’s ancient culture and history. The course attendees are provided with facilities, such as accommodation, books and aids, computer lab, phonetics lab, library pass, gym, folklore dancing and singing hall. Before the course beginning, we provide meeting students at the airport or bus terminal, optionally.

Next courses start:

  • 10.01.2011 - 06.02.2011