English Courses for Adults

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Levels

The courses are offered at 10 levels, 80/100 academic hours each.

  • The non-intensive community-oriented course consists of 100 academic hours. Classes are taught twice a week (four hours per session) by a Bulgarian instructor. They are distributed as follows: 90 academic hours - classroom work, 4 hours - computer laboratory work, 4 hours - video lessons and 2 hours - final test. The Beginner level course covers units 1 through 14 of Oxford’s New Headway Beginner book by John and Liz Soars. Class materials include a Student’s Book and a Workbook. Any additional materials can be used at the discretion of the instructor.

  • The non-intensive community-oriented course consists of 100 academic hours. Classes are taught twice a week (four hours per session) by a Bulgarian instructor. They are distributed as follows: 90 academic hours - classroom work, 4 hours - computer laboratory work, 4 hours - video lessons and 2 hours - final test. An extra session might be held to discuss the final tests and deliver certificates. The Elementary level course covers units 1 through 14 of Oxford’s New Headway Elementary book by John and Liz Soars. Class materials include a Student’s Book and a Workbook. Any additional materials can be used at the discretion of the instructor.

  • The non-intensive community-oriented course consists of 80 academic hours. Classes are taught twice a week (three hours per session) by a team of instructors - a Bulgarian and a native speaker alternately. They are distributed as follows: 70 academic hours - classroom work, 4 hours - computer laboratory work, 4 hours - video lessons and 2 hours - final test. An extra session might be held to discuss the final tests and deliver certificates. The Pre-Intermediate level course, Step 1, covers units 1 through 6 of Oxford’s New Headway Pre-Intermediate book by John and Liz Soars. Class materials include a Student’s Book and a Workbook. Any additional materials can be used at the discretion of the instructors.

  • The non-intensive community-oriented course consists of 80 academic hours. Classes are taught twice a week (three hours per session) by a team of instructors - a Bulgarian and a native speaker alternately. They are distributed as follows: 70 academic hours - classroom work, 4 hours - computer laboratory work, 4 hours - video lessons and 2 hours - final test. An extra session might be held to discuss the final tests and deliver certificates. The Pre-Intermediate level course, Step 2, covers units 7 through 12 of Oxford’s New Headway Pre-Intermediate book by John and Liz Soars. Class materials include a Student’s Book and a Workbook. Any additional materials can be used at the discretion of the instructors.

    The main goal of the course is to consolidate the already acquired students’ knowledge and practical skills as well as to take them to new unexplored areas and develop their skills further by elaborating on grammatical subtleties, introducing new grammatical issues, and incorporating about 1,000 new lexical items. It reinforces all four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing acquired previously by involving learners into a number of realistic and communicative activities. The course aims at increasing learners’ confidence in English and their ability to comprehend as well as use the language efficiently and productively. The Pre-Intermediate 2 course aims to continue so as to efficiently complete students’ Pre-Intermediate level of English skills.

  • The non-intensive community-oriented course consists of 80 academic hours. Classes are taught twice a week (three hours per session) by a team of instructors - a Bulgarian and a native speaker alternately. They are distributed as follows: 70 academic hours - classroom work, 4 hours - computer laboratory work, 4 hours - video lessons and 2 hours - final test. An extra session might be held to discuss the final tests and deliver certificates. The Intermediate level course, Step 1, covers units 1 through 6 of Oxford’s New Headway Intermediate book by John and Liz Soars. Class materials include a Student’s Book and a Workbook. Any additional materials can be used at the discretion of the instructors.

    The Intermediate 1 course is designed to put stronger emphasis on the meaning and function of familiar basic grammatical forms – tenses, auxiliary verbs, passive voice. Students are to gain a deeper understanding of these grammar forms, their practical application and variety of use. This is the level where the technical familiarity with structures is expanded into various practical applications – tenses to tell a story, Present Continuous to express future plans, the modal verb can to express permission. The students should learn to use the tenses they know in wider contexts. In addition, at the Intermediate level students are capable of handling a larger vocabulary load. Therefore, another explicit goal is to expand student’s vocabulary with more synonyms, antonyms and derivatives.

  • The non-intensive community-oriented course consists of 80 academic hours. Classes are taught twice a week (three hours per session) by a team of instructors - a Bulgarian and a native speaker alternately. They are distributed as follows: 70 academic hours - classroom work, 4 hours - computer laboratory work, 4 hours - video lessons and 2 hours - final test. An extra session might be held to discuss the final tests and deliver certificates. The Intermediate level course, Step 2, covers units 7 through 12 of Oxford’s New Headway Intermediate book by John and Liz Soars. Class materials include a Student’s Book and a Workbook. Any additional materials can be used at the discretion of the instructors.

    The main objective of the course is to consolidate the already acquired students’ knowledge and practical skills as well as to take them to new unexplored areas and develop their skills further by elaborating on grammatical subtleties, introducing new grammatical issues, and incorporating about 1,000 new lexical items. It reinforces all four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing acquired previously by involving learners into a number of realistic and communicative activities. The course aims at increasing learners’ confidence in English and their ability to comprehend as well as use the language efficiently and productively.

  • The non-intensive community-oriented course consists of 80 academic hours. Classes are taught twice a week (three hours per session) by a team of instructors - a Bulgarian and a native speaker alternately. They are distributed as follows: 70 academic hours - classroom work, 4 hours - computer laboratory work, 4 hours - video lessons and 2 hours - final test. An extra session might be held to discuss the final tests and deliver certificates. The Upper-Intermediate level course, Step 1, covers units 1 through 6 of Oxford’s New Headway Upper-Intermediate book by John and Liz Soars. Class materials include a Student’s Book and a Workbook. Any additional materials can be used at the discretion of the instructors.

    The main goal of the course is to provide students with adequate English proficiency to perform reading/writing and speaking/listening tasks in various contexts – academic, professional or social. Since over the course all language areas are treated in a greater depth, students will begin to perceive the systems that underline the language. Thus, by its end students’ ability to communicate with and understand authentic English speech will have been enhanced. Learners will be also equipped for further advancement of knowledge in various aspects of the study of the language.

  • The non-intensive community-oriented course consists of 80 academic hours. Classes are taught twice a week (three hours per session) by a team of instructors - a Bulgarian and a native speaker alternately. They are distributed as follows: 70 academic hours - classroom work, 4 hours - computer laboratory work, 4 hours - video lessons and 2 hours - final test. An extra session might be held to discuss the final tests and deliver certificates. The Upper-Intermediate level course, Step 2, covers units 7 through 12 of Oxford’s New Headway Upper-Intermediate book by John and Liz Soars. Class materials include a Student’s Book and a Workbook. Any additional materials can be used at the discretion of the instructors.

    The course is designed to consolidate the already acquired students’ knowledge and practical skills as well as to take them to new unexplored areas and develop their skills further by elaborating on grammatical subtleties, introducing new grammatical issues, and incorporating about 1,500 new lexical items. Grammatical areas are treated in greater depth, so that students start to perceive the systems that underlie the language. Headway Upper-Intermediate reinforces all four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing acquired previously by involving learners into a number of realistic and communicative activities. The course aims at increasing learners’ confidence in English and their ability to comprehend as well as use the language efficiently and productively.

  • The non-intensive community-oriented course consists of 80 academic hours. Classes are taught twice a week (three hours per session) by a team of instructors - a Bulgarian and a native speaker alternately. They are distributed as follows: 70 academic hours - classroom work, 4 hours - computer laboratory work, 4 hours - video lessons and 2 hours - final test. An extra session might be held to discuss the final tests and deliver certificates. The Advanced level course, Step 1, covers units 1 through 6 of Oxford’s New Headway Advanced book by John and Liz Soars. Class materials include a Student’s Book and a Workbook. Any additional materials can be used at the discretion of the instructors.

  • The non-intensive community-oriented course consists of 80 academic hours. Classes are taught twice a week (three hours per session) by a team of instructors - a Bulgarian and a native speaker alternately. They are distributed as follows: 70 academic hours - classroom work, 4 hours - computer laboratory work, 4 hours - video lessons and 2 hours - final test. An extra session might be held to discuss the final tests and deliver certificates. The Advanced level course, Step 2, covers units 7 through 12 of Oxford’s New Headway Advanced book by John and Liz Soars. Class materials include a Student’s Book and a Workbook. Any additional materials can be used at the discretion of the instructors.

    The main goal of the course is to consolidate students’ general and academic English language skills. It is anticipated that, upon completing it, students will be able to use all four skills – Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading – interacting with each other as they do in the real world.

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