Summer English Courses

for adults (14+)

General Information

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Pedagogy

Pedagogy

Dates

Dates

Dates for the Summer of 2023 will be announced later in the year.

Fees

Fees

EUR 439

Note: All fees are Subject to Change

  • A student may receive a Community Discount and a Family Discount or a Community Discount and a Continuing Student Discount but may not combine a Family Discount and a Continuing Students Discount or all three.

    • 50% Community Discount: Bulgarian citizens and permanent residents as well as their dependents.
    • 15% Family Discount: Members of a family (spouses and/or siblings) who are enrolled in an ELI course in the same semester. The discount is given only to the student with the higher tuition fee.
    • 5% Continuing Student Discount: Students who have completed an ELI course in the previous semester. Note that the ELI Community Program has 3 semesters - Fall, Spring and Summer (Summer School).
Registration & Placement

Registration & Placement

Instructors

Instructors

Certificates

Certificates

Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation & Meals

Summer School students are offered the unique opportunity to experience life on AUBG's Blagoevgrad campus.

  • Summer School students are offered the unique opportunity to experience the atmosphere of the multicultural Skaptopara Residence Halls. The Residence Halls have day and night security service. Smoking and drinking of alcohol are not allowed in the Residence Halls. Double rooms are available for EUR 12.5 per night. Meals are available in the AUBG Canteen and Skaptopara Cafeteria as well as at a number of eateries within walking distance from the University campus.

    Residing in the Skaptopara Residence Halls is optional. COVID-19 measures will be followed on all AUBG premises.

  • Meals are available in the AUBG Student Canteen for EUR 15 per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Participants need to pre-pay the meals on a weekly basis. They can choose whether to pay for one, two, three or four weeks. The AUBG Cafeteria and a number of eateries within are at walking distance from the University campus.

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Summer English Courses

The ELI Summer School for Adults offers General English courses from Beginner (A1) to Advanced (C1) levels.

The courses are offered at 10 levels, 80 or 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 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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