Summer English Courses
The summer courses consist of 60 academic hours taught by a Bulgarian instructor and a native speaker when possible.
Students will be placed in one of the following levels based on the results of a placement exam.
Grammar: The verb ‘to be’, a/an, Plurals, Possessive case/adjectives, Prepositions, There is/there are, Have got/has got, Verbs in Present Continuous and Simple, This/These, That/Those.
Vocabulary: Colors, School items, Family members, Parts of body, Animals, The weather, Clothes, Abilities Functional Language: Introduce Yourself, Numbers, Giving commands, Make birthday wishes, Talk about toys.
Grammar: The Verb To Be, Demonstratives, There is/ There are, Prepositions of Place, What and Who questions with the Verb To Be, Can/Can’t’, Possessive Adjectives, Possessive ‘s, Present Continuous, Present Continuous Questions, Present Simple with the Verb Have and Regular Verbs, Questions in Present Simple, Should/shouldn’t.
Vocabulary: Family Members, Colors, Clothes, Animal homes, Animals, Parts of the Day, Weather Words, Hobbies and Free-time Activities, Musical instruments, Basic Economics, Math, Science, Music, Art terms.
Functional language: Introducing people, Describing Friends, Animals, Warning People, Making Suggestions, Inviting People, Asking about Age, Borrowing/Lending, Apologizing, Giving Advice, Asking for Help, Complimenting, Asking and Guessing, Expressing Wants and Needs.
Grammar: Subject and Object Pronouns, Present Simple with Adverbs of Frequency, Simple Past of Verb to Be, Simple Past of Regular and Irregular Verbs, Possessive Pronouns, Can and May, Prepositions of Place and Time, Adverbs of Time, Comparative and Superlative Adjectives, Quantifiers with Countable and Uncountable Nouns.
Vocabulary: Animals, Nature and Wildlife; Natural Materials, Food and Cooking, Transportation, Now and the Past, Mathematics and School Subjects, Shapes and Colors, Directions, Family and House, Communication, Music and Art, Environment and Protecting the Earth.
Functional Language: Introduce yourself, People’s feelings, Describing people and animals, Offers and requests, Eating habits and diets, Describing food and ingredients, Travel and transport, Daily routines and free-time activities, Shopping food and clothes, Apologizing, Being polite, Asking for permission, Writing a postcard, Making invitations, Writing a short story in the past, Music and emotions, Describing sport.
Grammar: Gerunds, -ed and -ing adjectives, Can and Could; Present Real Conditional, Will, Be going to, Have to/needed to/wanted to, May/Might, Prepositions of movement, Adjectives with Prepositions, Past continuous, Comparative/Superlative, Quantifiers, Too/Either, Measure words.
Vocabulary: Sport terms and verbs, Hobbies, Urban life and life in the country, Animals, Transport, Physical appearance, Time words, Aches and pains, Musical instruments, Tools and inventions, Geographical and mathematical terms, Compound nouns, Synonyms and Antonyms.
Functional Language: Writing Poetry, Asking for help, Asking opinions, Giving encouragement, Similarities and Differences, Asking for and Giving Directions, Talking about Time and Weather, Share Knowledge, Talk about Inventions, Asking for Permission, Describing People and Objects, Giving Reasons, Tell a Story.
Grammar: Predictions with Will, Future Real Conditional, Verbs Followed by Infinitives and Gerunds, Present Continuous for Future Plans, Polite Offers, (Negative) Indefinite Pronouns, Offers with Shall and Will, Tag Questions, Order of Adjectives, Used to, Modals for Obligation and Necessity, Present Perfect with Ever and Never, Already, Just, and Yet, For and Since, Present Perfect and Past Simple
Vocabulary: Stars and planets, Ancient History, Food, Art, Urban words, Bodies, Nature, Mass media, Biomes.
Functional Language: Giving Reasons/Examples/ Opinions, Asking questions with Have to, Asking and Answering Personal Questions, Possibilities, Describing a Sequence, Describing with Senses, Expressing a Desire or Wish, Talking about a Picture, Talking about Food in your Area.
Grammar: Present Perfect Simple and Continuous, Review of Present Tenses, Modals of Ability and Certainty, Futurity with Will, Going to and Present Continuous, Reported Speech, Questions and Question Words, Passive Voice, Past Passive Voice, Adjectives and Adverbs, Unreal Conditional and Types of Conditional Sentences, Sense Verbs, Infinitive as Subject, Articles: A, And, The and No Article.
Vocabulary and Topics: Nature and Safeguarding the Earth, Earth Science, Our Future and Space Exploration, Transportation, Communication in the World of Animals and Men; Culture and Civilization, Geography and landscapes, The World of Money, Cities and Mobility, Technology.
Functional Language: Expressing opinions, Life Science, Medical and Biotechnology innovation, Comparing things, Planning Trips and Future Plans, Giving and Asking for Advice, Asking for Clarification, Interviewing, Making Suggestions, Explaining Opinion, Expressing Thanks, Giving Reasons, Accepting and Refusing Invitations.