Competition for Economists in English

Competition for Economists in English

Once again, the American University of Bulgaria together with the Professional High School of Economics “Ivan Iliev”-Blagoevgrad and with the support of the Regional Management of Education-Blagoevgrad, organize the Competition for Economists in English for students from the 11th and 12th grade of the Bulgarian Professional High schools of economics and Professional high schools offering economic courses.

Goals of the competition

  • Practice of the English language skills of the students, as well as stimulating them to learn and apply economic terminology in English.
  • Providing students with vast knowledge in English and practical skills in the field of entrepreneurship with the opportunity to demonstrate creativity.
  • Strengthening the motivation of students from the vocational high schools in the country to fully learn and utilize the lessons of the economic subjects and facilitating continuous independent learning by stimulating competition.
  • Encouraging the development of entrepreneurial culture and behavior.
  • Strengthening the cooperation between vocational high schools and businesses and between vocational high schools and higher education institutions.
  • Stimulating the innovation, creativity, and teamwork of the students.

Stages of the competition

  • 1st round - Test to determine the English language level - 20.02.2019 - in vocational schools in economics and vocational high schools offering economic courses, where there are registered participants
  • 2nd round – Module I: Developing an English essay on the topic "Entrepreneur in School" and Module II: English speaking skills /testing the speaking and communication skills and correct expression in English/ - online
  • 3rd round - Business in Bulgaria /preparation and delivery of a presentation in English in a team for developing a business in Bulgaria by the ranked participants from 1 to 18 place of the 2nd round / - 11-12.04.2019 - at the American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad

The participants from the teams ranked first, second and third in the 3rd round, will receive certificates and awards from the organizers. All participants in the 3rd round will receive certificates for participation in the Competition for Economists in English 2019.

The American University in Bulgaria covers the cost of accommodation, food, and transportation of the participants in the 3rd round.

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