Department of Modern Languages and Arts
Six AUBG students in Politics and European Studies and from the French language classes together with AUBG professor Jean Crombois went to Belgrade for two days of political discussions and a visit to the French Embassy. The debates in Serbia’s capital focused on the future of the European Union and…Read more
Three of the seven Bulgarian recipients of the 2016 Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) scholarship are AUBG graduates. Marie Fessel, the German Academic Exchange Service representative for DAAD, on Sept. 26 presented opportunities offered by DAAD at AUBG at the invitation of Diana Stantc…Read more
Language learning opens up new ways to explore other cultures and ways of thinking. Though Bulgarian, German, French, and Spanish courses have been offered at AUBG for many years, students have had the opportunity to earn a Modern Languages and Cultures minor (MLCM) since fall 2015.Read more
Delight and Instruct: Sharpen your skills and feed your soul with the MLA department
The Department of Modern Languages and Arts offers a variety of language and fine arts classes at different levels and two minor programs: the Fine Arts minor and the minor in Modern Languages and Cultures.
We invite all AUBG students to take advantage of the breadth of experiences we offer through our general elective and general education courses (Textual Analysis, Social and Cultural Analysis, and Aesthetic Expression modes of inquiry)! Students are encouraged to expand their horizons and experience the world’s greatest cultural and artistic works while pursuing a university degree. From Louis Armstrong to Michelangelo to Goethe, Cervantes, Molière, Botev, and Confucius, you will be exposed to the finest achievements of humanity’s creative geniuses.
You can learn Bulgarian, French, German, Spanish, and Chinese either as new languages or expand your linguistic skills, as well as explore the cultures associated with these languages. In addition, the department offers topics and independent study courses. How about a course in French, German, or Spanish Language, Literature, and Film or a course in Business French, German, or Spanish? In case you are not able to find the course you would like to take, talk to our faculty members and they can organize an independent study that suits your needs and interests.
The MLA department courses and programs are more than just coursework! Students can join AUBG’s award-winning choir, the female folklore ensemble Svetlina, the Spanish club, the German club, the French Club, or the Bulgarian Folk Dance Club Samodiva. The MLA Faculty organize exhibitions, concerts, festivals, workshops, competitions, trainings, conferences, the annual Language and Culture Week, the annual Spring Artfest, the biannual International Festival “Meeting of Student Choirs”, movie nights in Bulgarian, German, French, Spanish, and Chinese, etc., invite guest lecturers from all around the world, and go on field trips with their students. Moreover, they engage students in delivering presentations, conducting interviews, academic projects, and research, and thus contribute to the improvement of their academic skills, and prepare students for their future endeavors: Erasmus exchanges, summer schools, Master’s or PhD programs.
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- Main Building 237
- (+359 73) 888 446
Painting by Yelyzaveta Glybchenko, AUBG alumna