The 2019 English Language Institute (ELI) Summer School for high school students and adults will be held July 1, 2019 to July 26, 2019 and will offer 9-level General English language courses from Beginner to Advanced. The Beginner and Elementary level courses consist of 100 hours, covered in 4 weeks, 5 hours a day, and are taught by a Bulgarian instructor of English. Levels from Pre-Intermediate to Advanced consist of 80 hours, covered in 4 weeks, 4 hours a day, with 2 hours taught by a Bulgarian instructor of English and 2 hours taught by a native speaker. For one session of the summer school a student can complete either a 100-hour or an 80-hour level.
Tuition fee for any level - EUR 346
Bulgarian students pay discounted fees of: Beginner/Elementary levels – EUR 182; Pre-Intermediate to Advanced levels – EUR 162.
APPLYING AND PLACEMENT
AUBG’s English Language Institute has an open enrollment policy. Anyone wishing to study English, whether for personal, vocational, or academic reasons, may enroll in any Institute course as long as they meet class prerequisites. Candidates are required to have successfully completed the previous language level at the ELI or take a placement test. The placement test may be taken at the ELI or via e-mail. If the placement test is taken distantly and does not accurately reflect the needs of an applicant, the ELI retains the right to move the student to a higher or lower level within the first week of the course. Admission to ELI courses is on a first paid, first accepted basis. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +35973-888555/552/557. The address of the ELI is No. 1 "Georgi Izmirliev" sq., 2700 Blagoevgrad.
For a detailed description of all levels, please click here .
All ELI instructors are university graduates with master's degrees in English and have substantial teaching experience in a multicultural academic environment. All but Beginner and Elementary level courses are taught by a team of instructors. Non-native English speakers focus on grammar and text, while native English speakers teach listening comprehension and conversation skills. The learner-centered environment at the Institute encourages participation, initiative, creativity, and responsibility. Classes are small (12-15 students per class) and interactive, while professors use state-of-the-art educational technology and a variety of modern techniques of English language instruction.
Upon successful completion of an ELI course, a Certificate of Completion is prepared for each student. Each certificate issued by the ELI is unique to facilitate tracking and to discourage forgery. The certificate is signed by both of the student’s language instructors and the ELI Director and is stamped with the AUBG seal. The certificate is awarded during the final class meeting.
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS
Students will be 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 and triple rooms are available for 25.5 and 17 BGN 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: Students are free to live off-campus as well.