Refresher Courses for foreign students
Since 2008 we have been running intensive Refresher courses for Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian interns coming to Bulgaria with EU funding. We teach them English for the workplace for their period of work experience in local businesses with English as a company language.
We develop a dynamic syllabus completely oriented to their specific needs for working life. Students are grouped according to their future jobs and not so much to language proficiency levels. We look for a common denominator on the basis of a placement test and needs analysis. We work in the following directions:
- Basic communication skills in a foreign country
- Core terminology in a number of professional
- Communicative skills for work:
For technical jobs – working with diagrams, instructions and explaining processes
For jobs in the economic sector – communication with clients and skills for presenting companies, products and services
For creative jobs –expressing ideas and presenting a project
- Skills for leading discussions and taking part in meetings
- Intercultural communication skills
Students have to do some task-based learning round the city of Sofia, thus applying their new language skills in real-life situations and getting a glimpse of life in Bulgaria and key sights of the capital.