The preparatory course in English for foreign students was designed in 2008 at the Department of Foreign Languages, Communication and Sports at the Medical University of Varna.
The organization of the English language learning process in the preparatory year at MU - Varna is in strict compliance with the state requirements of the Decree for Admission of Students at the Bulgarian Higher Education Institutions, Part V – "Language and Specialized Preparation for Foreigners admitted as students in the Republic of Bulgaria, Art. 16-19, in its reference to the academic staff, curriculum, syllabi, academic hours, methodological and technological issues of logistics, training stages, taking exams and giving certificates for a completed course of studies.
The language and specialized preparation is done in accordance with Art. 17 (2, 3) based on the following curriculum:
|No||Subject ||Academic Hrs|
|1.||General English language ||580 hrs|
|2.||English for Health Sciences||94 hrs|
|3.||Biology ||94 hrs|
|6.||Physics ||94 hrs|
|Total number of contact hours: ||1050 hrs|
The language preparation is provided by experienced specialists - English philology graduates, and the specialized one by medical doctors and specialists in the respective disciplines. English language is studied in two stages: General English language (580 hrs) and English for Health Sciences (94 hrs), which provides sufficient coverage of the fundamental language requirements for the 1st year at the Medical University. The curriculum and the organization of the preparatory course have amply proved their efficiency. The students having successfully completed the preparatory course at MU – Varna enjoy an excellent academic realization and achieve exceptional results during the exam sessions.