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Burgas children learn English for free as part of a municipal programme

The initiative for the introduction of early foreign language learning belongs to Mayor Dimitar Nikolov

  • October 05, 2020 21:30
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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Source: Burgas Municipality

This year, 5321 Burgas children will study English as part of the program for early foreign language training of the Bulgarian Municipality of Burgas, as was informed by the local administration. Of these - 3541 children are of preschool age, divided into 132 groups and 1780 primary school students will form 83 groups.

Early foreign language learning and personal development

The training program is being implemented for the sixth consecutive year by the Centre for Support and Personal Development, enjoying great interest from children and their parents. The training is completely free of charge.

The textbooks are provided by the Municipality of Burgas. The initiative for the introduction of early foreign language learning belongs to the city mayor Dimitar Nikolov.

Burgas children learn English for free as part of a municipal programmeWhen performing the pedagogical activities all anti-epidemic measures are observed. Photo by Burgas Municipality 

“Play and talk to me” project under the Erasmus + programme

In 2020, English language training will be expanded and upgraded through the "Play and talk to me" project under the Erasmus + programme. The project aims to support the exchange of techniques, strategies and good practices in early language education.

Five organizations from Bulgaria, Spain, Finland, Hungary and Turkey cooperate in it. They will introduce innovative approaches to education and improve the quality of English language teaching through new methods and technologies in kindergartens and first graders classes.

In addition, Burgas children and students will interact with their peers from the partner countries and will implement a number of joint activities and events. The project is aimed at teachers, and children aged 5-7. The project starts in October 2020 and will end in 2022.



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