DepartmentEnglish Studies

 

English has been taught at the Department of English Studies for over 20 years. We offer a range of teaching across the disciplines of English Studies, Linguistics, Translation and Interpreting, Cultural Studies and English Language Teaching Methodology, offering both a solid base for the study of language and literature and the opportunity to specialize. Our work combines a strong sense of tradition with a commitment to innovation and new approaches, and we have a particular strength in interdisciplinary teaching and research.


Degree Programs


Our Bachelor’s Program in English Studies offers a major in English combined with a minor of students’ choice as well as concentrations leading to teaching certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language or qualification in translation and interpreting. During the first two years of studies, students must meet the Foreign Language Graduation Requirement in a second foreign language.


Our Master’s Program in Translation and Interpreting offered jointly with the Department of Romance and Germanic Studies aims to prepare professionals able to provide both translation and interpretation services with special attention to developing students’ ability to work into their B languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Arabic, and Greek). Applicants coming from fields other than philology may be required to take a number of introductory courses.


Our Master’s Program in American and British Studies. Comparative Approaches, designed to be taught in English offers courses in American and British literature, philosophy, history, anthropology, cultural studies, history of music and architecture, film studies, semiotics, and environmental studies.


Our Master’s Program in Linguodidactics offered jointly with the Department of Romance and Germanic Studies leads to a Master's degree in Foreign Language Pedagogy. Admission is also open to applicants coming from fields other than philology and pedagogy upon completion of an introductory module.


Upon successful completion of these highly intensive BA and MA programs, graduates will have an in-depth knowledge of many aspects of British and American literature, culture, history, politics and society equipped with the skills of critical evaluation, good communication and organization, clear and logical thinking, and cultural awareness.


Local and international internships give our students opportunities to gain valuable professional experience and field-specific knowledge making them better prepared for their careers in foreign language teaching and the translation and interpreting industry of today and tomorrow.


Graduates of our MA programs may choose to go on to study at PhD level, or find jobs in a variety of sectors including the media, advertising, marketing, publishing, education, international relations, political administration, multinational companies, government, non-governmental and international organizations.


Our PhD Program in Linguistics and Translation and Interpreting Studies offered jointly with the Department of Romance and Germanic Studies welcomes applicants wishing to pursue careers in research or academia in a stimulating and supportive environment.


General Education courses in English (non-degree)


In order to receive a Bachelor’s degree from NBU, all students irrespective of their major must meet the Foreign Language Graduation Requirement demonstrating B2 level competence in one of the languages taught in General Education courses in Foreign Language. General Education courses in English are taught and administered by faculty in the Department of English Studies through the School of General Education.


English Studies at NBU Journal


The English Studies at NBU (ESNBU) is an open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the Department of English Studies in both print and online versions in one or two issues per year. Web site: http://esnbu.org


Yearbook of the Department of English Studies


The Yearbook of the Department of English Studies is an open access online academic journal published by the Department of English Studies in one issue per year. It welcomes and invites contributions in English as well as in other languages taught at NBU.

 

Department Chair:
Assist. Prof. Milka Hadjikoteva, PhD
Building 2, Room 312
tel.: 8110 340
е-mail: mhadjikoteva@nbu.bg

 

Secretary:
Maria Djoganska
Building 2, Room 312
tel.: 8110 320
е-mail: mdjoganska@nbu.bg