OPEN Program

Deadline:  October 6, 2020

The Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Program offers 8-week, online university-level courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) developed by U.S. educational institutions.

What courses are available during the winter semester of 2021?

  • Using Educational Technology
  • Critical Thinking in the Classroom
  • Teaching Grammar Communicatively
  • Teaching English to Young Learners
  • Fostering Student Motivation and Engagement (FSME)
  • Content Based Instruction
  • TESOL Methodology
  • Professional Development for Teacher Trainers
  • English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI)

For course description, please visit:

When do the classes start?

January 12, 2021 – orientation available Nov. 30 – Dec. 30  2020.

 Who can apply?

Candidates must:

  • Be an English language professional.
  • Have strong English language reading and writing skills.
  • Be a Bulgarian citizen.
  • Be living in your country for the entire duration of the OPEN term.
  • Have regular and reliable access to high-speed internet connection.
  • Be able to spend 10 to 12 hours online each week for the duration of the 8-week course.
  • Be willing to be enrolled in a second or third course, if your primary choice is unavailable.

When is the application deadline?

October 6, 2020

 How do I apply?

Send your completed application form to by October 6, 2020.

Application form can be downloaded from this page (top right).