OPEN Program


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 fall semester of 2021?

  • Teaching Grammar Communicatively (TGC)
  • Integrating Critical Thinking Skills into Exploration of Culture (ICT)
  • Content-Based Instruction (CBI)
  • Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom (ET)
  • Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL)
    *Young learner 3-10 years old
  • Professional Development for Teacher Trainers (PDTT)
  • TESOL Methodology
  • English as a Medium of Instruction
  • Fostering Student Motivation and Engagement

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When do the classes start?
September 28, 2021 – orientation available August 23 – September 17 2021.

 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?

June 15, 2021

 How do I apply?

Send your completed application form to by June 15, 2021.

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