AVO Language & Examination Centre

AVO Language & Examination Centre

Sofia, Bulgaria

AVO Language & Examination Centre
AVO Language & Examination Centre
AVO Language & Examination Centre
AVO Language & Examination Centre
AVO Language & Examination Centre
AVO Language & Examination Centre

Graduate Ratings

9.3 / 10

(49 student reviews)
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School Overview

School Description

Founded in 1990, AVO is a well-established dynamic and friendly school with 26-years experience in English language teaching.

Internationally recognised Cambridge CELTA courses at AVO Centre, Sofia will get you familiar with the innovative methods and different teaching techniques, you will gain real-classroom experience and build up your self-confidence as a teacher in English. Turn theory into practice. Since 2002, over 500 trainees from 35 different countries did the CELTA course with AVO.

AVO is not only a CELTA/DELTA centre, but is also a full-time fully functional English Language School. Every day the school runs General English classes for young learners, teenagers and adults as well as English for communication, Business English and Cambridge exam preparation classes.

Doing a CELTA/DELTA course at AVO Language & Examination Centre will give you the opportunity to see what it is like to be an EFL teacher in a real training environment.

Why take a CELTA/DELTA course at AVO?

• We adopt a highly personal approach towards every participant. From your first enquiry until your last day on the CELTA/DELTA course and beyond, we do our best to give you all the support you need.
• We run CELTA/DELTA courses with consistent teams of highly-qualified and experienced tutors. They provide trainees with guidance, support and encouragement throughout the course.
• We put extra effort in developing participants’ lesson planning and classroom management skills.
• We aim to provide a low trainee/tutor ratio (maximum of 6 trainees to 1 tutor) so that our CELTA/DELTA trainees get plenty of one-to-one help along with extensive materials and resources from the library.
• We are proud of the very high pass rate of all candidates.
• All trainees have free access to the CELTA&DELTA library where they can find an excellent array of methodology books, grammar books, resource books and supplementary materials.

Accommodation

AVO is happy to help you with accommodation during your CELTA/DELTA course.
As part of the special package deal, we can provide accommodation for the duration of the course. This is usually a rented room in a self-catering apartment shared with other CELTA/DELTA trainees or current teachers.
AVO provides airport pick-up for trainees coming from abroad which is included in the rental fee.

Refund Policy

• Notice of cancellation must be made in writing.
• If written notice of withdrawal is given 4 weeks or more prior to the start of the course, we will retain only the non-refundable deposit.
• If written notice of withdrawal is given between 2 to 4 weeks prior to the start of the course, 50% of the fees will be returned to the applicant.
• If written notice of withdrawal is given less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course, no refund of fees is made.
• All refunds will be made in the currency you have paid. Any bank or other charges payable will be deducted from the money refunded to you.

Details and Comparisons

Contact AVO Language & Examination Centre

If you have questions, please first select a course from the list on the this page. You can always change course dates later.

School Address

AVO Training Ltd.
64 Dondukov Blvd
Sofia
Bulgaria
ID number: 202 614 198

Upcoming Courses

CELTA (What is CELTA?)

Dates
29 Mar 2018 -
27 Apr 2018
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29 Jun 2018 -
26 Jul 2018
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03 Aug 2018 -
30 Aug 2018
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02 Nov 2018 -
29 Nov 2018
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Student Reviews

Words most commonly used to describe this centre


It was a highly rewarding experience, both professionally and personally. The course helped me gain a better understanding of what learners go through while trying to acquire the language. I am profoundly grateful to the tutors, whose classes and presence left an indelible impression on me.

, CELTA student,

It was a challenging and very useful experience.

, CELTA student,

An excellent and supportive CELTA course

, CELTA student,

I was honored to learn from the Best! It was amazing! I will definitely continue my English education there by applying to a Delta course as soon as possible! Thank you!!!

, CELTA student,

Overall the course was insightful and extremely useful in terms of boosting my knowledge of actually working with students. The tutors were knowledgeable and helpful, and quite obviously were fully dedicated to helping the trainees. Thanks again guys.

, CELTA student,

An extremely refreshing experience, very much useful and practically applicable. A dynamic course, with a variety of input and a large number of professional tips. Positive atmosphere and people! I enjoyed every minute of it!

, CELTA student,

Professional training, friendly athmosphere, a lot of new friendships, hard work, satisfaction at the end, LR

, CELTA student,

The tutors were excellent and helped me through a course that I felt was challenging and worthwhile. I was very happy with the support - both academic and pastoral - that I received.

, DELTA student,

I definately made the right decision about studying with you.

, DELTA student,

The tutors were very supportive and knowledgeable and I had a great time in Sofia.

, DELTA student,

The overall experience was great, I learned a lot and it was even fun, despite the tight schedule and loads of work. The tutors were really great, especially Albena. If I could do it all over again I wouldn't hesitate and I would recommend it to anyone interested in teaching English. :)

, CELTA student,

It was both a challenging and rewarding experience. I am just starting to realize the benefits of the course on my career as a teacher.

, CELTA student,

My experience was one of its kind! I learned so much and organized the knowledge I have already had. The tutors were caring and helped me so much, especially Albena Vitanova. I cannot wait to put in practice what I learnt at AVO Bell.

, CELTA student,

The CELTA course for me was like Graduate School condensed into 4 weeks. It was absolutely exhausting. Nevertheless, I have to say it was perhaps one of the most helpful teacher-training courses out there. I personally struggled with creating dynamic lessons. The tutors at AVO-Bell helped me structure my lessons so they would be both engaging and fun for the students. The feedback sessions were also helpful and made me aware of some of my strength and weaknesses as a teacher. My only criticism is that the tutors sometimes differed in their expectations of the trainees -- some were more lenient than others. It was a demanding course but it was totally worth it!

, CELTA student,

The CELTA course has been a fantastic experience and I continue to appreciate more and more the quality of the professional training it has given me. I can only share the best of impressions about my tutors and the administrative staff and would recommend it to anyone, who'd like to be trained in the most modern and effective English teaching methods.

, CELTA student,

Overall, it has been an exhilarating and a unique experience. I learned a lot and really enjoyed the time at AVO-Bell.

, CELTA student,

I had a fantastic experience and am so glad that I did the course with you! I want to thank everyone for the support and guidance. I would recommend DELTA at Avo to anyone who is considering doing the course - it is totally worth it!

, DELTA student,

It was informative and it included an element of surprise meaning information about suggestopedia, which I liked a lot. It was demanding as well but manageable.

, CELTA student,

My course concluded in September, 2014, yet I still keep impressive memories from it. It was organised very well, the tutors were eager to share their knowledge end expertise with me. As a result, I was able to meet the requirements of the course and finalize my work related to the DELTA 2 module successfully. Currently I apply 100% of what I heve learnt during the course in practice. The course has shaped me as a professional in an excellent way!

, DELTA student,

Great course, the teaching staff/instructors were really committed, thorough, knowledgeable and fully engaged in the practice of helping learners get the best out the experience. Whether it was planning, looking at the theoretical aspects or designing activities for ELT, or simply just being there for a friendly collegial chat, the instructors were always there. Very nice, reasonable accommodation within walking distance of the centre was also an added advantage.

, CELTA student,

The course was very well organised and it covered all the aspects a new teacher should be trained in. The tutors were prepared for every session and were always there to help you and guide you with useful ideas and moral suport. It was a great experience.

, CELTA student,

Excellent

, CELTA student,

It was an amazing experience, I got a grade b

, CELTA student,

The training was well-structured and professionally tutored. The input sessions were helpful; the feedback sessions helped a lot in improving my lesson planning, my overall teaching practice and future attitude to the profession.

, CELTA student,

Great experience, wonderful teachers and staff, good center, nice city!

, CELTA student,

Intensive, extremely useful and very rewarding course conducted by professional, positive, very friendly and very patient tutors.

, CELTA student,

Great experience! I feel lucky I had a chance to do CELTA.

, CELTA student,

It was a very intensive course, but I enjoyed it tremendously! I was quite lucky to be in a group of very enthusiastic and supportive people and we managed to not only help each other, but truly work as a team quite often. Our tutors were experienced and very, very helpful, even out of working hours - they were always available and ready with helpful tips and advice. The workload is significant, but they made it worth it - there wasn't a moment when I didn't feel my work appreciated and my efforts well paid off. I should mention that the administrative staff was also very understanding and helpful! As to the location - the place is great! Situated right in the center of Sofia, it's a lovely area and very well connected. There was a park right behind the building and it made for great studying sessions in a calm atmosphere! Overall it was great and I would definitely recommend it!

, CELTA student,

all the teachers were great!

, CELTA student,

The course was an overwhelmingly positive experience, and I'm so glad that I took it.

, CELTA student,

The course very useful and Albena Vitanova was a fantastic tutor. She was very approachable, incredibly helpful during the lesson planning sessions and gave detailed feedback following the teaching practice sessions. The administration staff were also really friendly and helpful, as was the course director.

, CELTA student,

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