Department for Language and Specialized Training


  Assoc. Prof. Diana Ilieva Izvorska, Ph.D.
  Room: 1320
  Phone: +359 66 827 309, +359 66 827 586, +359 66 827 343
Academic Organizer Snezhina Hristova Meteva
  Room: 1322
  Phone: +359 66 827 343

Brief Background

The Department for Language and Specialized Training was established by virtue of Art. 26.а of the Higher Education Act, Art.7, Par. 1, Sect.1 and Art. 44, Par.2 of the Internal University Regulations of  TU-Gabrovo by Decision № 6/01.02.2005 of the Academic Council.

The Department employs 14 highly qualified full-time lecturers in: English, German, Russian and Bulgarian language, history of Bulgaria, Bulgarian literature, didactics, physics, mathematics, physical education and sport, two of whom are associate professors and one is a PhD degree holder.

Department Staff

Name and academic rank Room Phone
Assoc. Prof. Diana Ilieva Izvorska, Ph.D. 1320 +359 66 827 309
Assoc. Prof. Krasimir Gutev Hristov, Ph.D 2324A +359 66 827 595
Sen. Lect. Nikolay Georgiev Vatkov, Ph.D. 2324 +359 66 827 377
Sen. Lect. Irena Pavlova Rashkova 1319 +359 66 827 421
Sen. Lect. Mariana Todorova Avdeeva 1322, 6501 +359 66 827 495,
+359 66 827 339
Sen. Lect. Svilen Nikolov Kolev 1321
+359 66 827 421,
+359 66 827 329
Sen. Lect. Silviya Todorova Dragozova 1322
+359 66 827 339,
+359 66 827 421
Sen. Lect. Tsvetelina Petrova Petrova 1319
+359 66 827 421
Sen. Lect. Nadezhda Vasileva Slavova 1321
+359 66 827 421,
+359 66 827 329
Lect. Zlatko Nikolaev Zlatev 2322 +359 66 827 552
Lect. Penka Ivanova Ivanova 1338 +359 66 827 324
Lect. Nikolay Iliev Nemigenchev 2322 +359 66 827 552
Lect. Silviya Hristova Koleva 2323 +359 66 827215
Chief Assist. Prof. Miroslav Pantev Pantev 1232 +359 66 827 578


The Department has the following divisions with corresponding functions and tasks:

І. DivisionForeign Languages

  1. Conducts the compulsory training in foreign languages (English, German, Russian) of full-time students in the three faculties of the University.
  2. Organizes foreign language courses for Ph.D. students and lecturers at the University.
  3. Conducts examinations in foreign languages for prospective Ph.D. students, as well as examinations as part of the curricula of full-time Ph.D. students.
  4. Develops international projects under EU programmes – Erasmus, Socrates, Leonardo da Vinci, etc.
  5. Cooperates with the International Office of TU – Gabrovo.
  6. Develops consultancy services – translations, establishing foreign language proficiency, individual training.

ІІ. DivisionSpecialization of Ethnic BulgariansLiving Abroad

  1. Organizes the hosting, accommodation and training of our compatriots living abroad according to Order of the Council of Ministers № 103/1993, and the students’ teacher training work placements in schools of Gabrovo and Gabrovo district.
  2. Conducts specialized training in the following subjects: Bulgarian, Bulgarian literature, history of Bulgaria, pedagogics, etc. in lecture courses and seminar classes.
  3. Organizes a cultural programme for each course.
  4. Purchases and provides through donations literature necessary for students, cultural workers and Bulgarian communities abroad.
  5. Consults graduating students for their graduation theses in Bulgarian studies.
  6. Maintains contacts with representatives of Bulgarian communities abroad.
  7. Organizes scientific sessions, conferences and round tables on the problems of ethnic Bulgarians abroad.

ІІІ. DivisionLanguage and Specialized Trainingfor Foreigners Applying for Admission in Bulgarian Higher Education Institutions”:

  1. Provides training in Bulgarian and specialized training in: physics, mathematics, informatics, economics, etc. for prospective students who are foreign nationals – two semesters (nine months) – preparatory course.
  2. Provides training in Bulgarian for foreign students – first and second year of study, as well as for foreigners applying for permanent residence in Bulgaria.
  3. Organizes preparatory courses in Bulgarian language and Bulgarian literature for prospective students.
  4. Teaches the course „Business Bulgarian Language” to full-time students from the Economic Faculty (optional course).
  5. Conducts the compulsory examinations in Bulgarian as part of the preparatory course for foreign prospective students.
  6. Conducts examinations for establishing the Bulgarian language proficiency level of foreign students and citizens who have not attended the preparatory course, but will reside permanently or durably within the territory of Bulgaria.
  7. Performs consulting activities – editing and proofreading of texts.

ІV. DivisionPhysical Education and Sport”:

  1. Conducts the compulsory training in general sports, optional training (by requested by students type of sport) and specialized training.
  2. Provides sports training and individual improvement (University representative teams).
  3. Prepares and organizes the University sporting calendar.
  4. Participates in Sports Club „Academic”.
  5. Maintains contacts with the sporting community in the country.

The activities of the Department are regulated by the Internal Regulations for the Organization and Activities of the Department adopted by Decision № 9/29.03.2005 of the Academic Council.