Tag: British Council Bulgaria

27th May 2014 Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgaria – Where My Teaching Journey Began

by Phil Dexter Phil Dexter worked as British Council teacher and Teacher Coordinator in Sofia in the period 1987-1994. In Bulgaria, he set up and developed centres for self-access English lessons for students from secondary foreign language schools – a project that is now successfully used in other British Council representatives around the world. Phil has many dear memories from […]

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13th May 2014 Sofia, Bulgaria

Living in the Boyana Compound in the Early 90’s

by David Stokes David Stokes was Director of British Council Bulgaria from 1991 to 1997. He was the first British diplomat to stay in a Bulgarian family whilst learning the language. David was also asked by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to “run the British Council as if it was in Western Europe’”. David and his wife Pepy […]

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11th March 2014 Sofia, Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Mountains

by Ian Stewart Ian Stewart was Director of British Council Bulgaria from 2002 to 2007. Before taking the position, together with his wife Ann they spent four intensive weeks in the heat of Varna learning Bulgarian, rocked to “sleep” by all-night wedding celebrations and Techno festivals. They left Bulgaria in one cold grey morning in December 2007 […]

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