DIPLOMAS IN BULGARIAN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY FROM SOFIA UNIVERSITY AND SEAL OF BILITERACY AWARDS

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A milestone for our school is that in January 2019 several of our students were awarded diplomas from Sofia University in recognition of their excellent Bulgarian language proficiency: Anna Atanassova, Christopher Eaton, Ivaylo Mihalev, Neda Stoeva, Petya Stoeva, Alexander Stoyanov, and Teodor Todorov. These students received this internationally recognized certificate and will be further awarded with a Seal of Biliteracy. These recognitions of achievement could help with college admissions, earn college credit, and even be useful for future employment. These diplomas honor the students but also acknowledge the overall achievements of our school.

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ADVANTAGES OF THE SEAL OF BILITERACY:

  • Addition to the student’s achievements report when applying for university

  • Certain universities and programs recognize it as a class or 3 credits  

  • The exam grade is recognized for the matriculation examination in Bulgaria by the MES

  • Incentive for the child to improve their knowledge of Bulgarian

STUDIES SHOW THAT BILINGUAL CHILDREN TEND TO:

  • Perform better in school

  • Achieve higher exam results

  • Learn a third language easier

  • Develop stronger literacy skills in the language being taught if they have a solid foundation in their mother tongue

  • Develop more flexible thinking as a result of comprehending information in two different languages

  • Learn to read at a faster rate

  • Get better at solving problems and show more creative expression

  • Be more tolerant of others