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Case studies

Bell's mission is to change lives, here are a few examples:

I studied at the AVO-Bell School of English, Sofia, in Bulgaria, for 14 years, starting in 1992 at the age of five. I studied English at lunchtime. The first few levels were not hard at all. They were fun, rather like a game. We learned everything through games, pictures and drawings. I remember that during my first years at school, when we had classes in AVO-Bell every day, we learnt art, music and mathematics - all in English.

Then, around the sixth and seventh grades, everything became more complicated and we started to prepare for the various certificates. But without much difficulty I took the FCE, then the CAE, the CPE and finally, last year, I took the Cambridge Business Certificate. 

I have already obtained four internationally recognised certificates in English. I managed to achieve this even before getting a diploma for secondary education in my home country.

I know that I will continue using what I learned at AVO-Bell, because my intention is to continue my education at the International University in Sofia, which is part of The University of Portsmouth, in England.

I have many good memories from my time at AVO-Bell. In a way, I passed my whole childhood there.


After finishing a bilingual English school at my home town Kjustendil and an MA in English, I moved to Sofia and applied for a teaching position at AVO-Bell. A few days later I was invited for an interview. My application was successful. Due to the fact that AVO-Bell is accredited by EQUALS and it is part of the Bell network, teachers can continue their professional development. We had many teacher training workshops and seminars and this is how I learned about the The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and all other ELT developments. Whilst at AVO-Bell I also completed the Delta (a teacher training qualification) and also became a teacher trainer.