The Slavic Languages Department is a main structural and scientific division of the Language Department at the University of Economics - Varna. Created in 1983 as a division of Language Department, in 1991 it was differentiated into two separate departments. The Department is a successor and continuer of the traditions in the foreign language education which beginnings were laid with the foundation of the University as a Higher School of Commerce in 1920.
The present activities of the Department are determined by the educational purposes, which in accordance with European standards and interests are aimed at different aspects of the language.
The Department of Slavic Languages provides language training in Russian language to the students in all majors of the Bachelor and Master degree programmes, Bulgarian as a foreign language - an introduction in the essential and specialised language, Bulgarian for foreign students in economics and Bulgarian for foreign students under Erasmus programme.
Since 1990 a preparatory course in Bulgarian language for foreign students has been created.
Lecturers of the Department train foreign interpreters and translators from Bulgarian language, working for the European Commission, European Parliament and European Court of Human Rights.
The Slavic Languages Department successfully builds upon the foundations of the set in 1926 at the Higher School of Commerce - Varna study of commercial correspondence, and in 1989 is the first to start teaching business correspondence in Bulgaria. The discipline is present as eligible in the curricula of all majors in Bachelor degree and enjoys an extremely great interest.
The Department also provides training in two disciplines for the Master degree in Advertising and Media Communications - Language of Clerical Correspondence and Media Communication, and Advertising and Media Communication.
To meet the educational needs of Journalism speciality at the Centre for Continuing Education, the members of the Department teach lectures on the subjects: Bulgarian Language and Stylistics; Editing; Convincing Communication and Advertising; Business Journalism, and Journalistic Genres.
The lecturers of the Department, among whom there are professors and associate professors and PhDs, are authors of a considerable number of monographs, studies, research papers, textbooks and dictionaries with a creative contribution in the field of Bulgarian Studies, Russian Studies, Sociolinguistics and Foreign Language Training.