Teachers

Our method of learning is a little different. It’s called “Direct” and it’s just that – direct. Ease of learning helps you speak English with full confidence, no matter what level you are at. You get lasting knowledge without unnecessary information.

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Svetla Toneva

Svetla Toneva is a lecturer and founder of Bravo Center.

He graduated from the English High School in Burgas and then English Philology at Sofia University “Kliment Ohridski”. He worked in various private and public schools before founding the center in 1998.

6 years later he left with his family for London, where she stayed for about 2 years. She specialized in East London College and worked at Wessex Gardens Primary School in London.

She loves his profession and after her return to Bulgaria the activity of the center started again with English language courses based on the direct method, which was new for Bulgaria and still unknown.

Svetla emphasizes the interest and motivation of the students and believes that the dialogic form is the way in which the ice is broken and the language is learned more naturally and pleasantly. She likes travelling and listening to music.

Carl Naylor

Carl Naylor began teaching the Direct Method in Krakow in 1999, received a TrinityTESOL certificate in 2014 and a master’s degree in geopolitics from the University of Sussex in 2019, graduating with honours.

“I have taught with different methodologies, especially the Direct method, including  the wonderful time in Sofia in 2009 in Bravo Center. I am fascinated by history, including that of Central Europe and the Balkans, and I love tourism and urban photography. I also love  travelling, Bulgaria and Georgia are my two favourite places.”

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Nelly Valeva

Nelly Valeva is a Bulgarian, born and raised in Kazanlak, currently living with her family in Sofia. Graduated in Law at Sofia University “Kliment Ohridski” Sofia with honors. Fluent in both English and German. He has certificates of proficiency in 2 languages.

She defines languages as her vocation, passion and second nature. She has been teaching children and adults for more than ten years.

She upgrades her teaching and language skills by constantly improving her skills by participating in online trainings and webinars organized by institutions such as the British Council and the Göethe Institut.

She is interested in psychology, art, business administration and law. She has been teaching at Bravo Center since 2012. Students find it interesting and fun and for them she is the preferred teacher.

David Smith

“Having worked in various positions, retail, marketing and teaching, I can honestly say that teaching is the most fulfilling of these roles.

I love teaching because I meet people from all over the world and each person leaves you a part of themselves and their culture. It’s always different and it’s never boring. For what I give students through language skills, I get much more than the experience and views they share. ”

David is from Birmingham, United Kingdom. He has been working in Bravo since 2016. For him, teaching the Direct Methodology is a fast and effective way to learn English, based on a person’s natural ability to learn languages.

He teaches business English, his classes are always interesting and enjoyable, and achieves very good results with students reaching a higher level of English comprehension at a spoken level. He loves Bulgaria, but still does not speak Bulgarian.

He enjoys listening to music and watching football, especially his favorite team, West Bromwich Albion.

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