Why English? The Bulgarian Ministry of Education official English language programme states that “the new situation in Europe requires students to 1)have knowledge and skills that will allow them to develop independently, 2)apply them in a multicultural environment and 3)work effectively in a team according to the international standards”. The ability to use the English language is perceived in the society as a major tool for young people to achieve success in life. The English language environment in Bulgaria is provided by a variety of TV and radio programmes, the Internet, PC games, books and comics magazines available. It fosters learners’ motivation to use the language as a means of information, communication and entertainment.