PhD in pedagogy, Associate Professor, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Primary and Preschool Education. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rozalina Engels-Kritidis is a lecturer at Sofia University, leading academic courses on two main disciplines: Basis and theory of pre-school education, and Language acquisition and speech development in early years. She is one of the authors of the pre-school educational programme system “Friends” (2009), approved by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science. She has been a visiting scholar at a number of universities and institutions across Europe, including University of Cambridge, Athens Kapodistrian University, University of Patras, Central European University in Budapest, Catholic University of Leuven, Municipality of Sundsvall in Sweden, Comenius University in Bratislava, and German Youth Institute in Munich. She is the author of more than fifty publications in Bulgarian and English language, as well as the following three books: “Intercultural Educational Program for Preparatory Classes in Bulgarian Sunday Schools in Greece” (2013), “Proverbs and Sayings in the Educational Interaction with Bulgarian Children Living Abroad” (2013), and “The Child in the Allegory World of Proverbs and Sayings” (2012).