Bulgarian – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Learn Bulgarian in London with our part-time Bulgarian evening courses.

Language classes run from September to June at our central London Regent Street Campus just a few minutes from Oxford Circus. They are taught by experienced language teaching professionals who are native speakers of the language or equivalent. Adult students of all ages and nationalities from a wide range of backgrounds take part-time Bulgarian courses with us. You can also join a Bulgarian evening class in January for the second semester if you already have some knowledge of Bulgarian.

The Bulgarian evening language courses follows a communicative approach to language teaching. Our lessons focus on language that is required for communicating in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Your progress will be assessed on an ongoing basis through homework, assignments and performance in class. You will receive verbal feedback from your tutor on every lesson and written feedback with your homework.

This level is the first exposure to the Bulgarian language for beginners (Term 1), allowing you to start to communicate. You have no or little previous knowledge of the Bulgarian language.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 January 2017 Term 2 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
11 April 2017 Term 3 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
27 September 2016 Term 1 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • greetings and polite expressions
  • introducing yourself (nationality, profession, marital status, age)
  • countries and nationalities
  • booking accommodation
  • ordering food at a restaurant
  • numbers and counting
  • days of the week
  • seasons

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the Cyrillic alphabet
  • genders of nouns
  • the definite article of masculine, feminine and neuter genders
  • adjectives used with nouns
  • conjugation of verbs (three patterns)
  • use of subject pronouns with the verb 'to be'
  • asking questions – question words
  • possessive pronouns (short forms)
  • present tense – patterns and meanings

Term 2

Topics

This term, we will cover:

  • asking about quantity of things
  • food and eating habits
  • asking and telling the time
  • numerals
  • asking people what languages they speak and telling people what languages you know
  • travel schedules
  • telephone conversations
  • books and magazines

Grammar

You will learn:

  • plurals of nouns in masculine, feminine, neuter genders
  • the short definite article
  • plurals of adjectives and other defining words
  • special masculine plural after numbers
  • relative pronouns
  • imperatives of verbs (plus some common irregular imperatives) 
  • simple past tense
  • future tense
  • verbal aspect

Term 3

Topics

This term, we will cover:

  • conversations at work – arranging a meeting
  • likes and dislikes
  • interest, sports and hobbies
  • shopping – asking and telling how much things cost

Grammar

You will learn:

  • comparison – good, better and best
  • suggesting and asking politely (Would you like to…? May I…? Could you?)
  • expressing an obligation (I must/have to do something)
  • expressing intention
  • expressing preference
  • non-subject full forms
  • reflexive verbs
  • perfect tense

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

The course is based on our own materials. We will give you a list of recommended literature in the first session.

This level of Bulgarian is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills. You have already studied the Bulgarian language for approximately one year or 60 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
9 January 2017 Term 2 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 April 2017 Term 3 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
26 September 2016 Term 1 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

This term, we will cover:

  • shopping
  • food and drinks
  • family relations
  • weather
  • interests and hobbies
  • expressing preference
  • giving recommendations
  • asking for help
  • offering assistance

Grammar

You will learn:

  • irregular imperatives
  • direct and indirect object pronouns
  • demonstrative pronouns
  • comparative form of adjectives in masculine, feminine and neuter genders
  • modal verbs
  • short possessive pronouns
  • possessive adjectives
  • future tenses
  • past tenses

Term 2

Topics

This term, we will cover:

  • describing a daily schedule
  • events – congratulating people on special occasions
  • human body, health and health issues
  • sports and healthy life
  • plans for the future (ideas, dreams, expectations)
  • offering opinion
  • agreeing and disagreeing with someone's opinion

Grammar

You will learn:

  • cardinal and ordinal numbers
  • short object pronouns
  • future tenses
  • past tenses

Term 3

Topics

This term, we will cover:

  • describing food
  • describing people
  • career and work
  • expressing and asking about possession
  • expressing and asking about likes, dislikes and preference

Grammar

You will learn:

  • past passive participles
  • negative imperatives
  • aspects of verbs
  • imperfect tense
  • passsive construction and passive voice

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use our own materials throughout the course. We will give you a list of recommended literature in the first session.

Contact us

Kate Bielawska and Kai Zs
Short Course Administrators

eveninglanguagecourse@westminster.ac.uk

+44(0)20 3506 9900

Term dates 2016–17

Term 1
September cohort: 26 September – 2 December 2016
January cohort*: 9 January – 17 March 2017

Term 2
September cohort: 9 January – 17 March 2017
January cohort*: 10 April – 16 June 2017

Term 3
September cohort: 10 April – 16 June 2016
January cohort*: 19 June – 21 July 2016

*Please note that not every language has a January cohort.