Bulgarian – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Would you like to learn Bulgarian in London? Join one of our part-time Bulgarian courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Our beginners’ Bulgarian courses (Grade 1) start in October. If you already have some knowledge of Bulgarian you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginners' Bulgarian (Grade 1) course.

We also have pre-intermediate Bulgarian classes starting in October each year.

Who is this class for?

Bulgarian Beginners’ (Grade 1) is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Bulgarian.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Bulgarian for about 20 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Bulgarian for about 40 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £240 (£225 introductory offer*, 6.2% off)
  • the whole year for £565 (£530 introductory offer*, 25% off)

*Book by 24 September 2017 to use our introductory offer.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
2 October 2017 Part 1 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Book now

Course content

Our Bulgarian lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 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
  • direct and indirect object pronouns

Part 2

Topics

This term, we will cover:

  • asking about quantity of things
  • food and eating habits
  • asking and telling the time
  • numerals
  • languagues - asking people what languages they speak, telling people what languages you know
  • travel - asking and answering about travel schedules
  • telephone conversations - learning etiquette and useful expressions
  • books and magazines - expressing likes, dislikes, and suggestions

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

Part 3

Topics

This term, we will cover:

  • conversations at work – arranging a meeting, telling and asking about work schedule
  • telling and asking about past activities - last weekend, last holiday 
  • 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

We will use our own materials throughout the course. Please wait until the first session to obtain a list of recommended literature. 

Who is this class for?

This level of Bulgarian is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Bulgarian language for approximately one year or 60 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Bulgarian for about 80 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Bulgarian for about 100 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £240 (£225 introductory offer*, 6.2% off)
  • the whole year for £565 (£530 introductory offer*, 25% off)

*Book by 24 September 2017 to use our introductory offer.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
3 October 2017 Part 1 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Book now

Course content

Our Bulgarian lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 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
  • indirect speech

Part 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
  • travelling and going places

Grammar

You will learn:

  • cardinal and ordinal numbers
  • short object pronouns
  • future tenses
  • past tenses
  • adjectives with articles

Part 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
  • possessive pronouns
  • negative imperatives
  • aspects of verbs
  • imperfect tense
  • passsive construction and passive voice
  • relative clauses

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. Please wait until the first session to obtain a list of recommended literature. 

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Languages information evening

If you are thinking of taking an evening language course with us, why not come along to our Evening Language Programme information evening on 20 June 2017?

Course dates 2017–18

September intake
Part 1: 2 October – 8 December 2017
Part 2: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 3: 9 April – 15 June 2018

January intake*
Part 1: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 2: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 3: 18 June – 20 July 2018

April intake*
Part 1: 10 April – 16 June 2017
Part 2: 2 October – 8 December 2017
Part 3: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 4: 9 April – 15 June 2018

*Please note that not every language has a January or April intake.