Bulgarian – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London

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.

If you already have some knowledge of Bulgarian you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginner Bulgarian course.

We also have Elementary Bulgarian classes starting in October each year.

Who is this class for?

Bulgarian Beginner 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:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing three parts together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually. Cancellation requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
23 September 2019 Part 1 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
13 January 2020 Part 2 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
20 April 2020 Part 3 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 8 weeks** £297 (£267*) Coming soon

**No classes on Monday 25 May 2020 (bank holiday).

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:

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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verb ’to be’ (съм), verb ’to have’ (имам); verb ‘haven’t got’ (нямам)
  • use of subject pronouns with the verb 'to be' ( аз съм)
  • genders of nouns; definite article of masculine, feminine and neuter genders
  • gender of adjectives
  • conjugation of verbs (three patterns)
  • yes/ no questions: adding the question particle’ ли
  • object personal pronouns (short form: ме, те, го.)

Part 2

Topics

This term, we will cover:

  • asking about quantity of things
  • food and eating habits
  • asking and telling the time
  • languages - asking and telling people what languages they speak/ 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
  • plurals of adjectives (хубави)
  • special masculine plural after numbers (два вестника)
  • possessive pronouns, short forms (ме, те, му)
  • imperatives of verbs (plus some common irregular imperatives) 
  • simple past tense; future tense
  • verbal aspect ( пpистигам-imperfective) (пристигна- perfective)

Part 3

Topics

This term, we will cover:

  • conversations at work – arranging a meeting, telling and asking about work schedule
  • days of the week
  • telling and asking about past activities - last weekend, last holiday 
  • telling and asking about interests, sports and hobbies
  • shopping - asking about and telling what you like to buy and 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?
  • dative personal pronouns: short form ( ми, ти, му)
  • expressing an obligation, intention, preference
  • indirect speech ( Ана казва, че е гладна)
  • adjectives with definite article (новата книга)
  • relative clauses (using която/ което/които)

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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

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

Contact us

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Evening Language Programme information evening

Come along to our information evening on 5 September 2019 to talk to our tutors and sign up for your language class.

Read more and register for the information evening

Course dates 2019–20

September intake
Part 1: 23 September – 6 December 2019
Part 2: 13 January – 27 March 2020
Part 3: 20 April – 12 June 2020*
Part 3: 20 April – 19 June 2020**

*For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only.
** For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020).

January intake
Part 1: 13 January – 3 April 2020
Part 2: 20 April – 12 June 2020
Part 3: 15 June – 17 July 2020*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week.