We will be tailoring our delivery of our short courses in the year ahead, in accordance with government guidance on physical distancing, with the safety, health and wellbeing of our University community at the heart of our decisions.

We will be delivering the Part 1 of all the Language courses via online virtual classroom. Whatever the way you start your Westminster experience - online, on campus or a blend of these - you can be assured of a warm welcome at our University, where your wellbeing, the quality of our teaching and your learning experience, are our priorities.

Overview

Course summary

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.

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.

Discounts and offers

We are now offering a 15% discount on our Evening Language Beginner Course fees to University of Westminster Alumni. Sign up now to start your new journey with us!

October start

  • Part 1 for £250 (£280 after 23 August)*
  • Parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £565 (£625 after 23 August)*

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.

Terms and conditions

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Course structure

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.

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. 

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.)

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)

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)

Online information sessions

Would you like to meet our teachers and find out more about our courses?

We're running some online information sessions between 14 and 24 September to help answer any questions you may have about our courses.

Register for a sessionGo to the online information session event page

 

Booking

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 27 September 2020 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

If you have any questions about the course, please get in touch with us via the details at the bottom of this page.

Start date
Part
Day and time
Duration
Price
5
Oct
2020

Part

1

Day and time

Mondays
6.30–8.30pm

Duration

10 weeks

Price

£250*/£280

18
Jan
2021

Part

2

Day and time

Mondays
6.30–8.30pm

Duration

10 weeks

Price

£280

Coming soon

12
Apr
2021

Part

3

Day and time

Mondays
6.30–8.30pm

Duration

10 weeks**

Price

£280

Coming soon

**No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2021 and Monday 31 May 2021.

Course dates

October intake

  • Part 1: 05 October – 11 December 2020
  • Part 2: 18 January – 26 March 2021
  • Part 3: 12 April – 28 June 2021*
  • Part 3: 12 April – 18 June 2021 **

* For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2021 and Monday 31 May 2021)

**For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only

January intake

Part 1: 18 January – 26 March 2021
Part 2: 12 April – 18 June 2021
Part 3: 21 June – 23 July 2021*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week

January start is for selected languages only.

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Location

Our Bulgarian courses take place at our Regent Street site in central London – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

 Accessibility: Together with AccessAble, we have created online Disabled Access Guides for our buildings.