UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria


Bulgarian Level 1 Beginners

Course description: Level 1 is for complete beginners or those who have had only very little contact with the language. The course runs over three ten-week terms and each session is two hours long. The course includes all four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The aim of the course is to enable students to function in simple everyday situations and get by in Bulgarian. This includes knowledge of basic vocabulary, grammar, morphology, syntax, and phonetics.

Topics: Getting acquainted; in the hotel and home; in the restaurant; telephone conversation; books and newspapers; shopping.

Skills: Understanding of sentences and frequently-used expressions in simple and familiar everyday situations. Communicating in simple routine and familiar situations giving and asking information about: Background, time, directions, costs, phone numbers etc. Expressing likes and dislikes. Keeping up very simple short conversations. Understanding simple public announcements, notices and signs. Understanding simple written messages.

Grammar: Gender , plurals, nouns, adjectives, prepositions and conjunctions, numerals, personal pronouns and possessive pronouns, adverbs, verb conjugations, imperatives, present tense, past tense, future tense, present perfect and past perfect tense, reflexive verbs, verbal aspect.

Study materials: Zdraveite” Bulgarian for Foreigners A1-A2 + a CD (ISBN 9789545357374)