Bulgarian for foreigners

Why Bulgarian?

“People learn Bulgarian because of love”

This is what the writer Alexandra Whitaker says about the Bulgarian language. Being mesmerized by the fact that in the majority of course books for learning Bulgarian as a foreigner, lesson one includes phrases like “I like you”, “I love you” and “I miss you” instead of the standard “Hello, how are you?”, she decided to find out more about this interesting difference. It turns out that a lot of foreigners take the plunge and get to know the Bulgarian language because they want to know their beloved half more. What a beautiful reason for learning a language, isn’t it?

“Bulgaria- a top destination for your business”

According to a Forbes article, Sofia-the capital, of Bulgaria is one of the ten best places to start your business. Some of the reasons behind that are the low tax income rates and the various opportunities for young entrepreneurs that the country offers. This is one of the reasons why the HOME language centre focuses on developing a strong community for Bulgarian language learners. The focus on actual discussions in Bulgarian is meant to create more academic and job opportunities for the students.

“Bulgarian for foreigners”

The language centre is starting its third edition of the unique for the Plovdiv area course “Bulgarian for foreigners”. On 5th of February HOME will open the door to the next portion of Bulgarian language enthusiasts.  During the period of three months, the students will have the opportunity to learn and practice Bulgarian, while discussing various aspects of the Bulgarian culture, cuisine and even historical background. The cosiness of the centre, the coffee corners in it, combined with the friendly atmosphere benefits greatly for the creation of a lovely community of language learners. Having in mind the course is taking place in Plovdiv, the students will learn some typical Plovdiv phrases as well, such as the emblematic for the area “ailqk”, which embodies the spirit of the ancient city.

More about the book

“Zdraveite” is the title of the coursebook, part of a series, specially designed for the foreign learner of the Bulgarian language. It consists of 6 units the main focus of which is to better the ability of the student to communicate properly on an everyday basis. The book series is created accordingly to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which means that it meets all European requirements for teaching a language to foreigners. The coursebook series covers the material from elementary to upper-intermediate level, which allows the HOME language centre to provide each of its students with a certificate corresponding to the level they passed.

Resources used:

https://99livesblog.com/2016/02/19/7-advantages-of-speaking-bulgarian/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/amyguttman/2015/11/29/top-10-cities-in-the-world-to-launch-your-startup-some-may-surprise-you/#4115f5277e57