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Teacher: Zhana Zagorova (Sofia)

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Bulgarian for Foreigners

Course description:

Bulgarian conversational classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced students.

Topics, functions, grammar and vocabulary follow the proposed syllabi for levels A1-A2 but can be adapted to student's needs.

For levels B1 and above materials are prepared according to students' needs.

About the classes

(What you can learn from this teacher)

I am using the communicative approach with grammar explanations and translations when necessary.

Course program:

• Alphabet
• Greetings and Introduction
• Countries and Nationalities
• Foods and Drinks
• Numbers
• Meals
• Money
• Public buildings
• Directions
• Groceries, Fruits, Vegetables
• Measurements
• Family members
• Describing people
• Weather, Calendar, Time
• Colors, clothes, personal belongings
• Rooms and Furniture
• Transportation
• Daily routines
• Ordinal numerals
• Personal, demonstrative, generalizing and short possessive pronouns
• Gender and Number of nouns and adjectives
• Agreement of nouns and adjectives
• Definite article of nouns, adjectives and ordinal numerals
• Adverbs of frequency
• Degrees of comparison of adjectives and adverbs
• Present simple tense
• Reflexive verbs
• Question words
• Word order of questions
• Prepositions of time, place and movement

• Phone conversations
• Parts of the body
• Health issues
• Plans
• Describing people
• Dreams
• Services
• Past events
• Bulgarian holidays
• Education
• Professional background and Jobs
• Hobbies and Leisure time
• Personality
• Job interview
• Verb aspect
• Modal verbs
• Future tense
• Past simple tense
• Present perfect tense
• Commands
• Direct object pronouns – short and full forms
• Indirect object pronouns
• Impersonal sentences
• Linking words

Places where you can take this course:

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31 Stamboliyski Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Prices per class, per student, in EUR €.

10 Classes12.5010.008.00
1 Class15.5013.0011.00
Trial class11.639.758.25

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* All classes have a duration of 60 minutes
* Single class: includes EUR €3.00 single-class fee
* Trial class: single-class price minus 25% discount

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Zhana Zagorova

City / Country of origin: Sofia, Bulgaria

Mother language: Bulgarian

Spoken languages: English, Russian

"Great class and great teacher. Would definitely recommend."


I am teaching Bulgarian to foreigners and English and Russian to Bulgarians. I like the opportunity to meet new peoples, learn about their country and culture and share with them Bulgarian language and culture.

I have also developed several Bulgarian language manuals for foreigners and resource books for teachers and I am planning to continue working in this field.

My hobbies are traveling, photography, graphic design and reading.


Master of Business Administration, City University of Seattle in Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria - 2007
Master of Arts, Russian Studies, Sofia University "Kliment Ohridski", Sofia, Bulgaria - 1989
Post-graduate certificate - Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Sofia University "Kliment Ohridski", Sofia, Bulgaria, 1999


I am currently teaching Bulgarian to foreigners. From 1999 through 2003 I worked as a Bulgarian language and culture facilitator for US Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers in Bulgaria. Prior to this, I have worked for 8 years as a lecturer, teacher, and examiner at various universities and language centers in Sofia, Bulgaria where I taught English and Russian to students from beginner to advanced levels and administered exams in English for European Language certificates.
I have an MA in Russian Studies from Sofia University and an MBA in Marketing from the City University of Seattle. I also hold a post-graduate certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
PUBLICATIONS available from and other online stores
2015 - Step by Step. Bulgarian Language and Culture. A1 textbook and workbook.
2015 - Illustrated Bulgarian Vocabulary. Flashcard Books.
2015 - Speak Bulgarian like a Native. Bulgarian Idioms.
2014 – Grammar Matters: Bulgarian Grammar in Charts.

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Proficiency level

Your Bulgarian proficiency level will be evaluated by the teacher according to this framework:

A1 - Beginner:

  • Understands familiar Bulgarian expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs.
  • Can introduce him/herself and answer questions about personal details such as the place of residence and belongings.
  • Can hold a simple conversation in Bulgarian if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 - Elementary:

  • Understands frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance like personal and family information.
  • Can communicate in routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and immediate needs.

B1 - Intermediate:

  • Understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in everyday situations.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where Bulgarian is spoken.
  • Can produce simple, connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 - Independent:

  • Understands the main ideas of complex Bulgarian text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  • Interaction with native Bulgarian speakers can happen with fluency and spontaineity and without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear text on a wide variety of subjects and expose a point of view given the various options.

C1 - Advanced:

  • Understands a wide range of demanding, longer Bulgarian texts, and recognizes implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use Bulgarian flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce detailed, well-structured text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns and connectors.

C2 - Proficient:

  • Easily understands virtually everything heard or read in Bulgarian.
  • Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources and reconstruct arguments in a coherent presentation.
  • Expresses him/herself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in complex situations.

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