Teacher: Zhana Zagorova (Sofia)
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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.
I am using the communicative approach with grammar explanations and translations when necessary.
• Greetings and Introduction
• Countries and Nationalities
• Foods and Drinks
• Public buildings
• Groceries, Fruits, Vegetables
• Family members
• Describing people
• Weather, Calendar, Time
• Colors, clothes, personal belongings
• Rooms and Furniture
• 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
• Describing people
• Past events
• Bulgarian holidays
• Professional background and Jobs
• Hobbies and Leisure time
• Job interview
• Verb aspect
• Modal verbs
• Future tense
• Past simple tense
• Present perfect tense
• Direct object pronouns – short and full forms
• Indirect object pronouns
• Impersonal sentences
• Linking words
City / Country of origin: Sofia, Bulgaria
Mother language: Bulgarian
Spoken languages: English, Russian
ABOUT THE TEACHER
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 Amazon.com 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.
Your Bulgarian proficiency level will be evaluated by the teacher according to this framework:
A1 - Beginner:
A2 - Elementary:
B1 - Intermediate:
B2 - Independent:
C1 - Advanced:
C2 - Proficient:
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