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Country of origin: Bulgaria

Mother language: Bulgarian : Български

Spoken languages: English, Russian

Course: Български за чужденци

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

Course: Български за чужденци

"Zhana is a fantastic teacher. Very engaging and patient. Also very encouraging and makes learning a very difficult language fun. I don't ever remember statutory school being this interesting. Highly recommended if you're wanting to learn Bulgarian", Sofia

About the teacher

I am teaching Bulgarian to foreigners and English 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.


Qualifications

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


Experience

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.
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
2017 - Bulgarian History. Part 1. Bulgarian Readers Book 1.
2017 - Bulgarian Folktales and Legends. Bulgarian Readers Book 3.
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.