Practical Bulgarian for Beginners

BCNE is happy to offer for the first time to all of our non-Bulgarian speaking friends and extended community:
Practical Bulgarian for BeginnersАБВ
Jan 11, Saturday at 4pm
411 Waverly Oaks Rd #214
– Tuition for BCNE members: $150 for the semester (18 classes)
*please renew your membership  for 2014 if you haven’t done so already
– Tuition for non-BCNE members: $200 for the semester (18 classes)


This is an introductory course in Bulgarian as a foreign language.  The four skills – listening, speaking, reading, and writing—are covered, although particular emphasis is placed on language structure, speaking, and listening.  Students will become familiar with the basic structure and will dive into vocabulary of Bulgarian through situational exercises in speaking, reading, listening and writing. At the end of the semester, students will be able to read and write in the Bulgarian language, to speak about themselves and their environment; to introduce themselves and other people; to ask questions and provide information about people, objects, and places; to talk about their daily activities and their interests. The class is based on group discussions, grammar foundations and useful vocabulary. Topics may include interesting facts about Bulgarian history, geographic areas, traditions and culture.  Some classes may include guest instructors to lead specific topic and add a more dynamic experience.

The first class will be January 11 at 4:00pm. Classes will run each Saturdays with the exception of the following holiday long weekends – no classes on: Martin Luther King Jr. (1/18-20); President’s Day (2/15-17); Easter /Patriot’s Day weekend (4/19-21); Memorial Day  (5/24-26). Last class will be on June 7, 2014.  Classes will be held on Saturdays, 4:00-5:00 pm, close to the Bulgarian School “Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii” at 411 Waverly Oaks Rd #214.   Further information and details about room/building will be emailed to registered students.

About the instructors:
Nadia Marcheva Ullman is a talent acquisition manager with over ten years of experience in international educational exchange and higher education recruiting.  She holds a master’s degree from Harvard University with a concentration in government and a bachelor’s in applied linguistics from South-West University of Bulgaria.  Nadia is excited to serve the extended Bulgarian community by teaching her native language.
Rumiana (Rumi) Pavlova is an experienced teacher who has been a substitute teacher at the Bulgarian school in Boston and has taught Bulgarian language in Bulgaria as a full time teacher before moving to New Hampshire in 2002.  After coming to the USA, she earned an MBA in finance and international business from Clark University and a bachelor’s in management and community development. Rumi has over ten years of professional experience and is happy to share her Bulgarian heritage and language with the community and parents from cross-cultural families.
This course is organized by the Bulgarian Center of New England (BCNE) to serve the Bulgarian community and its friends in New England and is open to all interested individuals.
Intensive Bulgarian, Vol 1  ($37.54)
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To inquire or register for this class, please email Rumi Pavlova at Please share with us a few words about your interest in the language, have you already learned a bit and to what level, what your expectation of the class is. This will help us adjust the topics / structure to fit the group’s needs.
Come study Bulgarian with us!
Rumi & Nadia