Bulgarian Classes for Busy Adults 2021-2022

If you are still interested in the Bulgarian Classes for Busy Adults 2021-2022 but you have not registered yet you can email info@bulgariancenter.org

BCNE is pleased to offer Bulgarian classes for adults again this fall, starting on October 16, 2021 through the end of April 2022. This year we will hold our classes online again. Weather and COVID-pandemic permitting, we will try to hold several sessions outdoors or in our new building in Billerica, MA for the local students, with an online option for the remote students. Classes are conducted over Zoom and the link to the first class will be emailed to all interested. Classes will be once per week, on Saturdays. The first class for all groups will be at 3 p.m. on Sat, Oct 16 at 3 p.m. During the second class of the year, registered students will have the option to modify the class time, if a unanimous decision can be reached on a better day and time. Minimum enrollment for all classes is four students.

Group 1. Beginners 1 (3 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.) — Red book, Lesson 1-6

Group 2. Beginners 2 (4:30 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.) — Red book, Lesson 6-12

Group 3. Intermediate (TBA – all interested students should contact the instructor) — Blue Book

Classes will not be held on long holiday weekends. Interested in signing up?

Please register here by October 12, 2021: Registration Form-https://forms.gle/AaujKG7fHe7pq16S7

You can pay for the class online with your credit card or pay by check to BCNE before 10/16/2021. BCNE members receive a $50 membership discount. Individual annual membership is $50; Family annual membership $75.
All contributions from the class and membership fee go towards refinishing and maintaining our new community home in Billerica. Thank you!

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Beginner Bulgarian for Busy Adults (Group 1)

An introductory practice course in Bulgarian as a foreign language. We understand that as busy adults, our students’ time for homework and practice outside of class is limited. In this 80-minute course we will start from the basics and will practice together as we strengthen students’ knowledge of the alphabet and get comfortable with using every-day phrases. Our hope is that at the end of the semester students will be able to use the Cyrillic alphabet with ease, to introduce themselves and other people; to speak about themselves and their environment. Suggested practice at home: between 2 and 6 hours weekly.

Textbooks for this class:
Здравейте! Учебник по български език за чужденци А1 – А2, published by New Bulgarian University. А limited number of textbooks are available for purchase from the instructor, $35 + shipping, or contactless drop off can be arranged.

Grammar Matters: Bulgarian Grammar in Charts – this is a guide with great explanations of grammatical rules in English (available at Amazon). All other materials will be provided by the instructor.

Beginner Bulgarian for Busy Adults (Group 2)

An introductory practice course in Bulgarian as a foreign language for those who are familiar with the alphabet and basic vocabulary. We understand that as busy adults, our students’ time for homework and practice outside of class is limited. In this 80-minute course we will start from the basics and will practice together as we strengthen students’ knowledge of the alphabet and get comfortable with using every-day phrases. Our hope is that at the end of the semester students will be able to speak about themselves, their families, and their interests in present and future tense. Suggested practice at home: between 2 and 6 hours weekly.

Textbooks for this class: We will start the class with a review of the first six lessons before we move on with new material.
Здравейте! Учебник по български език за чужденци А1 – А2, published by New Bulgarian University. А limited number of textbooks are available for purchase from the instructor, $35 + shipping, or contactless drop off can be arranged.

Grammar Matters: Bulgarian Grammar in Charts – this is a guide with great explanations of grammatical rules in English (available at Amazon). All other materials will be provided by the instructor.

Intermediate Bulgarian for Busy Adults (Group 3)

An intermediate practice course in Bulgarian as a foreign language. Prerequisite: at least one Beginners Bulgarian class or equivalent knowledge – fluency in reading and writing in the Cyrillic alphabet, greetings and introductions, grasp of present and future tense verbs and their conjugations, as well as knowledge of perfective and imperfective aspect of the Bulgarian verbs. At the end of the semester, students will be able to speak about themselves and their environment, ask questions and provide information about people, objects and places, and talk about their daily activities and their interests in the past, present, and future tense. We suggest between 2 and 6 hours of homework and practice weekly.

Textbooks for this class:
Здравейте! Учебник по български език за чужденци B1 – B2, published by New Bulgarian University. We are excited to start our first class at this level! А limited number of textbooks are available for purchase from the instructor, $ 35 + shipping, or contactless drop off can be arranged.

Grammar Matters: Bulgarian Grammar in Charts – this is a guide with great explanations of grammatical rules in English (available at Amazon). All other materials will be provided by the teacher.

*Individuals experiencing financial hardship might be eligible for a modest additional discount on a case by case basis.

Please keep in mind that this class is provided as a fundraising initiative and contributions are donated towards the BCNE capital campaign.

We hope you join us this fall in exploring the Bulgarian language and culture!

Nadia and Rumi

About the instructors

Nadia is currently a full-time mom to two children at the Bulgarian School and looks forward to teaching another year of Bulgarian to the grownups. Nadia’s professional background is in municipal government: she served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Framingham’s first Mayor, Yvonne Spicer, and is to our knowledge, the first Bulgarian immigrant elected to Town Meeting in the state of Massachusetts. She holds a master’s degree from Harvard University’s Extension School with a concentration in government and a bachelor’s in applied linguistics from South-West University of Bulgaria. Nadia serves on the BCNE Board of Directors and enjoys teaching her native language.

Rumi leads the administrative work of the language program and teaches as needed. She is an experienced teacher of children and adults at the Bulgarian school in Boston. Prior to moving to the US, she studied education and taught at elementary school level. She holds an MBA in finance and global business from Clark University, Worcester MA, and a BA in management and community development. Currently, Rumi works for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in policy and finance. She is one of the co-founders of BCNE, a member of the Board of Directors, and is passionate about sharing her Bulgarian heritage and language with cross-cultural families.