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SLAV1008 Bulgarian I

10 creditsClass Size: 12

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2006/07

Module replaces

SLAV 2003

This module is approved as an Elective

This module is approved as a Special Skills Elective

Module summary

Just bought a holiday home in Bulgaria? Would like to speak your way around on a visit to the country? Or seeking to expand your linguistic portfolio with a Slavonic language? If your answer is "yes", then Beginning Bulgarian is the module you need. The module is designed as an introduction to written and spoken Bulgarian and is taught by a native speaker. You will learn to understand and use contemporary Bulgarian in a variety of typical, everyday situations such as: introducing yourself; asking questions; using the phone; going shopping; eating out and ordering meals; expressing preferences, etc. The functional, interactive nature of the classes aims to enable you to communicate, using the language for positive, practical purposes.The module is taught with small-group classes typically twice a week throughout Semester 1. It is most suitable for students with some knowledge of a Slavonic language or German or Latin at GCSE level (grade A/B). For further information, please contact the module tutor Mrs S. Momova (, or the Departmental Secretary Mrs A. Guliyeva (


To provide students with a basic vocabulary, grammar and syntax to help them survive on a visit to, or exchange in, the Republic of Bulgaria.


Some of the principal grammatical constructions will be introduced. By the end of the semester the student should be able to cope with some of the basic situations in everyday student life.

Teaching methods

Largely oral based and communicative with the emphasis on listening and responding.

Methods of assessment

Two assignments, together with the completion of required practical grammatical and syntactical exercises, and a 1 hour examination at the end of the semester.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 22/05/2007


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