FSI - Bulgarian - Basic Course - Volume 1

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Bulgarian Basic Course Volume 1 - Unit 01

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Foreign Service Institute Bulgarian  - Image Each unit of this FSI Bulgarian basic course (Volume 1 of 2), aside from review units, is divided into three parts: Basic Sentences , Notes, Drills. Units 13 on have a fourth part, a reading passage. The Basic Sentences are normal dialogue material, meant to be memorized. The Notes explain the grammatical structure of the language and are divided roughly into three phases. The first phase (Units 1-6, 7-11) has a great deal of grammatical material per unit, in order to give the student a
working knowledge of the most frequent patterns. The second phase (Units 13-17, 19-23) treats fewer grammatical features per unit. The third phase (Units 25-29) gives more overall treatments of selected features. The index to the grammatical notes gives ready reference to all features discussed.

Use of This Course

These units are designed for use with a native speaker of Bulgarian. The accompanying tapes include the Basic Sentences of each un1t and nearly all drills. (Drills such as those with blanks to be filled and translation drills are omitted, as are all reviews.) These are meant to supplement classroom work, not substitute for it. Suggested procedure for study is for the instructor to read the Bulgarian of the Basic Sentences item by item, repeating each for each member of the class. Each student repeats immediately after the instructor, imitating his or her pronunciation as exactly as possible. This type of drill is basic and is to be done with the Grammatical Drills and Listening in sections also wrong pronunciations on the part of the student, including wrong intonations, are corrected. This correction consists of repetition at normal speed of the i tern mispronounced, with the student repeating. If a linguist is present he may give a technical explanation, with the instructor again furnishing the model for the student to iterate.

You can find the other volume of the FSI Bulgarian course here: FSI - Bulgarian - Basic Course - Volume 2

Bulgarian is an Indo-European language, a member of the Southern branch of the Slavic language family. Bulgarian, along with the closely related Macedonian language (collectively forming the East South Slavic languages), has several characteristics that set it apart from all other Slavic languages: changes include the elimination of case declension, the development of a suffixed definite article (see Balkan language area), and the lack of a verb infinitive, but it retains and has further developed the Proto-Slavic verb system. Various evidential verb forms exist to express unwitnessed, retold, and doubtful action.

Bulgarian is spoken in: Bulgaria

Bulgarian is also called: Balgarski, Pomak

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