James E. Augerot
Introduction to Bulgarian phonology and grammar in terms of the modern spoken language. Writing conventions of literary Bulgarian. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.
You will have a thorough introduction to the Bulgarian language, and, depending on your willingness to put in the work, you should be able to carry on a meaningful conversation, read most texts with a dictionary, and understand standard literate Bulgarian spoken at a reasonable rate by the end of the third quarter of instruction. The textbook is called UW Bulgarian and will be available at Rams Copy on the Ave a couple of weeks before school begins.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Conversation based on short texts with a daily writing assignment
Interest and willingness to work toward mastery of the language
Class assignments and grading
There will be daily homework plus a diary as soon as we have sufficient grammar and vocabulary.
A midterm and a final plus an assigned grade based on classroom participation will serve as the basis for the grade.