Step 1: You have decided to learn Bulgarian. This is great! Please make yourself acquainted with Edno School’s teaching methodology and Terms and Conditions. Step 2: Tell us more about yourself and your learning needs and goals by filling our Enrollment form. We will contact you within 3 working days after you submit the form to offer you a course that best matches your needs and preferences. Step 3: If you already know some Bulgarian, we will send you a placement test to determine your level. If you are a complete beginner, please skip this step. Step 4: Attend your free trial lesson before you make a final decision whether to enroll. Step 5: Pay your course fee and enjoy learning Bulgarian with truly passionate and skilled teachers.
How much is the course fee?admin2021-02-04T23:00:09+00:00
Our course fees vary depending on the level, type and duration of the course. The regular rates for face-to-face courses are between 380 BGN and 460 BGN, and the course fees for online courses usually vary between 300 BGN and 380 BGN.
How can I pay for my course?admin2021-02-04T23:01:45+00:00
Yes. Every new student is welcome to join the first lesson of any course or a scheduled demo lesson for that level so they can decide whether they want to sign up. Edno School also runs free Survival Bulgarian courses a few times a year, some conversational courses and language workshops and webinars.
Are there any discounts?admin2021-02-04T23:03:42+00:00
Yes. All existing students of Edno School, who are enrolled in their second, third, etc. course, get lower fees. They are always listed under the regular fees on the upcoming courses page. This is our way of saying “thank you” for trusting us with your Bulgarian language learning.
Also, families and groups get a discount. Please contact us for more info.
What is my level of Bulgarian?admin2021-03-01T18:53:33+00:00
You can check out this self-assessment grid, however once you fill out our registration form, we will send you a placement test. It allows us to better assess what course and level would be appropriate for you.
How are the online lessons delivered?admin2021-02-04T23:04:45+00:00
Edno School uses Zoom and sometimes Skype as a main video conferencing solution. We are using a learning management platform that enables our students to access their courses calendar, virtual classrooms, course materials & homework, payment history, etc. from one and the same place.
Do we only speak Bulgarian in class?admin2021-02-04T22:38:46+00:00
No. We can only use Bulgarian in class but we find it unnecessarily frustrating for the first courses and for some students who need to have more clarity and support. Of course, our goal is to expose our students to natural Bulgarian as much as possible. We use English in the classroom and whenever the teacher of an individual student knows their native language, she can use it to explain, compare or distinguish certain language aspects.
Yes, but only a little! We encourage our students to really take ownership of their learning and progress. The tasks we give as homework could be more passive and traditional, more creative and stimulating and whenever possible, we ask our students to do a certain task in Bulgarian, such as doing their shopping or talking to a neighbor, outside the classes. We know our courses are efficient but we are well aware that they are not enough for our students to fully master the language. Languages require A LOT of practice.
What textbooks/ materials are used?admin2021-02-04T23:06:01+00:00
We are currently developing our own coursebooks for teaching Bulgarian as a foreign language. The same goes for almost all materials we provide for our learners – video and audio exercises, extra reading tasks, charts, presentations, etc.
When will I be able to speak Bulgarian well?admin2021-02-04T23:06:49+00:00
Good question. The answer will be different for every student because there are a lot of factors involved: your learning style, your motivation, your effort outside the classroom, your previous experience learning a foreign language. Please note that your age is not a relevant factor for your success. With the right attitude and guidance, you will learn Bulgarian!
Our courses focus on speaking a lot so you can expect to be involved in basic conversations in week 1 of your complete beginner’s course.
How are the courses and lessons organized?admin2021-02-04T23:07:40+00:00
Edno School offers 3 types of courses based on the place they are held: online, face-to-face and blended (online courses with offline speaking tasks).
There are also 3 types of courses based on frequency: regular courses (10 weeks, 2 classes per week), intensive courses (1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks, with classes 4 or 5 days per week) and individual lessons (the student can make their own timetable).
Each lesson has a similar structure and we apply the same principles when planning and delivering your classes. You can find out more about this in the methodology section.
Which one is the right type of course for me?admin2021-02-04T23:13:14+00:00
Yes. If you have successfully completed your course (that is 60% on the final test and 80% attendance), you get your certificate. However, the certificates Edno School issues are not nationally recognized.
Are there any tests / exams?admin2021-02-04T23:14:56+00:00
With online classes, you can sometimes get a recording of the lesson you missed; for both online and offline courses you can join another group to make up for what you missed. If you miss two or more consecutive lessons, you can have an individual session with your teacher so you can go through the material.