Teach Yourself Bulgarian Complete Course Package (Book + 2CDs) (TY: Complete Courses) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2004/9/29
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Sojourn to Sofia? Teach yourself Bulgarian!
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My son has several conversational and phrases Bulgarian books and says this is the absolute best. He works in the UK with trips to Bulgaria and is thrilled that I found this on Amazon after not being able to find in a local Borders or Barnes and Noble without going to another area of town (Atlanta). Receiving it in two days is FIVE BIG GOLD STARS for Amazon. Also, this is much cheaper on Amazon here as opposed to Amazon UK, about half the price. I bought NEW directly from Amazon. It comes well packaged in a hard plastic case which makes it good for travel.
However, if you're like me and prefer more of a grammarian's approach to learning new languages, this book is not the best one to choose. It contains a great deal of conversational Bulgarian, and just enough grammatical structure to keep you from getting completely frustrated. If you can find a book/CD set that delivers the lessons based on grammatical structure it will probably be a better choice.
The book is arranged in chapters that cover "conversational areas." Chapter 1 begins with how to ask for names, and it goes on from there. You don't find out how to ask if someone speaks English until Chapter 6. Concepts are introduced pages (or even chapters) before they are explained, which is confusing and frustrating. One helpful feature is that the answers to the exercises are in the back of the book. Another is that the appendix contains lots of useful and well-organized information about the grammatical structure of the language itself.
The two CDs were disappointing. They contain only one dialogue from each lesson which is followed by a question and answer section, and only one or two exercises from the book itself. It would have been much more helpful if they contained both dialogues in each chapter and LOTS of pronunciation tips. If you're looking for CDs that will "immerse" you in the language, these aren't it.
All that said, there aren't that many books that teach Bulgarian available on the market, and if you do buy this one it will do as it promises and teach you how to converse in Bulgarian -- at least well enough to get around in-country.