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Foreign Service Institute
Department of State
The Course Used by Diplomats
Learn Bulgarian the proven way -- just like a diplomat!
Over the years, Audio Forum® customers have used our courses to learn Bulgarian in as little as 25 minutes a day, entirely on their own. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to achieve fluency in Bulgarian using this proven audio/text method.
While other premium computer-based language courses offer only the means to learn to speak, with Audio-Forum®, you'll not only speak fluently, you'll also master reading, writing, and grammar skills at a scholarly level -- all with the confidence and polish of a native Bulgarian speaker. After all, diplomats have proven for years that this method works!
This FSI Audio-Forum® Course Features:
* 6.8 hours of audio, 15 units
* 493-page text
* Basic sentences and vocabulary
* Pronunciation notes and hints
* Cyrillic alphabet familiarization
* Substitution and variation drills
* Question and answer drills
* Grammatical notes and writing awareness
* Grammar drills and structure
* Listening comprehension drills
The U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Institute developed full-length courses specifically for diplomats, the very people who must learn a language quickly and effectively. Having worked with FSI authors and instructors, these courses have been fully tested through usage before release to the public. For over 40 years, Audio-Forum® has been the original and most trusted source for Foreign Service Institute language courses.
About the Language
Bulgarian is a member of the Southern branch of the Slavic language family. It is spoken natively by over 9 million people in many parts of Europe, including Bulgaria, Turkey, Serbia, Greece, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Albania, Kosovo, and the Republic of Macedonia. Several characteristics set Bulgarian apart from all other Slavic languages: the lack of a verb infinitive, the development of a suffixed definite article, and the elimination of case declension.
Enhanced PDF Features
The Audio-Forum® Difference: Audio-Forum® PDF books are enhanced with links to MP3 audio files. Speaker icons in the text allow you to hear the corresponding audio. The MP3 files can also be loaded onto your MP3-compatible CD player or digital media player. The PDF books may be read (without enhanced features) on tablet computers. A 10-inch or larger screen is recommended.
System Requirements for Enhanced PDF Features
Mac® OS X® 10.5-10.8
512 MB RAM
Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP
233 MHz or faster processor
128 MB RAM
Additional Courses Available through Audio-Forum®:
FSI: Basic Bulgarian Volume 1 (Level 1)