The Linguae Mundi language programme is now offering 21 different language courses, making it one of the most diverse language programmes in the UK. Linguae Mundi have introduced two new languages for spring 2017 – Bulgarian and Romanian for Beginners, available to all staff, students and alumni.
Bulgarian is a South Slavic language written in the Cyrillic alphabet. The Romanian language is a Romance language, written in the Latin alphabet.
Bulgaria is a country of dramatic mountain ranges, numerous historic towns and golden sandy beaches on the coast of the Black Sea. If you like to go off the beaten track then one of the many Neolithic cave settlements might be worth exploring, as are vast networks of hiking trails and glacial lakes. Skiers can choose from several mountain ranges and lovers of nature can visit Pirin National Park. If you prefer the city life, then sun-drenched Varna is a worthwhile destination, as are the beautiful cities of Sofia and Plovdiv.
Romania is one of the most beautiful countries in Eastern Europe and attracts millions of tourists each year. It has stunning landscapes, forests and castles and a fascinating history. One notable place to visit is Bran Castle, close to the beautiful city of Brașov. This amazing structure perched on a stony cliff is traditionally regarded to be the home of the famous character Count Dracula brought to life by the author Bram Stoker in his novel of 1897. There is however a lot more to Romania than this famous story. Why not visit the vibrant and historic city of Bucharest or Walk through one of the many national parks, such as Retezat National Park, set in the Carpathian Mountains? In the future Linguae Mundi will be offering trips to these beautiful countries as part of the language course, so learners can practise their newly-acquired language skills within context.
Here is a little taster
If you know someone from Bulgaria why don’t you practise the following phrases with them:
Good morning! (English) – Dobro utro! (Bulgarian)
or What’s new? (English) – Neshto nowo?( Нещо ново? – Pronounced Neshto Novo in Bulgarian).
You could say the following phrases to your Romanian friends and colleagues:
Thank You!(English) – Mulţumesc (pronounced /mul.t͡su’mesk/ in Romanian)
or Hello!(English) – Salut. (pronounced /sah-LOOT/ in Romanian)
Join Linguae Mundi language courses now to start Spring 2017 (limited places available) and broaden your knowledge and understanding of different cultures and languages. You can also share your language and culture by training as a tutor and teaching on the Linguae Mundi programme. For more information please see here.