THEORY AND PRACTICE

Useful resources for teachers who work with children and adults with Bulgarian as a second language

Dear colleagues,

This site allows us to share with you some resources for teachers, as well as theoretical and empirical studies on Bulgarian as a second language, which from our experience we think will be beneficial for your work.

This page is intended as a dynamic bibliography: when we find new interesting resources, we will share them with you. If you know of any other resources that you find useful and you want to share them, please contact us!

Novikova, Anastasia / Kamarintscheva, Daniela, in collaboration with Kotsev, Russyn / Lenova, Jana and Kerezova, Ani

Bulgarian Language with Draco and Mimi for Multilingual Children

Bulgarian Language with Draco and Mimi for Multilingual Children is a unified concept for supportive training of Bulgarian for children with another mother tongue. It covers the age groups 5, 6 and 7 years old. The materials can be used consecutively over three years (which is recommended because the methodology aims at progressively upgrading language skills), as well as separately. Each kit of Bulgarian Language with Draco and Mimi for Multilingual Children contains a system of didactic language games (more than 250 games per level), to be followed in an exact and defined order. Each game has a clear grammatical and lexical focus and comes with detailed methodological instructions, as well as all the necessary illustrative, audio and audio-visual materials.

Novikova, Anastasia/Kamarintscheva, Daniela

Linguistic Diagnostics for Multilingual Children between 5 to 7 years

This diagnostic procedure is intended to assess the Bulgarian language competency of children aged 5 to 7 but it can be used with older children in primary school at the beginning and the end of the academic year. It focuses on areas that are problematic for children with a different mother tongue. The basic diagnostics include lexis, grammatical gender, temporal orientation, and sentence structure. Other parts of the diagnostics check noun-adjective agreement, the use of prepositions of place and narrative skills with visual prompts after viewing a short cartoon.