Learn Bulgarian

in Veliko Tarnovo

We are a small Bulgarian language school in the beautiful Bulgarian city of Veliko Tarnovo. Our tutors are highly qualified and specialise in teaching Bulgarian as a second language.

Bulgarian lessons

From our base in Veliko Tarnovo we give private lessons and lessons for small groups. We also offer remote lessons via Skype on a one-to-one basis or in a virtual classroom. The first lesson with us is always free and with no obligation...

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Veliko Tarnovo

You will learn Bulgarian in the charming old capital of Bulgaria - Veliko Tarnovo. Recognised as maybe the most beautiful city in Bulgaria Veliko Tarnovo is steeped in history, tradition and culture and is very easy to fall in love with...

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Bulgarian Culture

The best way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in the language and the culture. Developing a good understanding of Bulgarian culture is central to our teaching. We ensure our students experience the best of Bulgaria...

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Our Tutors

As well as specialising in teaching Bulgarian as a Second Language we also teach Bulgarian to Bulgarian students in the University of Veliko Tarnovo.

Our tutors are often invited to deliver lectures and to attend conferences and seminars in various Bulgarian and European universities.

Several respected academic papers on the subject of 'Teaching Bulgarian as a Second Lanaguage' have been published by our tutors:

One of our Bulgarian university students

Student Feedback

"I am so glad that I found Iliyana! She has been a great teacher for me and I have made a lot of progress in my Bulgarian since I started taking classes with her. She is so patient with me and also so encouraging. I really can’t imagine trying to learn Bulgarian without her ... ...."


"I decided it was time to make a serious effort to learn ‘proper’ Bulgarian and my search brought me to Bulgarianlessons and Iliyana and I haven’t looked back. I can honestly say I look forward to each lesson and love the flexibility of being able to have my lessons either face to face or via Skype which really helps me as I am not always in Veliko Tarnovo. I find Iliyana a natural teacher, her teaching method is excellent, she knows instinctively if you are struggling grasping any of the grammar or any part of the lesson, she is very patient and is very easy to talk to. When I leave my lesson I don’t leave thinking ‘what I have just learned?’, I leave feeling ‘I can not wait to try out my new Bulgarian’! ... ...."


"I had been trying to learn Bulgarian on my own for the past twelve years, and made very little progress in all that time. Once I started with Iliyana, I have learned a tremendous amount in just a few short months. I highly recommend her to anyone who is trying to take their Bulgarian language abilities to the next level. She knows every detail of the Bulgarian language and makes learning fun..."


"I have been working with Iliyana for several months now and highly recommend her both as a Bulgarian language scholar as well as an excellent pedagogue. Iliyana`s approach combines a fun and motivating atmosphere with an in depth introduction to the language. What make lessons with Iliyana really special are her always positive attitude and her friendliness. After just a few months, I feel like it is a friend and not just a teacher that introduces me to the Bulgarian language, culture and history. Personally, this renders Bulgarian as a language even more exciting...."