Hello, I am Ivan, currently a full-time teacher of Latin and Bulgarian at the Medical University of Plovdiv.
I hold a Bachelor degree of Classics, a master degree of Medieval Bulgarian studies and a master degree of Slavic studies (Polish as a main focus). I also have a PhD degree in linguistics (Historical linguistics and Old Bulgarian language). Apart for my interests in comparative grammar and Indo-European languages, I find myself attracted to Byzantine studies , palaeography, and Patristics, as well as anthropology, philosophy and history of art and culture. Outside of the academic field, I am a passionate language learner and an avid reader, lover of tea, forests and walks, chaser of coziness and kairotic beauty.
This blog is an attempt to gather most of the pieces that appear here and there in one place. I am going to write about languages, language learning and books. Now and then you may also find me speaking about art and music. I am also going to post some materials related to the courses I am teaching at the moment: Latin for medical purposes, Bulgarian for foreigners and Beginner Polish (A1). I do hope to publish some pieces of translations, too.
Since I am native Bulgarian speaker, it would not be uncommon some text to appear bilingual and more often than never – only in Bulgarian.