Free brochure authored by the Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism.
A 24-page richly-illustrated informative and insightful source.
This well-structured source offers substantial information on the topic in standard colloquial Bulgarian with basic, specific and terminological vocabulary.
Information is presented in several sections: 1. Unique facts about Bulgaria. 2. Northern Black Sea Coast> places, camping. 3. Southern Black Sea Coast - places, camping. 4. Major points on the map. 6. Water sports. 7. Aquaparks. 8. Cultural heritage. 9. Landmarks and reserves. 10. Bird-watching. 11. Events and festivals. 12.
Its advertising nature notwithstanding, source offers a wealth of factual and photo material which can be used for language study.
The brochure has versions in English French, German, Spanish, which make it usable in different linguistic environments.
Source was tested at the University of Melitopol in a group of 8 students of B1 level. during two sessions.
According to students' response, source has proved attractive, useful and helpful in developing the students' language skills. It also increased the students' motivation to study Bulgarian as LSP.
Students found working with source an innovative approach to LSP learning, as they have been previously exposed to mostly video and audio information on the topic. The written aspect contributed to improving the students' reading and writing skills.
From the technical point of view, the source is easy and intuitive to use: it can be projected on the screen; printed and cut into pieces devoted to various topics in content. Using written text in class is essential, as it focuses attention to otherwise ignored details.
The resource can be used for listening comprehension, oral communication, acquisition of specialized vocabulary and writing skills.
Level A2-B2; can be extended to C1, together with other sources.
Various types of activities can be suggested:
In conversation, students identify the context of communication and the topic, the participants interacting in the dialogue, the relation between them three characteristics of each of the participants
Exposure to contextualized genuine language
Students acquire the specialized vocabulary related to the topic of source.
Students gain knowlege of specific local aspects and problems both from a general broad and specific cultural point of view and from a business perspective; and from an industry-specific point of view (medicine, hospitality industry, economics, sociology).
Source stimulates creative approach to writing,
1. Lecturer introduces topic to student/group/class.
2. Lecturer gives key vocabulary by summarizing the main points about wellness, spa and balneo tourism in Bulgaria: benefits, logistic details, added value.
3. Pair and group work: learners are given sections from material / content. Task: investigate, present, discuss.
4. Homework: create similar content
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students
The provided tangible improvements
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills
Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning
Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries
Skills assessment and validation
Availability of appropriate tools for lecturers to monitor students’ progress and for students to assess own progress and to reflect on learning
Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need
Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
This useful resource for engaging, productive and assessable LL motivates both students and teachers in their use of general and terminological vocabulary in clear phrasing on an important topic of wide concern: environment and climate change. An engaging and entertaining resource by its power. By bringing in these short presentations and lectures, these materials enhance language skills and environmental responsibility.
Source offers a comprehensive roadmap for studying the basic relevant items of topic.
Both informative and motivating, source provides improvements to the curious learner.
Traditionally used in language learning, ad materials can be innovative inasmuch as language samples for developing speaking, reading and writing skills.
Source type is totally transferable to other projects.
Can be used for skills assessment and validation of speaking, reading and writing skills.
Flexibility of content makes source adaptable to various needs, as source can be used both in its entirety and in parts/sections (e.g.maps).
As conceived by authors of content and designer, soft and/or hard copies of the source are easy to use by anyone.
Source is free and accessible on the portal.
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