The aim of the BSI project is to prepare test-implement
and refine a Teacher Training Course for in-service teachers
in foreign languages that has as an objective to speak up
the effectiveness of an innovative method which we call
Broad Sweeps of Imagination (BSI) and to disseminate it
in wider European context.
The method combines different approaches and techniques for
learning new information and for foreign language teaching that,
combined in an integrated set has proven their effectiveness
for rapid building of communicative skills in the foreign language
learners. The BSI method combines visual elements ('clumsy pictures')
and approaches that give opportunity to learners to harmonize
their previous learning with the recent ones.
In addition to its effectiveness for communicative foreign language
learning, BSI method fosters multicultural awareness, intercultural
competencies and respect towards the values of the other
cultures, integrated in the foreign language learning process.
The BSI project gathered together partners from Turkey, Bulgaria,
Italy and Romania and will be carried out in two years.
Besides the Teacher Training Course for in-service teachers
in foreign languages the project is aimed at cascading
the BSI method to teachers who teach great variety of foreign
languages, at creating of network of trained foreign
language teachers who will further act as disseminators of the
innovative method, developing and adapting it to their educational
practices, and not the least - at elaborating of Guideline
book on BSI Method for Foreign Language Teachers that will
encompass the basic principles of the BSI method, information
for resources which teachers in different foreign languages
could use in their work based on the BSI method and the experience
which will be gained in the process of the international collaboration
in the frames of the current project.
The efforts of the project partner-institutions will be backed
up by a specially created e-platform which will support
their work by providing opportunity for on-line advice and exchange
of comments, opinions and supporting materials, as well as for
collecting feedback on the transferability and applicability
of the BSI method.