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Overcoming borders –: web based Bulgarian as a global solution
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages, Slavic Languages.
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Overcoming borders – web based Bulgarian as a global solution“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them”Albert EinsteinWeb based language teaching is no longer a novelty as it was in 2008, when I presented the first course in Bulgarian at Uppsala University (Bulgarian Studies) at the 8th Joint Bulgarian-American Conference in Varna. However, web-based Bulgarian at the university level is still a rarity today. At the same time, as of 2012 this type of language instruction is the only available for students in Sweden, as well as in Scandinavia, who wish to study the Bulgarian language, the literature and the culture. The disappearance of Bulgarian on the map of higher education is of relevance not only in Northern Europe. Rather, it is a slow, but inevitable destination for most universities, except those located in a Slavic country. One way to overcome the downward path of Bulgarian studies at the university level will be to move toward collaborative solutions.The article aims to present the web-based courses in Bulgarian (from basic to advanced level) taught in Swedish at Uppsala University, as well as a sequence of three basic courses, developed for teaching in English. It will be argued that web-based courses can be easily adopted and adapted for different educational purposes, systems and levels of mastery. It will also be argued that technology becomes a secondary issue in a more sober and realistic approach toward overcoming obstacles for Bulgarian studies in a global perspective. Thus, web-based Bulgarian at the university level could become the highway, rather than a local destination, if we start to collaborate beyond (our universities’) borders.

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2016.
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: Bulgarian, e-learning, Uppsala University, virtual classroom, traditional classroom.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-392035OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-392035DiVA, id: diva2:1346529
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Beyond the Borders: 10th Joint Meeting of Bulgarian and North American Scholars,June 27-29, 2016 Sofia, Bulgaria
Available from: 2019-08-28 Created: 2019-08-28 Last updated: 2019-10-11Bibliographically approved

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