Faced with the reality of living and working in a multicultural environment, we need to know more about other cultures. In order to open a window to another culture, we should learn different languages. This is important for all of us (working in multiinternational enviourenemnt), for migrants (who need to settle in new countries where foreign languages are spoken and maybe different cultural values are shared), even for the courious tourists, discovering the world and its beaty.
Therefore the aim of Open Library project is to involve young people in the creation of easily accessible educational tools suitable both for language learning and cultural education. We have chosen myths and legends as source of language learning material , because they have this added value of teaching foreigners behavioral models, traditions and practices of other cultures. These stories will be told, recorded and translated in several languages by 10 young people from Bulgaria, Italy, Latvia and Egypt and then they will become available on a web-based platform and on a smartphone application.
Around 140 textbooks and audio-files will be realised at the end of this project, and through the mobile app you will be able to take advantage of them in any free moment of the day, even when waiting for the bus. In such a way, it will be handy and easy to study, learn and get aware of cultural diversity!
The project realized with financil support of European program “Erasmus+”, National agency for Bulgaria – Human resourse development center