Museum-Based Approach to Teaching English for Specific Purposes for Tourism
Kornelia Boncheva Kostova
pp. 174 - 187
Authors: Kornelia Boncheva Kostova
Abstract: The museum-based approach to EFL teaching has been successfully applied in education in the U.K. Regarding the model's high achievements, we transferred it to EFL learning in the Bulgarian context, experimenting with sixty-four Tourism students from Burgas University "Prof. Asen Zlatarov". It proved to facilitate the learners' progress in English for Tourism and raise their motivation to develop occupationally, building a bridge between the classroom and global communication, addressing target, national, international cross-cultural issues. The topics encompassed Bulgarian and British history, traditions, customs; broadened the learners' horizons, views, interests and engagement, deepened their understanding and respect to others, improved their knowledge. The experiment used digital museum software, allowing visiting exhibits in British and Bulgarian museums, attracting the students' interest in cross-culturalism, artefacts, and historical heritage.
Keywords: Museum-Based English Foreign Language Teaching and Learning; Cross-Cultural Studies; Tourism Student; Motivation
Received: 14-03-2022 Accepted: 23-06-2022 Published: 30-06-2022
Citation: Kostova, K. (2022). Museum-Based Approach to Teaching English for Specific Purposes for Tourism. Cultural and Historical Heritage: Preservation, Presentation, Digitalization (KIN Journal), 8(1), ISSN 2367-8038, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 174–187. DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.55630/KINJ.2022.080115