XXII АВСТРИЙСКО-БЪЛГАРСКИ ЛЕТЕН КОЛЕЖ
2-21 август, 2016, Благоевград и Варна
За поредна година се предоставя възможност на 15 студенти от български университети и на 15 студенти от австрийски университети да подобрят и задълбочат знанията си съответно по немски и български език. В обучението се прилагат интерактивни методи от квалифицирани преподаватели, чийто майчин език е немски или български. Участниците имат възможност да използват и метода „Тандем” – изучаване на чужд език чрез комуникация помежду си в неформална среда. Провеждат се няколко екскурзии до София, Пловдив и Велико Търново, както и до различни културни забележителности като Рилски манастир, етнографски комплекс „Етъра” и др. Предвидено е и достатъчно свободно време.
Всички разходи на участниците по обучението и престоя (нощувки, закуски и обеди, без вечери), екскурзии и входни билети за различни културни мероприятия се поемат от организаторите, с финансовата подкрепа на Австрийско Федерално Министерство за Наука, Изследвания и Икономика.
Условия за кандидатстване:
Могат да кандидатстват всички студенти и докторанти в български университети, които са изучавали немски език поне 100 учебни часа, с изключение на тези от филологическите специалности с немски език.
• Кратко CV по стандарт, със снимка и информация за обратна връзка (e-mail; тел.) – на български език.
• Мотивационно писмо за участие в 21. Австрийско-Български летен колеж – на български език.
• Уверение, че сте студент или докторант – на български език.
• Копия от легитимни документи, доказващи, че сте изучавали немски език поне 100 учебни часа (академична справка, копие на диплома за средно образование, сертификати от езикови курсове и др.), удостоверяващи нивото на владеене на езика.
Кандидатурите си може да изпращате до 15 юни на e-mail:
Лице за контакт за България: маг. Мирослава Краева
Facebook: Österreichisch-Bulgarisches Sommerkolleg
8-week-voluntary-service with Bauorden!
The International Bauorden (IBO) organizes building camps in Germany: an international group of young volunteers supports a social institution with building and renovation works. A camp lasts two to three weeks, the volunteers work under professional guidance for eight hours a day.
Bauorden offers the opportunity to participate for eight weeks in different work camps and, this way, to get to know different faces of Germany. The participants will gain insights into social projects, they will get to know different regions of Germany and will work, live and learn in varying international groups.
During the camp, accommodation and food will be free. Volunteers will pay for free time activities (e.g. during free weekends) themselves. During the other weekends they will travel together with other volunteers to the next building camp, whereby the IBO will pay for these travel expenses.
vom 26. Juni bis 20. August 2016,
vom 21. Juli bis 17. September 2016 oder
vom 21. August bis 8. Oktober 2016.
Download HERE more information and important contacts!
5-day-training within the Erasmus+ Project "Language Against Dropout" (LAD): Bulgarian as a second language for children in the preschool and the first grade
Between the 13th and the 17th of April 2016, a 5-day-training within the Erasmus+ Project "Language Against Dropout" (LAD) was held in Ruse (Bulgaria). Representatives from the University of Heidelberg (Germany), the College "Konstantin Bratescu" (Romania), the CIDT "Amalipe" (Veliko Turnovo), the School "Angel Kunchev" (Ruse), the School "Aleko Konstantinov" (Ruse), the Kindergarten "Red Riding Hood" (Ruse), the University of Veliko Turnovo "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" and the International Elias Canetti Society (Ruse) took part in the training. The meeting was organized by the International Elias Canetti Society in Ruse.
During the first day of the training, Prof. Stoyan Burov from the University of Veliko Turnovo held a lec-ture, which focused on the following topics: "Communicative Grammar in the Bulgarian language for bilingual children" and "Methodological aspects of teaching grammar to bilingual children". Vehbie Balieva from the University of Veliko Turnovo presented a learning situation for 5-year old bilingual children entitled "Senses".
The second day of the training started with a presentation by assistant Rusin Kotzev from the University of Veliko Turnovo, who talked about linguistic problems of children and students in the use of Bulgarian language, resulting from the interference with the Romani language. During the remaining part of the day Vehbie Balieva presented theoretical and practical aspects of bilingualism of the Turkish speaking students in pre- and primary schools. She also shared her experience from her work on the following two projects: "Bilingualism as an advantage" and "Innovative educational approaches in terms of bilingualism and multicultural environment in the municipality of Polski Trumbesh".
The next day of the training continued with the presentation of Dr. Iosif Nunev, a state expert in the department "Formation, analysis and evaluation of policies" of the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria, in which he presented a "Strategy for educational integration of children and students from ethnic minorities" (2015 - 2020) and its implementation plan. In the afternoon session the representatives of the College "Konstantin Bratescu" (Romania) conducted a training on the following topics: "Basic principles of effective communication", "Andragogy - Adult learning" and "Team building and management of human resources". They shared their experiences and successful strategies in the organization of education of Roma children in Romania. The day ended with a presentation by the representatives of CIDT "Amalipe" for the educational attitudes of the various Roma groups in Bulgaria, and in particular the minority group "Millet".
The last two days of the training continued with presentations by the representatives of CIDT "Amalipe" who presented successful examples and practices for activation and involvement of Roma children, young people and parents in the educational process in Bulgaria. In turn, the representatives of the University of Heidelberg held three lectures based on their long experience in teaching German as a second language for children in preschool and primary school: "Multilingualism: the teacher as a linguistic role model", "Children's books and their use in teaching bilingual children" and "Teaching vocabulary".
With a brief summary of the results of the seminar and agreeing on the next steps of the LAD project, the 5-day-training officially ended. The results of this training will be included in a textbook for children with different mother tongue than Bulgarian and in a guide for school mediators, which will contribute to the successful integration of the children from the minorities into the Bulgarian society.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN GERMAN?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO REFRESH YOUR KNOWLEDGE IN GERMAN LANGUAGE?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO PREPARE YOURSELF FOR A GERMAN LANGUAGE DIPLOMA?
The International Elias Canetti Society (IECS) organizes German language courses
for beginner and advanced levels from A1 to B2, led by a teacher from Germany.
The IECS offers German language courses which will be conducted by experienced teachers from Ruse and Germany. The courses are aimed at participants of all levels of age and knowledge of German language. The courses encompass four levels of knowledge, each of which is 120 hours, for the price of 3,75 leva for one academic hour. Divided into small groups, the students have the opportunity not only to deepen their grammatical knowledge, but to improve their skills to speak German, to enrich their vocabulary and to learn to express themselves more freely in German with the help of a teacher from Germany. Small groups help creating a nice atmosphere for learning German and conducting a more informal communication. Upon a successfully passed exam the students will receive a certificate for the achieved level of knowledge in German language. With this, we continue to offer our students a successful training program in German, which was presented for the first time in the summer of 2013.
Our summer language courses are aimed at children and young people and are therefore held during the school free months. The courses are intensive and cover 15 days per 4 academic hours per day, a total of 60 academic hours. Based on interactive learning methods and techniques used in the educational system in Germany, the German classes will be held in small groups and will be tailored to the knowledge of each student. Part of the program provides organized tours in the city of Ruse and discussions in German language as well as intensive trainings through role plays, readings, music, movies, songs and more.
To get more information, please contact MarusyaTsvetanova: 0889/869 301; 0877/924 109 or 082/828 699 or visit our website www.eliascanetti.org.
Third international partner meeting of the Erasmus+ project ”Language Against Dropout"
Between the 11th and 13th of March 2016, the third international partner meeting of the Erasmus+ project ”Language Against Dropout” took place in Constanta (Romania). The following partner organisations took part in the meeting: Primary School „Aleko Konstantinov“ (Ruse, Bulgaria), Primary School „Angel Kunchev“ (Ruse, Bulgaria), Kindergarten „Chervenata Shapchica“ (Ruse, Bulgaria), International Elias Canetti Society (Ruse, Bulgaria), CMDT Amalipe (Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria), St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo (Bulgaria) und Colegiul Naţional Pedagogic „Constantin Brătescu” (Constanta, Romania). The meeting was organised by the partner organisation Colegiul Naţional Pedagogic „Constantin Brătescu”.
On the first day of the partner meeting, the participants met with representatives of different educational institutions from Romania. The work of five schools and one kindergarten from the Southeast was introduced. The talks focused on the work of Roma mediators in Romania - their role and importance for the Roma population in Romania and the Romanian civil society as a whole. Numerous "best practice" examples from the work of Roma mediators have been shown and discussed.
On the following two days topics were discussed such as the integration of Roma mediators in schools, the role of local government and the need for supporting the work of mediators at a national level. In addition, different models of cooperation between schools and Roma communities were discussed. Also different forms of organizing this cooperation were presented and strategies for conflict resolution and intervention were proposed. Numerous training materials of the training of mediators in Romania were presented.
The meeting ended by expressing the pressing need for various institutionalized forms of education of Roma mediators in Bulgaria, as well as for creating the necessary framework for their sustainable integration in schools and kindergartens in Bulgaria.
On the 3rd of March 2016, at the 14th Norbert Schmelzer Europe lecture in The Hague, volume 10 of the series of the Elias Canetti Society "Identities" (Röhrig Iniversitätsverlag) was handed over to the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the former Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende also attended the lecture.
Oberhausen on Tour 2016
7 March 2016, 17:30
Hall "Europe", Dohodno Zdanie, Ruse
The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen takes place in the Ruhr region of Germany for already 60 years and is among the most important short film institutions in the world. For the tenth time, the Festival is sending films from its festival program on a world tour, including to Ruse. The International Elias Canetti Society, supported by Goethe-institute Bulgaria, OP Ruse Art, und the City of Ruse, will show two short film selections.
International Competition 2015
These five videos from the International Competition 2015 look at family relationships from unusual perspectives while for the most part elegantly refusing any clear genre classification. In Payal apadia’s film, for example, dreams and reality are so closely intertwined that an Indian woman’s relationship with her husband stays alive even after his death. Nina Yuen portrays her rational-minded father and asks: What gives our lives structure? In Joseph Dabernig’s film, two boys fantasise about the Cold War while their parents simulate a rocket launch on their laptops. And in “32 + 4”, the Principal Prize winner at this year’s festival, a student grippingly reconstructs the breakdown of her family. The film invents a discursive image practice in order to uncover repressed experiences. The intellectual breadth and depth of current international short film production is just waiting to be discovered in this programme.
The Last Mango Before the Monsoon (dir. Payal Kapadia, India, 2014, colour, diverse languages with English subs, 19 min.)
Raymond (dir. Nina Yuen, USA, 2014, colour, English, 11min. 30 sec.)
Nuvem Negra (dir. Basil da Cunha, Switzerland, 2014, colour, Portuguese with English subs, 18 min. 30 sec.)
Zlaté Piesky Rocket Launch (dir. Josef Dabernig, Austria, 2015, b/w, no dialogue, 10 min.)
32 + 4 (dir. Chan Hau Chun, China, 2014, colour, Kantonese with Mandarin and English subs, 32 min.)
Running time: 92 min.
Artist Film 2015
This year’s Artist Film programme assembles some of the most intriguing filmmakers
currently working on the borderline between the film world and the art market. While Katie Davies presents a 500-year-old border ritual in England’s northernmost town, Sun Xun reflects on the last Year of the Dragon, 2012, in vivid animated images with references to Huxley and Magritte. Wojciech Bąkowski, winner of the Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen, questions the relationship between language and image. In “Blue and Red”, Guangzhou and Bangkok merge into a fictional city depicted in fascinating night-time images that tell of the people’s resistance against the regime. And Bjørn Melhus dramatises Ayn Rand’s menacing rhetoric of unrestrained capitalism in over-the-top science fiction scenes with dance interludes. The films in this programme provide a compelling overview of the current state of media art.
What Happened in Past Dragon Year (dir. Sun Xun, China, 2014, colour + b/w, Chinese + English, 9 min. 30 sec.)
Blue and Red (dir. Zhou Tao, Spain/Thailand, 2014, colour, no dialogue, 25 min.)
Sound of My Soul (dir. Wojciech Bąkowski, Poland, 2014, colour, Polish + English, 13 min.)
Just My Own (dir. Alena Tereshko, Russia, 2014, colour, no dialogue, 6 min.)
Freedom and Independence (dir. Bjørn Melhus, Germany, 2014, colour, English, 15 min.)
The Lawes of the Marches (dir. Katie Davies, Great Britain, 2014, colour, English, 16 min. 30 sec.)
Running time: 86 min.
All films will be shown in the original language with English subtitles.
With the support of:
Two internships at the IECS are open now!
To support our team we are looking for two interns from April, 1st 2016 for a period of six months. The persons will assist the planning and implementation of cultural and educational projects (research, correspondence and accounting, communication with artists and partners, support role). In addition, the persons will be responsible for the maintenance of the IECS homepage and the public relations (writing of PR-texts and articles for the homepage, translation, preparation of documentation and other administrative tasks).
For more detailed information about the internships, please see here:
Corresponding Member of the Academic Council of the European Danube Academy (EDA)
On the 5th of November 2015 the president of the International Elias Canetti Society - Prof. Dr. sc. Penka Angelova has been appointed as a corresponding member of the Academic Council of the European Danube Academy.
German Language Course
For a third consecutive year the International Elias Canetti Society organizes each autumn German language courses with a German tutor.
Everyone who wants to learn German, to refresh their knowledge or prepare for language certificate exam can join the appropriate group for levels - A1, A2, B1 or B2
A level course includes a total of 120 hours, price for hour - BGN 3,75.
The courses are held in the Austrian library (Dohodno Zdanie) from 6 p.m. in small groups up to 10 participants.
Second LAD partner meeting
Between the 12th and the 13th December 2015 the second LAD partner was held at the University of Heidelberg, at the Institute for German as a Foreign Language (IGF). The following partner organizations participated in the meeting: the University of Heidelberg, Germany (organizer of the partner meeting), the International Elias Canetti Society, Ruse (Bulgaria), the University of Veliko Turnovo (Bulgaria) and the Colegiul Naţional Pedagogic "Constantin Brătescu", Constanta (Romania). More...
Language Аgainst Dropout (LAD): Bulgarian as Second Language Training for Children in Preschool and First Grade
The International Elias Canetti Society - Ruse became beneficiary of the scheme for free financial aid of the EU Erasmus+ program in key activity 2 (KA2) № 2015-1-BG01-KA201-014306 Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices - Strategic partnerships in the field of school education. The main objective of the LAD project is to create a scientifically sound concept for teaching Bulgarian as a second language for preschool and first grade pupils. The concept will allow children with different mother tongue (other than Bulgarian) obtain an optimal language training in Bulgarian language for a successful start at school. This will prevent dropouts from the school system at the earliest possible stage. The LAD-project will contribute to the educational goals of the Europe 2020 strategy, according to which the number of school dropouts must fall below 10% by 2020. This will counteract the growing illiteracy in Bulgaria, which is largely due to early dropping out of the education system. More...
Continue writing Canetti’s Earwitness
The main purpose of our project Continue Writing Canetti’s Earwitness is to promote Elias Canetti’s work. We would also like to motivate school and university students and creative people of all ages to have a go at literary writing! More...
„Anything I subsequently experienced had already happened in Ruschuk.“ – Elias Canetti
Project in Support of the Development of Cultural Tourism in Ruse
The documentary Ear Witness, created by the International Elias Canetti Society, is a unique walk through Elias Canetti’s childhood in Ruse combined with selected excerpts (in Bulgarian and German) from his autobiographical books The Tongue Set Free, The Torch in My Ear and The Play of the Eyes. The video work is realized with the financial support of Ruse Municipality through the program for financing projects in the field of art and culture. The film includes places which are part of the writer’s childhood – the Commercial House, the Dohodno Zdanie, the house of Belina and Joseph Arditti, prints and postcards of the city from the 19th and early 20th century. The soundtrack includes authentic records of Canetti’s voice and some of his family’s favorite pieces of music. The audience will hear excerpts from the book The Tongue Set Free and will have the chance to immerse in the unique atmosphere of Ruse from the time of Canetti’s childhood. More...
German Language Courses
The new course catalogue is ready! Starting from October 2013, the International Elias Canetti Society offers again German language courses which will be conducted by experienced teachers from Ruse and a German native speaker. The courses are intended for participants of all levels of age and knowledge and comprise long-term intensive courses as well as conversation lessons for advanced speakers. By this, we continue the successful course program which has been taken up in the summer holidays. More...