About the project






The 132 year old BGSZC Hunfalvy János Bilingual Secondary Vocational School of Trade and Economics is attended by almost 800 students who are supported by 110 teachers and other educational staff. It is the first time the school has applied for a KA1 ‘Mobility project for school education staff’.


The aim of our school is to provide the students with appropriate academic knowledge, language competencies and professional skills in economics. It is also our task to improve the students’ personal qualities, key competencies, social skills and environment consciousness. Our activities in education are aimed at training young people to communicate, negotiate and debate both in Hungarian and in foreign languages, to safeguard their interests and to be successful European citizens in their future careers. In order to achieve those aims, we are continuously developing methodology and equipment and endeavour to create modern environment needed for efficient education in our school.


In accordance with these aims, one of our priorities this school year is innovation in pedagogy and methodology, where professional and language training and developing competencies for our teachers is essential. In connection with this aim we had an open month in autumn, when visitors (8-graders, parents and colleagues) could attend two lessons of each teacher in the school. Based on this programme we formed a team of teachers in methodology, whose members assist their colleagues with their experience and professional expertise.


To maintain and increase the efficiency of our work we need an innovative school education staff. Besides the colleagues’ individual efforts to develop their skills, regular further training is also essential. This project provides direct help for 20 colleagues and indirectly assists the development of language and methodology skills of the complete staff.


In the project – based on the school’s profile - , our aim is to develop the colleagues’ language and intercultural competencies and their knowledge in IT and in professional methodology. The acquired knowledge will be utilised in the school’s innovations, will be integrated into the process of short, medium and long term development and will also contribute to the innovation of extracurricular activities.


The colleagues who directly participate in the project are basically student-centred, innovative, co-operative and they equally support talented and less talented students. They are optimistic, open-minded, hard-working, intend to learn languages and place emphasis on acquiring and using the latest methods and equipment.


Having completed the formal activities and trainings for the participants in language, culture, mobility and dissemination, we would like to accomplish 23 mobilities for 20 colleagues in the Irish Republic, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Malta. The 23 mobilities include 11 language trainings for 10 colleagues, methodology trainings for 9 teachers of languages, Mathematics and IT and an IT course for 3 colleagues. After the mobilities the common project work will not be over but followed by sharing the acquired knowledge, experience and results and disseminating them in oral and written forms on the websites of the school and the Professional Training Centre, in the ‘Várnegyed’ newspaper of the 1st district of Budapest. Furthermore, these activities will involve workshops and pedagogical days for the inner and extended school environment, the teaching staff, the Professional Training Centre and the staff of schools in the 1st district.


Based on this project, in 2016 we will also apply for KA2 Transnational Strategic Partnerships projects in environmental protection and in literature (as applicant in one project and a partner in the other). To ensure continuity, in the next period of applications we will carry on with our innovation work and apply again for a KA1 project in 2017 by involving new colleagues.


As a planned impact of the project, the international relationship network of the school will be extended and a more modern and committed school environment will take shape. The language, methodology, IT and intercultural competencies of the participants and indirectly those of each colleague will develop and their motivation and satisfaction will increase. It will have a positive effect on their teaching jobs, therefore the students will be motivated by their teachers’ new skills and personal experiences to learn languages, to get to know European cultures and to accomplish lifelong learning.


With this pilot project we would like to set an example to all the teachers of our school and partner schools (Professional Training Centre and institutions in the 1st district) motivating them to take part in similar programmes since such opportunities greatly contribute to the medium and long term development of the institution and of public education.