Seventh round of BETA competition

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Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to announce the seventh round of BETA competition open to all of you who would like to give it a try.

This year the aim of the conference is to inspire and motivate teachers to make the most of the teaching and learning contexts they work in, and to exploit the potential of various innovative and collaborative practices in all areas of ELT and ESP in particular; to exchange practical ideas and research findings on a broad range of topics such as Blended Learning, Content and Language Integrated Learning, Global Issues, Literature, Media and Cultural Studies in ELT, Teacher Education and Development, Teaching English for Specific Purposes, Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers, Testing, Evaluation and Assessment. The competition is open to all English teachers and teacher trainers – members and non-members of BETA.

We believe that there are many of you who are ready to prepare a lesson focusing on practical teaching techniques for presenting grammar / vocabulary, or speaking, or reading, etc. The teacher training sessions can be targeted at either student teachers or practising school teachers of English and need to provide practical insights and solutions on teaching the language skills, integrating CLIL in the curriculum, cultural studies, assessment and evaluation of L2 knowledge and competences of learners, or the application of blended or e-learning in the ELT classroom.

1st prize: One Annual BETA Membership and attending 24th BETA Conference and PCE in 2015 with no fee

2nd prize: One Annual BETA Membership and attending 24th BETA Conference and PCE in 2015 for half price

3rd prize: One Annual BETA Membership

The winning entries will be uploaded on the BETA’s website along with the 24th BETA Conference presentations and papers.

To enter the competition you have to prepare a lesson plan (see the attached template) and provide evidence of the outcomes of the lesson based on students’ perceptions of the lesson efficiency (e.g. results from structured questionnaires with the students), examples of assignments or works produced by the students as a follow-up of the lesson, comments from colleagues observing the delivered lesson.

Please, attach the lesson plan, all materials (handouts, course book pages, etc.) used during the lesson, evidence material of the positive effect of the lesson on students’ knowledge and skills in the target language, pictures / video of the classroom (optional) and email them not later than 11th May 2015 to beta.iateflbg@gmail.com providing your name, contact number / e-mail and school / organization.

We wish you inspiration and success!

Looking forward to learning about your wonderful ideas,

BETA 2015 Organizing Team

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