Archive | 2010

Teaching resources at the British Council website

BETA is pleased to announce that there are wonderful opportunities to use a large number of free resources and support for teachers and learners of English available at the British Council website. The links are: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/ (teachers have to register – this is free – and then they can download materials and join in online [...]

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Teacher Training Event of Pilgrims Ltd (UK), Ruse University and BETA-IATEFL

Dear Colleagues, Pilgrims Ltd (UK), Ruse University and BETA-IATEFL would like to invite all teachers of English to take part in a teacher training workshop, led by Tim Bowen, a well-known ELT author and Pilgrims teacher trainer. A BETA-IATEFL representative will be there to provide information and answer questions about BETA and its activities. The date [...]

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Financial Support

BETA members can apply for a bursary that can cover their travel expenses or fees for attending national and international ELT events. If you would like to receive a bursary to attend a professional event in Bulgaria or abroad, send us a letter of interest and your speaker’s abstract to beta.iateflbg@gmail.com .

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How to promote active citizenship through foreign language teaching?

Abstract: Nowadays the gap between policymakers and citizens is widening and there is a growing concern about social apathy, passive citizenship and declining social attitudes in a multicultural Europe and particularly in Bulgaria. In this context, the question that this paper addresses is if, and to what extent, the way we teach foreign language impacts [...]

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Tales and children’s books in teaching young learners

Tales and children’s books are a rich resource of authentic linguistic input. Using a book while storytelling motivates children for extensive reading: they sometimes bring other books from the same collection or books on the same topic. Working with stories, the students develop linguistic notions and become more skillful in using various grammatical categories and [...]

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Creativity and young learners

Consider these behaviours? Josh is a resident of a remote rural area. For the past three years he has been sitting on the porch of his dilapidates shack, knitting himself purple mittens with no thumbs. He talks to himself incessantly about everything he has ever seen or done. Is he creative? Joseph is Josh’s neighbour. [...]

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English culture and education – a contribution to English language acquisition in Bulgaria – a cross-cultural analysis

Aim: In creating the image of a nation one can always rely on the traditions and customs in a particular group of people and in order to understand the attitude towards education, one should first scrutinize the meaning and importance of different aspects of the life of a nation. Intercultural analysis is a very complex [...]

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Beauty in suggestopedic language teaching and learning

Abstract: Suggestopedia is based on seven laws. One of them is Use of Classical Art and Aesthetics. The paper reflects on the importance of introducing students to the beauty of the target language and the culture of the people it represents. Key words: suggestopedia, art, beauty, second language acquisition, catharsis, global-partial, seven laws of suggestopedia Suggestopedia [...]

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Teaching terms effectively in ESP

Abstract: The presentation is aimed at discussing some aspects of effective teaching of specialized vocabulary in ESP lessons. Problems of selecting, presenting and practicing terms will be approached from both theoretical and practical points of view. Examples and conclusions will be based on teaching military terminology to professionals at tertiary level. INTRODUCTION This paper aims [...]

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Teaching vocational English: a two-way challenge

About the necessity of adequate growth in both- students and teachers: A miss of effective motivating methods of teaching; Main purpose of teaching Vocational English: To acquire a system of knowledge for reading, receiving and sending information in English language, that is connected with the main activities in studied speciality and suitable developing communicative skills. [...]

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