IATEFL, POLAND Official Representative Call

Dear BETA Member, The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Poland has invited you to participate in its 26th IATEFL Poland Annual Conference “Reaching the Peaks” which will be held on 15th – 17th September 2017 BIELSKO-BIAŁA, Department of Humanities of the University of Bielsko-Biała Poland. The main topics include [...]

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ATECR Official Representative Call

Dear BETA Member, The Association of Teachers of English of the Czech Republic (ATECR) has invited you to participate in its 12th International and 16th National ATECR Conference, ELT SIGNSPOST 2017, which will take place on 8-9 September 2017 in Brno. The main topics include modern technology in ELT, teaching English to different age groups, [...]

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PLENARY SPEAKER: CECILIA ODÉ

Cecilia Odé received her education in Slavic Linguistics and Phonetics at Amsterdam University. After her PhD (Leiden 1989) on a fundamental study of Russian intonation, she continued her work on Russian intonation at the Institute for Perception Research (Eindhoven) and on Indonesian prosody at Leiden University. In 1993 she joined the (WOTRO) Irian Jaya Studies [...]

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FEATURED SPEAKER: KRYSTYNA DROŹDZIAŁ-SZELEST

Krystyna Droździał-Szelest, vice-president of Modern Languages Association of Poland (PTN), is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland. She teaches MA and PhD seminars in English Language Teaching methodology, applied linguistics and educational psychology. Her PhD and Post-PhD degrees, obtained from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, are both [...]

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Call for contributions to BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (March – April 2017)

Dear Colleagues, We would like to invite you to contribute to the March – April 2017 issue of the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (ISSN 1314-6874). Please send your contributions to the editors at beta.iateflbg@gmail.com by 20 April 2017. Submissions received after this date will be considered for publication in the subsequent issues of the E-Newsletter . Your [...]

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FEATURED SPEAKER: DENIS CUNNINGHAM

Denis Cunningham has been involved in (languages) education in a wide variety of contexts over the last forty years. This has included teaching in Victoria and France, consultancy, and management within the Victorian School of Languages, where he was the Assistant Principal until 2006. He has published 300 and presented 200 papers in thirty countries, [...]

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PLENARY SPEAKER: CHRISTINE O’LEARY

Dr Christine O’Leary est professeur de français àl’université Hallam de Sheffield et chef du Département de Langues et Cultures.  Durant une longue carrière dans l’enseignement, débutée dans le secondaire, Christine O’Leary a enseigné le français aux niveaux A1 à C2 du CECR. Elle a développé de nombreux cursus de langues tout en se spécialisantdans la [...]

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FEATURED SPEAKER: GERALDO DE CARVALHO

  Geraldo de Carvalho Doktor im Bereich Übersetzungswissenschaft Leiter der Spracharbeit, Deutschlehrer und Prüfungsbeauftragter am Werther Institut in Juiz de Fora/Brasilien Vereidigter Übersetzer für Deutsch/Portugiesisch Schriftleiter des Internationalen Deutschlehrerinnen- und Deutschlehrerverbands (IDV)   IMPULSVORTRAG: Strategien der Verbandsarbeit zur Förderung des Deutschen als „weiterer“ Fremdsprache neben Englisch Die Nachfrage nach Deutsch als Fremdsprache verzeichnet weltweit einen [...]

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FEATURED SPEAKER: ZUZANA TOMAŠ

Dr. Zuzana Tomaš earned her doctorate at the University of Utah. Since coming to EMU in 2011, Dr. Tomaš has taught graduate and undergraduate English as a second language (ESLN) courses for international students and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) teacher preparation courses. Dr. Tomaš has also worked with in-service teachers and [...]

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PLENARY SPEAKER: PENNY UR

Penny Ur was educated at Oxford, where she read Hebrew and Arabic, and at Cambridge (PGCE). She completed her MA TEFL at Reading University in 1987. Penny Ur has thirty-five years’ experience as an English teacher in elementary, middle and high schools in Israel. Now retired, she has taught BA and MA courses at Oranim [...]

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