Upon an initiative of BETA-IATEFL Committee, a meeting between representatives of major ELT publishers in Bulgaria and BETA-IATEFL Committee members was held in Sofia on July 12th, 2013. Excellence Language Learning (Sofia) provided the perfect meeting venue, equipped with modern facilities in a stimulating atmosphere. The aim of the meeting was to get together and to discuss matters of common concern, as well as to examine prospects for future cooperation between BETA-IATEFL and the ELT publishers.
The following partners attended the event:
BETA-IATEFL – Sylvia Velikova (President), Zarina Markova (International Coordinator and BETA-IATEFL 2014 Annual Conference Organizing Secretary); Ophelia Pamukchieva (Committee Member); Tanya Spahiyska (Committee Member)
AMERICAN EUROPEAN ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATION (AEAFE) and
EXPRESS PUBLISHING – Chavdar Zdravchev and Borislav Kinov
EDUCATIONAL CENTRE – Kamelia Toteva
EXCELLENCE LANGUAGE LEARNING – Femke Bex
KLETT Bulgaria – Vladimir Kolev
MACMILLAN EDUCATION – Yordan Stoyanov
PEARSON LONGMAN – Rumen Kiryakov
At the meeting, the participants reviewed their cooperation, provided feedback on the 22nd BETA-IATEFL Annual Conference 2013 in Varna, and exchanged ideas for concrete actions that will help achieve greater synergy in accomplishing the common goal for supporting ELT and the professional development of the teachers of English in Bulgaria.
A follow-up meeting was agreed to take place in September 2013, before the beginning of school year 2013-2014.